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Margaret Boytinck



Margaret (née von Gösseln), born in Colmar, Alsace – Lorraine on June 5, 1913 died peacefully in St. Albert on March 22nd, 2014. Predeceased by her husband Carl (1977) and son Hart (2002).

She is survived by her daughter Ingrid (Ray) Brodeur; son Walter Jűrgen (Marie-Luise); 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren as well as 6 great-great-grandchildren.

At the end of WWI, Margaret’s father was forced to leave Colmar with his Alsatian wife and children, settling in Berlin. Eventually, the family moved to Delmenhorst, then Friesoythe, both located in today’s Lower Saxony, Germany. Margaret completed Middle School there, followed by a Home Economics Program in Oldenburg.

In 1935, she and Carl were married. During the difficult WWII and post-war years, she single-handedly worked a large garden to feed the family.

In 1955, Margaret was the last to arrive in Canada. She and Carl built a successful business, the Boyt Store, in High Prairie, Alberta.

A determined lady, Margaret will be missed by all. She rarely forgot anyone’s birthday or at Weihnachten. She developed good routines for herself, read a lot, watched little TV, swam a lot, walked a lot, always ate at the same time of day (rarely had a second helping!) and regularly had her K & K (Kaffee u. Kuchen) in the afternoon. She traveled extensively. Her mind was always active; when driving around Edmonton or Vancouver, she would observe small changes and comment on them.

She was an amazing woman, very astute, always curious and interested in everything around her. She lived independently on her own well past 100 years until December 24, 2013.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Glenora Club, 11160 River Valley Road in Edmonton.

Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship there.

In Loving Memory of
Margaret Boytinck
(Maiden: Gösseln)
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Funeral Service:
Celebration of Life
Saturday, March 29, 2014
2:00 PM
Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton, AB
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