We Remember

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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