FUNK, Margaret “Marg” Rose (née Peters)
March 18, 1940 — March 8, 2023
Marg, as she was affectionately known by all of us, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in Kelowna, BC. It was like she decided it was time to go, and so she did just that.
Born in Killarney, Manitoba, Marg was a daughter of John & Elisabeth (née Warkentine) Peters. She was one of six children who were all born within seven & a half years, John, Betty, Dick, Marg, Bill, & Peter!!
After growing up on the farm in Lena, Manitoba during some lean years, and after putting up with four “Brats” (her brothers) and her older sister Betty, Marg’s mom & dad moved “lock, stock, and barrel” to Winnipeg, MB in 1956. What a shock to us all, but we all survived; we called it “graduating” to “Big City Life”! After graduating from high school, Marg found employment with the BMO; and she (along with some of her siblings) helped Mom & Dad, purchase a beautiful home on Kingsford Ave. This would be their home until her dad passed away in 1980. Marg was a wonderful help to her mom after Dad passed away, helping her with chores, errands, and doctor’s appointments; we’re very thankful for the love and care Marg gave to Mom.
While working at the BMO on Henderson Hwy, Marg met the “Love of her Life” and best friend, Andy Funk (a handsome Master Stonemason), and they married in 1964. They formed a Company called A M Masonry and worked hard at making it a very solid and thriving business. Marg would often say, “Andy lays the bricks, and I pay the bills!”. The “solid” foundation of their love for each other, their families, and their beautiful children, Derek and Natalie, was based on their unshakable faith in their Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ.
Marg & Andy moved to Kelowna, BC in 2009 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. They got to go to all the grandchildren’s plays and musical events, and they spent every Sunday at Derek’s and Sherri’s after church. They made many trips to Vancouver, BC to be with Natalie, and they loved just spending time golfing or sitting at the beach taking in the beauty of their surroundings. It was also a wonderful gift when Natalie was able to visit her mom and spend some time with her this past February. It meant a lot to her and Natalie.
Marg moved in with Derek and Sherri in December 2022; she said many times how thankful she was to be so well cared for. Derek was able to pay special attention to her and, of course, warm her coffee up 300 times a day. Her last days were filled with family and laughter. She loved good meals and really enjoyed Sherri’s homemade meals and baking, especially the meat buns and cinnamon rolls.
Marg loved her children; she texted and touched base with Natalie every day and enjoyed many daily conversations with Derek. Marg was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. It’s nice to know that she is with Andy, her love, again and that one day we will all get to be together.
Marg was predeceased by her mother, Elisabeth Peters, and her father, John Peters; as well as by her brothers, Bill and Dick; and her sister, Betty. Marg is survived by her children: her son, Derek & daughter-in-law Sherri, and her daughter, Natalie; and grandchildren: Boaz, Silas, and Zoe; many nieces & nephews, aunts & uncles and cousins.
As per her wishes, a private family ceremony will be held at a later date.
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We are sad and sorry for your loss as family. Now, reunited with Andy, the love of her life, we are happy for her..
Dear Natalie, Derek and family. Your mom and dad were special folks to me (Linda). I got to know them during my years working for Eric Pound. I would do your dad’s books at their home and enjoy coffee breaks with your mom. Your dad sang at our wedding, which was very special for us. Condolences, hugs and love, Linda and Dale
My deepest sympathy in the loss of mom Your parents were both very special I think of your mom often especially shopping as she “did my colors” Praying for you Love Valerie Wiebe (niece of Alice Pound)
Our sincere condolence to your family–Your tribute was lovely-Marg and her siblings and myself and my siblings seemed to be one family, living 1 mile apart for a large part of our lives–so we could probably write an entire book of experiences we had with that family ,including ,of course your Mom. When Betty, who was the closest dearest friend, died, your Mom asked me to be her sister–I said, I could never replace Betty but I would be her “pretend sister” and she agreed and we had many long phone chats and our conversations were mostly of things and people from her/our past–I am so glad for each phone call and especially that she remembered and talked about and cherished those years were we were together so much—Thank you for the loving and tender care she received the last months of her life, in your home Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you
To Marg’s family. I’m am sorry to hear of her passing. We knew her a bit thru church.
Your Dear Mom, my dear Sister loved calling me “Grandmother Peter ” stemming from an Early Grade letter I wrote that I was extremely Proud of & Signed the Letter..”From your Grandmother Peter”!! We always had many laughs about that & that’s how I ended my Last Message to her on March 7th.. She loved her Saviour & Lord, her dear Andy, her Children & Grandkids so very much & she Loved Golf so much at times, I thought it might be an Addiction? At Beautiful Golf Course called Penn Hills near Truro, NS we played last 3 holes in Total darkness except for a Glorious Full Moon Shining & leading the way to a Par 3 Short Hole where Marg teed off & miraculously found her Ball on the Green & proceeded to Score a “Moonlit” Birdie amidst Cheers from Andy & Peter!! An unforgettable Special Moment , one of many we had on their Many “Golfing & Family” visits to our Home in Halifax, NS… Derek & Sherri & Natalie & Grandkids, may the Memories of Special Moments with your dear Mom over the Years bring you Comfort, Laughter & Love, Love being the Greatest. from our Heavenly Father. Love, Hugs & Prayers from Uncle Peter( Grandmother Peter) & Aunt Elizabeth,
Thinking of my Dear Sister & her Special Children alot, so just wanted to “Share” my All time favourite Picture of Marg & Andy receiving some Silverware at a Fun Family Banquet after the Game. You can tell by this Picture, how Deeply they were in love with each other & now they’re together once again at The Good Lord’s Banquet Table surrounded by other Family that passed away before. Love you forever & missing you Forever. Brother Peter!!
Natalie, derek, sheri &family …. I so loved your mom I have many fond memories of our friendship in Winnipeg, golfing, lunches, Walks, dinners … she was one of my home decorators… I look around and so many things I love were at her guidance. Since she moved we kept in touch by phone and visited them in Bc several times. Was so happy we connected for a chat a few days before she passed ( thanks to you Sheri). I am happy she is with Andy and her lord and now at peace. She will be missed by many hugs Susan
Dear Derek, Natalie and your families.
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was quite an amazing character. She brought beauty to her surroundings, with a beautiful designed house on Knowles ave, great clothing, hair styles and way of being…she was a very cool woman. And she was interested in knowing what we were up to. She had those peters eyes that seemed to look into your soul. Our cousin nancy just sent my dad Adolf several beautiful photos and in the mix was this one of your mom and Helene and Judy. She looks a bit less than thrilled but beautiful! Take care in your grief and ‘next steps’. Thank you for caring for your mom. Much love to you. Karen schlichting
All three of us were shocked at her unexpected passing. She was closer to Cathy and Elvera but I lived in Kelowna and so I got the last phone call from her. Our sincere condolences. She was special but even tothe nd she missed Andy. They were a special couple.
Dear Derek, Sheri ,Natalie and family. We were your neighbours on Knowles Ave for many years. We were very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. We have a lot of fond memories of all the times we spent together. We will miss her. Love to all
Natalie, Derek, Sheri and Family
Clifford and I have so many nice memories of our dear neighbors and friends; your Mom and Dad. Marg was a lovely lady – and a true lady she was. I enjoyed our times together; our lunches, dinners, and our fun times cross-country skiing at Bird’s Hill. She is where she wanted to be – with her dear Andy. She will be missed.