Toews, Margaret. Our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt, Margaret Baerg Toews was born to Peter and Eva Schartner Baerg, November 9, 1917 at Acme, AB. She suffered a stroke 5 weeks ago from which she did not recover. She peacefully left us September 22, 2011, at the age of 93, with family by her bedside. Mother grew up at Linden, AB, with her 4 brothers and 3 sisters. At the age of 20, she realized her lost condition, repented of her sins, received peace with God and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite at Linden, AB, December 28, 1937. She was faithful to God and His church till her end.
On March 27, 1938 she married our dad, William Toews, experiencing the joys and sorrows of married life for nearly 50 years. After dad was taken from her side November 28, 1987, she continued to live on the home place till she moved to Sunset Court in March 1994. On June 15, 2011 she moved into Valhaven where she continued to enjoy visits from her family and friends until her passing. We want to give Rhonda special thanks for the care she gave Mom in the months before Mom moved to Valhaven. We thank the staff of Valhaven for the excellent care given to our mother during her short stay.
Mom was a “keeper of the home,” a mother and friend to the 10 children she bore and the 4 that later became part of the family. After Dad’s passing, Mom continued to draw the family together at special gatherings, Christmas, Easter, reunions, and just everyday visits. These gifts were enjoyed by us and many others outside her family. Mom imparted spiritual values to us, not with many words, but by being a living example to us with her steadfast faith in God. As the years took their toll, she was often found sitting in her chair with the Bible open. She appreciated ending our evening visits with a time of devotion. We have many loving memories of her and want to join her in heaven praising our Lord around His throne. She will be missed by her family: Phyllis & Stan Fast, Dennis & Tena Toews, Audrey & Ron Isaac, Bev & Phyllis Toews, Kelly & Darlene Toews, Donna & Richard Klassen, Maryann & Ron Klassen, Walden & Linda Toews, Adeline & Rodney Esau, Sue & Daryl Toews, Rhonda Gamberg, Debbie Gorski, Michelle & Ken Gillingham, brothers & sisters: Paul & Olive Baerg, Agnes Toews, Arnold & Anne Baerg, Lydda & Walter Regehr, Dave & Dorothy Duerksen, sisters-in-law: Anna Baerg, Kaye Wilson, Vera Toews, brother-in-law: Walter de Veer, 56 grandchildren & 108 great-grand children. Her funeral service was held on Sept 26, 2011 at The Church of God In Christ Mennonite Church, Abbotsford with interment at Maclure Road Mennonite Cemetery. Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643