BOOK, Margaret Olive
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Margaret Olive Book, of Loreburn SK, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Oakwood Terrace in Dartmouth, NS., at the age of 94. Margaret fondly known by friends and family as "Moe," is survived by her children, Jim (Claire) Book, Barry (Barb) Book, Susan Book, Bev (Randy Rudel) Book, Tim (Gune) Book, 17 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Gunvor Coutts. Moe was raised on a farm in Loreburn, Saskatchewan, where had many happy memories of the times at the river. She attended Normal School and taught in Melfort before joining the Armed Forces to work in Ottawa during WWII. She married Jesse (Pat) Howeard Book in 1947 and raised their five children. After retiring, Moe and Pat spent their winters in Arizona. Throughout her life, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, making people laugh and drinking her Coffee and Ice Caps. Moe was a go-anywhere Mom and Grandma who loved to be out and about, on drives to watch the ocean, basketball or football games, and anywhere else the car was going. After husband Pat died in 2007, daughter Bev brought Moe to Dartmouth to live with her family. Moe spent the last year at Oakwood Terrace making new friends. Wherever she was, Moe didn't just find, but created, community. The family is very grateful to all friends and family in the Loreburn/Outlook area for their support and friendship. The family would like to thank Bev, her husband Randy and their son Jesse for their extraordinary care of Moe over the last five years. They would also like to thank the entire staff of Oakwood Terrace for their comfort, compassion and support. Margaret is predeceased by her parents, James Farmer and Emily Etta Coutts, her husband Jesse (Pat) Howard, sister Mary (Don) Rand, and brother Bill (Gunvor) Coutts. A celebration of Margaret's life will take place in Loreburn, SK on Saturday, August 4th at 2 p.m. followed by a gathering at the Town & Country. Online condolences can be sent to www.DartmouthFuneralHome.ca . Rest in peace, Mother, you will be greatly missed.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on May 8, 2012