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Carr, Margaret Lenore


Margaret Carr


April 4, 1932 - October 14, 2022

On the evening of October 14, 2022, Margaret Lenore Carr (nee Duncan) of Arcola / Moose Jaw, SK peacefully passed away at the age of ninety.

Margaret was born on a farm outside of Inchkeith, SK on the fourth day of the fourth month of 1932.  Her family later moved to Arcola where Margaret graduated from the Arcola School and continued her studies at the Regina General Hospital to become a Registered Nurse.

On June 12, 1954, Margaret married her high school sweetheart, Alan Mills Carr.

Throughout the years, Margaret was involved with the South Arcola 4H Club and held memberships at St. Andrew’s United Church and South Arcola United Church. She was active with the Order of the Eastern Star, the Arcola Town Council, and the Red Hat Society.

She enjoyed swimming with the ladies at the Skyline each week and attended as many auctions as possible! Margaret was an avid antique collector who was thrilled to showcase her treasures. She took immense pride in her homes and personally designed their farmhouse and retirement home in Arcola.  She was a self-acclaimed night owl, a voracious reader, and kept busy crafting and crocheting.  Margaret was delighted to be surrounded by family and friends and looked forward to every Carr Christmas and Duncan Reunion.

She was always up for a game of Wizard and made sure to teach all her new friends at The Mulberry in Moose Jaw where she moved in January 2020.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents William and Sarah Duncan; sisters Lois (Norman) Clark and Lorraine Ball; and brothers Alex (Myrle) Duncan and Jim (Gwen) Duncan.  She was also predeceased by her in-laws Wesley and Laura Carr; sisters-in-law Doris (Herb) Wilson and Lenna (Doug) Garner; as well as Carr cousin Verna; and special Carr family friend Adam Marks. In 2011, Margaret lost the love of her life, Alan.

She is survived by her daughters Barbara (Leslie) Segal, Becky Pittman, Sandra (Todd) Hagenes, and Donna (John) Thompson. 

She will be forever loved by her eight grandchildren Lisa (Paul) Pittman, Lliana (Josiah) Jordan, Amy Langston, Daniel (Breanna) Segal, Jacob, Taylor (Will) Hagenes, Noah, Ava Thompson.; The next generation  who will proudly remember their great-grandma, Elizabeth and Wesley Pittman, Masyn Hagenes, Olivia and Isla Langston, Emylia and Keeley Jordan, and Ryan Segal.  Margaret is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, their families, and her brother-in-law Ray Ball.

A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at the St. Andrew’s United Church in Arcola, SK on October 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.  Interment at the Arcola Cemetery will follow.

Should you wish to donate in Margaret’s memory, please send to the St. Andrew’s United Church (220 Carlyle Street, Arcola, SK S0C 0G0) or the Arcola Health Centre (P.O. Box 419 Arcola, SK S0C 0G0).

Love came easy to Margaret, and she encouraged all to love wastefully.

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