Margaret Anne Wood entered into complete rest as she was welcomed by her loving Savior’s arms late into the night of October 23rd,2021. She was surrounded by her 5 children in whom she adored and likewise they cherished her even unto death.
Margaret was born to Cornelius and Helen Peters on February 28,1956. She grew up in a large family which comprised of 15 children total. One can only imagine the experience of having so many, not to mention the fun and silliness that would accompany such setting.
Mom had a very special relationship with her dad and was heartbroken by his passing in 1985. She spoke often with joy of the hope she had to see her daddy again. Mom was always a mom. She was often found caring for her siblings, taking them under her wing while always giving them the love and care of a mother. She took on roles early in her childhood that perhaps were not as common for most, but she performed those tasks with a deep devotion and love for each of her siblings. Mom left home at the age of 16 to live in Winnipeg and continued to support her family and was always sure to keep checking in on her home, her dad, and brothers and sisters back home in Roseisle, Manitoba.
Her hard work and determination, along with her experience working on her childhood farm was put to good use when she married our dad in 1976. Not too long later, her first child, Lyall came into the world. Two years later Abe was born into the world. Mom’s life quickly became even busier, splitting her time between tending to her little ones and continuing to contain the other turkeys that lived on the property. Mom certainly had her opinion, but never stood in the way of making a dream come true. The next adventure would begin in Haywood. A farm that included 3 more babies, a whole lot of baking, endless jars of jams and preserves to make, constant gardening, animal tending, and countless other chores which may very well have gone unnoticed. Our home always had the fragrance of fresh baked goods and the warmth of a mothers undying affection for her children.
Mom's love for life, love for Jesus, and love for family carried her through many difficult times in life. One of her proudest moments was the day she accepted Jesus as her Lord and personal Savior and soon followed with her baptism. Her deep devotion in her walk with the Lord granted her peace in turmoil. She faced the cancer which attempted to take her little girl from her hands. Rocky relationships and attempts to reconcile never dismantled her faith. She fought with passion for those who may have been deemed unworthy, cast aside, lost, naked, and hungry. Mom was counted worthy, and simply did what she read in her Bible. No, mom was not perfect but she trusted in God’s grace for her times of weakness. Laughter also was mom`s best medicine. Everyday no matter how hard, had its own time to laugh. We spent time laughing so hard, it hurt.
Mom, you have fought the good fight, you have run the race, now its deserving for you to enter in His rest. Left to live on mom’s legacy are her siblings Nancy, Cheri, Helen, Henry, Brett (Cornelius), David, Jake, Suzanne, Darren, Elizabeth, Mary, Abraham, William, along with her own children, Lyall (Kate), Abe (Jeri), Neil (Danielle), Gerry (Genine), and Tracy (Chris). She was predeceased by her parents Cornelius and Helen Peters, and precious sister, Nadine. Mom also will be missed by her numerous grandchildren which truly enriched her heart. Each person mom met will not forget her. Farewell for now mom, we will be together again.
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:55
The viewing for Margaret Wood will take place on Thursday, November 4th, 2021, at Ronald Moffit Memorial Services, 306 Saskatchewan Ave. E. Portage la Prairie, MB, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Covid protocols will be in place. There will be a private family Graveside Service held on November 5th, 2021.
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