Margaret Framingham

Obituary of Margaret Clementine Framingham

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Clementine (Peggy) Framingham (nee Mathison). Peggy passed away peacefully during the early afternoon of August 27, 2020, at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba. Peggy was born on July 23, 1939, and raised on the family farm near Hamiota, Manitoba, the first child of Duncan and Jean Mathison (nee Jamieson). She was active in 4-H and worked part-time at a local pharmacy before graduating from Hamiota Collegiate in 1956. Peggy went on to the University of Manitoba earning her degree in Home Economics in 1960. She then began her career as an extension home economist and eventually worked as district home economist for the Manitoba Department of Agriculture. Peggy later worked for Welcome Wagon, as a church-directory sales person, and as an assistant manager for Fanny’s Fabrics. Peggy called Winnipeg home for most of her adult life but she also resided in Ames, Iowa, where her children were born, and in Bangkok, Thailand, when her family was young. She was married to Charles Frederick Framingham for 30 years and the family shared many wonderful times. Peggy was a great mother who loved her children dearly. Peggy’s life motto was Live, Love, Laugh. She had a fantastic sense of humour and cherished her family and many friends. An active social life was important to Peggy and she thrived when surrounded by her tribe. She loved to entertain and her exemplary cooking skills were well known to those who had the pleasure of sitting at Peggy’s table. A long-standing member of Fort Garry United Church, she valued the sense of community she found there and through her membership in Chapter O of the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) Sisterhood. Her wanderlust and sense of adventure led her to many places across the globe, but she was equally happy spending time close to home, skiing, camping and relaxing at the cottage. She adored her grandchildren. Peggy is survived by: her children, Dale (wife Lisa) Framingham and Michelle (husband David) Caldwell; her grandchildren, Adam, Leah and Evan Framingham; her sister, Phyllis Kane (husband Bill Peplar); her brothers Bill (wife Cheryl) Mathison and David (wife Beth) Mathison; her sister-in-law Heather Mathison (wife of her now deceased brother, Ron Mathison); and her special friend, Merrill Brown. Dale and Michelle would like to express sincere gratitude to all friends and family who have offered assistance and support during this challenging time. They also wish to extend a special thank you to those few friends who were able to visit Peggy in hospital (there were many more who could not due to COVID-19) and to everyone at Riverwood Square and Victoria General Hospital for their friendship, compassion and professionalism. Due to COVID-19 restrictions a service has yet to be arranged. The family is planning for a celebration of life to take place during 2021, if circumstances permit. A website is being created for visitors to view photos and poems and share memories of Peggy, the details of which will be made known as soon as possible. At present, please visit https://kilcollinscremationservice.com/ where you will find a copy of this obituary and a guest book. If you sign the guest book and include your email address you will be notified when the website is ready. In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of the important role the church community played in Peggy’s life and of her long struggle with mental health issues, donations can be made to Fort Garry United Church https://www.fortgarryunitedchurch.ca/ (204) 475-1586 and/or Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca/ (204) 786-0987.
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