On June 21, 2020, our mother Margaret Kurrant left this life to join her husband John. She is survived by her sons Derek (Christine) and Douglas and grandchildren Rylan, James and Sadie and her beloved dog Maxine. Born and raised in Edmonton, she adored her 3 brothers as the family struggled to overcome adversity during the depression and war years. A reserved and exceedingly independent Scottish lass with flaming red hair and dancing blue eyes, she pursued nursing, an occupation that she was passionate about. She met her husband John on a Christmas date while working as a public health nurse. They were subsequently married and later had two fine sons, Derek and Douglas. The young family moved to Calgary from Edmonton. Once in Calgary, the family spent a great deal of time hiking and camping in the beloved mountains and Mom was particularly fond of roasting marshmallows around a raging campfire. Mom loved dogs, particularly German shepherds and was an ardent supporter of the Calgary Philharmonic. A huge fan of classical music, she perpetually had the radio on, listening to her favourite symphonies, the local sports teams or the vagaries of the weather in Calgary. She loved CFL football and the Calgary Flames and always knew the game scores. When grandchildren arrived, she enjoyed spending time with them eating buster bars, pizza and wings, watching them play hockey and sports and listening to them play the piano. Meticulous in the kitchen, her perogies were unmatched and her pink dessert was always a hit. Devoted to her family, she carried her burdens with quiet grace and dignity, and sacrificed for the benefit of her family; among the last of a dying breed. Stoic, resilient and quiet but always persevering she maintained a mischievous sense of humour and always enjoyed a good laugh. A quiet heart and a steadfast friend to those whom she allowed close, Mom will be sadly missed.
We wish to thank family and friends for their loving support.