Margaret Albers, a resident of RR#2 Iroquois for the past 53 years, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Jan. 14, 2007, following a brief illness. She was 63.
She was born in Vlagtwedde, The Netherlands, on June 10, 1943 to her parents Willem and Margaretha Bucking (nee Schomaker). She lived in Holland until 1953 when the Bucking family immigrated to Canada and settled in Connaught, Ont. They lived there for two years before moving to the farm at RR#2 Iroquois, west of Haddo.
On April 18, 1964 she married Ben Albers at South Mountain and together they had two children, Rick and Joanne. Marg was a hard worker and she worked alongside Ben for many years helping with all aspects of farm chores in addition to caring for her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and oma, whose world revolved 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 his wife Carolin of RR#2 Iroquois, and Joanne and her husband Dwayne Backes of Williamsburg. She is also survived by her grandchildren Hannah, Heidi, Matthew, and Sarah; her siblings Bernie and his wife Sharon Bucking of Iroquois, Corrie and her husband Tony Byvelds of RR#3 Williamsburg, Adelaide and her husband Al Lindsay of Stittsville, Siny and her husband Peter Blais of Munster Hamlet, Mary and her husband Dave Coreau of Arnprior, and Otto and his wife Nancy Bucking of Prescott; and by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Willem and Margaretha Bucking.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois on Jan. 16. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church in Iroquois on Jan. 17 with Rev. Chisholm officiating. Interment followed at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Dixon’s Corners.
Pallbearers were Dennis Albers, Jim Albers, Bill Bucking, Mike Byvelds, Dan Byvelds, and Greg Lindsay.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.