Margaret Jean (Hawryluk) Riehl
May 8th, 1942 - October 9th, 2021
With broken hearts we announce that Margaret Jean Riehl passed away peacefully on October 9, 2021, in Edmonton Alberta with her daughter by her side. Born in a farmhouse northwest of Wildwood on May 8th, 1942, Margaret Jean Hawryluk, was the second child of John and Mary Hawryluk. Margaret met and married Roger Riehl on September 30, 1961 and resided on a farm northwest of Wildwood where they spent the next 60 years farming and raising 10 children.
Sherryl (Ralph) Leidl of Whitecourt, Gayle (Jim) Walker of Wildwood, David (Rose) Riehl of Drayton Valley, Dawna (Richard) Heske of Wildwood, Gloria (Don) MacDonald of Wildwood, Joan (Scott) Barnes of Sylvan Lake, Arthur (Trina) Riehl of Cranbrook, B.C., Ronald (Jamie) Riehl of Wildwood, Jayne (Warren) Walker of Wildwood, Janice (David) Ueland of Drayton Valley. Margaret leaves behind to mourn her 28 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren who she was so very proud of.
She was survived by her husband Roger for only a few short days when he joined her October 13, 2021. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, William (Yvette) Hawryluk, Carl (Carol) Hawryluk, Dina (William) Turlock, Andrew (Joan)Hawryluk, Gloria Hawryluk, Richard (Thea) Hawryluk, Alicia Spenst and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary, 2 brothers Michael and Ted and a granddaughter Jolene Heske.
Margaret (Jean) will be fondly remembered by her family, friends and community for her amazing skill and talent at which she excelled, at most everything. She loved creating and always had a project in the making whether it was for a special gift or a hobby she so very much enjoyed. Margaret loved to crochet, knit, quilt, and sew. She also loved painting, drawing, and writing. For her children's, grandchildren's or many friends’ weddings and special occasions she put her hand to bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, cakes, dresses, and gowns. No task was too big for her and always seen her next project as a challenge.
If you ever visited her home on a special occasion or just stopped by for a visit you probably enjoyed some delicious baking or a tremendous meal. You never left her house hungry. Her love for baking, canning, and cooking was shared with all her children, and she took pride in teaching all her loved ones any of these skills if they asked.
Memories of Margaret (Jean) will be passed on and spoken of for years to come as her family, friends and community mourn the loss of this wonderful: wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, aunt, sister in-law, friend, or volunteer.
You loved and were loved by many. We will miss you dearly.
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