Margaret Marian Miller (nee Canty) passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Margaret was born Dec. 2, 1915 in Brandon, Man. to Margaret (nee Noonan) and Timothy Canty.
Margaret was the youngest of five children and spent her early years in Souris and Kemny, Man. She later graduated from Brandon General Hospital, where she worked as a registered nurse.
She also spent many years working as a social worker.
In 1938, Margaret married William Judson Miller and they spent 54 happily-married years together until his passing in 1992. Together they raised two daughters, Carol Ellen Edwards and Catherine Margaret Kay.
In Brandon, Marg and Jud operated a farm together, where they raised ponies and pigs and taught their daughters to ride and show horses. Margaret also was an active member of the Independent Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE).
Together, Marg and Jud enjoyed travelling and spent extended periods of time in Arizona, Brussels, Bermuda, the west coast, and before they moved to Fort Frances in 1982, they had no fixed address for a number of years.
 Marg was an avid bridge player and always was a member of a bridge club everywhere she went. In Fort Frances, she volunteered for the “Friends of the Library” and sacred Thursday was always a lunch adventure with her three friends Del, Evie, and Edith.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Catherine Kay (Thomas) of Ottawa, Ont.; grandson, Sean Kay (Willow) and children, Miller and Griffin of Ottawa, Ont.; grandson, Alexander Kay (Kristina) and children, Taylor and Reece of Ottawa, Ont; son-in-law, Glen Edwards (Jill) of Thunder Bay, Ont.; granddaughter, Christine Ruppenstein (Joerg) and children, Monika and Nikolas of Fort Frances, Ont.; and grandson, Jeffrey Edwards (Heidi) and children, Tanner, Emalee, Easton, and Abigail of Anchorage, Alaska.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband, William Judson Miller; daughter, Carol Edwards; an infant son, William Judson Miller; her parents; three brothers, Timothy, William, and Richard Canty; and sister, Kathleen Malot.
Grandma was a fun-loving, kind-hearted, and generous person. She was witty, easy to talk to, and always interested in great conversation with many different people. She loved a good book, a glass of red wine, and led a life full of adventure, hard work, and dedication to her family.
She was loved by all who knew her.
A gathering to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 from 4-6 p.m. at Christine and Joerg’s home (1220 Olde Shambles Rd.)
In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.