Winchester Press – obit – Margaret Albers
Margaret Albers, a resident of RR#2 Iroquoisfor the past 53 years, passed away at Winchester District MemorialHospital on Jan. 14, 2007, following a brief illness. She was63.
She was born in Vlagtwedde, The Netherlands, on June 10, 1943to her parents Willem and Margaretha Bucking (nee Schomaker).She lived in Holland until 1953 when the Bucking family immigratedto Canada and settled in Connaught, Ont. They lived there fortwo years before moving to the farm at RR#2 Iroquois, west ofHaddo.
On April 18, 1964 she married Ben Albers at South Mountain andtogether they had two children, Rick and Joanne. Marg was a hardworker and she worked alongside Ben for many years helping withall aspects of farm chores in addition to caring for her family.She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and oma, whose worldrevolved around her family. She also enjoyed gardening, knitting,and visiting with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Ben; her children Rick and hiswife Carolin of RR#2 Iroquois, and Joanne and her husband DwayneBackes of Williamsburg. She is also survived by her grandchildrenHannah, Heidi, Matthew, and Sarah; her siblings Bernie and hiswife Sharon Bucking of Iroquois, Corrie and her husband Tony Byveldsof RR#3 Williamsburg, Adelaide and her husband Al Lindsay of Stittsville,Siny and her husband Peter Blais of Munster Hamlet, Mary and herhusband Dave Coreau of Arnprior, and Otto and his wife Nancy Buckingof Prescott; and by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased byher parents Willem and Margaretha Bucking.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquoison Jan. 16. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Cecilia’sRoman Catholic Church in Iroquois on Jan. 17 with Rev. Chisholmofficiating. Interment followed at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Dixon’sCorners.
Pallbearers were Dennis Albers, Jim Albers, Bill Bucking, MikeByvelds, Dan Byvelds, and Greg Lindsay.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the OttawaRegional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.