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Margaret Mary Conway (nee Coady)

Margaret Mary Conway (nee Coady)

Born: June 21st, 1934

Passed on: January 29th, 2019

Margaret Mary (nee Coady)
CONWAY (nee COADY) Margaret Mary age 84, formerly of St. John’s and Outer Cove, Newfoundland and most recently of Winnipeg, Manitoba passed peacefully with her children by her side on January 29, 2019 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born on June 21, 1934, Margaret is predeceased by her parents Bridget and James Coady; her brothers Dick, Pat, John and Ed and her infant son Wayne. Margaret, or Mag or Margie as she was known by her family, was born and raised in the family salt box home in Outer Cove, Newfoundland, just a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean. Margaret was very close to her mother, Nanan as she was fondly called. When she was young, Mag would help Nanan make meals for the men when they came home from work and was known to sneak a cigarette with her brothers when her mother wasn’t looking. That mischievous nature followed her throughout her life. She loved a good laugh, a good visit and would lead a singalong for any occasion, from “Put Your Shoes on Lucy” to “Delta Dawn”. She loved to make people laugh and smile. Once Mag completed school, she went on to work as a secretary at the U.S. Military Base in St. John’s. In later years, she worked as a clerk in the Hostel Unit at the old General Hospital on Quidi Vidi Road in St. John’s. Mag loved her work and her colleagues and shared many wonderful memories of her time at both of those jobs. Mag loved her kids dearly and went to the ends of the earth to make sure they were safe and well fed, going to school in clothes pressed and creased to military precision. Rick, Ed and Deb wouldn’t dare be late for church, music lessons or sporting events under Mag’s close eye. Later, when her children were grown, she moved to Manitoba to help her son Rick and his wife Cindy with their kids while they both worked shiftwork with the RCMP in The Pas, Brandon and finally Winnipeg. As all of her children had settled in Western Canada, she felt fortunate to be able to spend lots of time with her kids and grandkids. She travelled to Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Palm Springs, California to enjoy time with her daughter Deb and her family. She would often spend a few weeks each summer out in Brandon visiting with her son Ed and his family, enjoying the solitude of the back yard on a hot summer day. Mag loved her brothers and kept in close contact with all of them through the years. Friday evening telephone calls from Winnipeg to Outer Cove to visit with her brother Pat were never missed. It didn’t matter what they said, she just enjoyed hearing his voice, about his week and news from back home. Her trips back to Newfoundland were filled with dinners with the Coady clan and lots of time around the kitchen table drinking tea and reminiscing with her brothers Jim and Pat. Mag’s last years were spent living at Maples Personal Care Home where she received wonderful care. The family is grateful for all of the professionals who made Mag their friend while treating her as their patient. Mag is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her son Rick (Norma), Cindy and their children Kim (Rod) and Jason (Carli); her son Ed (Janet) and their daughter Kelsey (Craig); and her daughter Deb (Rick) and their children Jennifer (Nick) and Greg, as well as Mag’s great grandchildren Lachlan, Lilly, Carson, Brooklyn and Jackson. Mag is also survived by her brother Jim (Pat) Coady and many Coady nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Outer Cove, Newfoundland. Caul’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Alzheimer Society.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sunshine warm your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the
palm of His hand.
- Irish Proverb

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