Margaret Coates

Obituary of Margaret Elaine Coates

Margaret Elaine Coates (nee Hopkins) of Red Deer, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend peacefully went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2019 at the age of 95 with her family at her side.

Peggy was born in Major, Saskatchewan to John and Helen Hopkins, the oldest of 9 children. Due to numerous family moves, Peggy attended 8 different schools to obtain a Grade 9 education. Peggy worked hard from an early age to assist with the raising of her siblings. She was married to Glen on November 5, 1947 and together they raised their family on the farm in Springvale. In 1973, they semi-retired, and moved to Vancouver Island spending the next 20 years. They returned to Central Alberta in 1993.

Peggy loved to knit, bake buns and pies, cook meals for anyone that arrived at her door, play crib, dance and loved to share stories of her childhood.

Peggy was predeceased by her husband Glen, brother Glen, and sisters Gladys and Shirley, son-in-law Larry McArthur and numerous brother- in laws and sisters-in-laws. She is remembered by her four children: Lloyd ( Elaine), David ( Cheryl), Sherry McArthur, Carol ( Larry) Kozuback, 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, brother Tony Hopkins, sisters Louise Hornseth, Elsie Green, Marion ( Robert) Weidner, Judy ( Ken) Trousdell, sister-in-law Betty Hopkins, brothers-in-law Cecil and Allan Coates, cousin Loyis Schmidt, daughter-in-law Denise ( Bob) Bobyk, extended family members plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Her family is grateful to Unit 33 at the Red Deer Hospital and to the Red Deer Hospice for their loving care and attention.

A Memorial tea will be held in the lower level of Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 - 39 St, Red Deer, AB from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 - Arnot Ave, Red Deer AB T4R 3S6.

Condolences to Margaret’s family may be emailed to Arrangements in care of Meaningful Memorials Funeral Service, serving Red Deer and all of central Alberta, 587-876-4944.

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