It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Grandmother Margaret ‘Marg’ Anne Bull (Reid) on January 11, 2021. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Margaret is predeceased by her parents Jim and Anne Reid, her husband Donald Bull and her daughter Judy Moore (Bull). She leaves to mourn her son Wesley Bull (Sharon); son-in-law Gilbert Moore and granddaughters Sarah, Stacey and Shannon Moore; brother Les Reid (Margaret); nieces Ann and Sheri Reid, nephew Jim Reid (Arynne).
Margaret Anne Bull (Reid) was the second child born to Jim and Anne Reid on September 19, 1941 in Moline, MB. In 1944 the family moved to Cardale, MB where Marg would grow up. After school she attended Manitoba’s Technical Institute where she graduated with a LPN title in 1962. She then began working at the Shoal Lake Hospital. This is where she met Donald Thomas Bull, the two would wed shortly after on April 26, 1963. They soon welcomed their first child Wesley in 1964. They decided to move their family to Esterhazy, SK in 1966 and a few years later they had their second child Judy in 1968. The family then decided to move once more in 1969 to Vanscoy, SK where Marg would spend the next 29 years. During her time in Vanscoy she decided to take a homecare course at the SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon. From here on she would begin to do homecare in Vanscoy and the surrounding area. She was also very involved in the Vanscoy United church where she taught Sunday School and was an active member in the UCW (United Church Women).
In 1999 Marg moved back to Esterhazy, SK to be closer to her daughter Judy and Gilbert and granddaughters. She continued to do homecare in the Esterhazy area for a few years before starting at the Maple Street Manor in 2002. She worked at the Manor for 8 years before retiring in 2010. Still after retirement you couldn’t keep her still and she continued to fill in at the Manor when needed.
As previously mentioned, Marg was very involved in the community and that didn’t stop after she moved back to Esterhazy. She would never pass up an opportunity to help out or to teach. In early 2005 she, her daughter Judy and friend Carey Nicholauson started up a Girl Guide program in Esterhazy. Margaret was heavily involved in this club over the next 5 years earning the nicknames ‘Tawny Owl’ and ‘Guider Grandma’ as most of the members were friends of her granddaughters. After settling into her retirement you could often find her outside either in her flourishing garden, out for a walk or watching birds about her backyard. For those of you who knew Marg, you know that her granddaughters were her pride and joy and nothing would stop her from attending a sporting event of theirs. Whether it be 30 above or 30 below she would be there cheering them on in the gym, rink and at the diamonds.
Marg wasn’t a huge animal person, but somehow in the last 5 years that all changed when her granddaughter’s dog Bo came along. She would babysit him as needed and enjoyed his company on her daily walks. As her dementia started to worsen and faces started to fade Bo was the one face that she never seemed to forget. She moved into the Esterhazy Centennial Care Home in Esterhazy early 2019, as more faces started to fade Bo’s visits were something that she looked forward to. Even near the end of her life it was something that still sparked a memory in her.
The family wishes to acknowledge the Esterhazy Centennial Care Home professionals and volunteers who provided the most compassionate care during this difficult time. We are grateful for your support in helping Grandma transition to her next journey.
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