It is with loving thoughts and fond memories that we announce that Marga Imorde passed away peacefully on May 27th, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband of forty-eight years, Henry Imorde, and her daughter Dr. Susanne Imorde. She is survived by her son Detlev (Liz) and her two granddaughters, Heather (Curtis) and Janet (Rowan). She is further survived by her sister Frau Ilse Petrich of Hannover, Germany.
Born and raised in Hannover, Marga was always a very active and social person with an adventurous spirit. She made many friends throughout her life. Marga moved numerous times in support of her husband’s career. A substantial move occurred in 1965 to Lanigan, SK which started her journey in Canada. She eventually settled in Calgary in 1978. Marga enjoyed and participated in many sports, particularly tennis, golf, and swimming. Marga and Henry enjoyed travelling and golfing together after Henry’s retirement.
Marga was interested in the lives of everyone she met and was always ready to help family, friends, or strangers alike. She will be dearly missed, and her independent spirit and steadfast nature will always be with us. We will strive to emulate the same resilience that she showed throughout her life.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Brenda and Dr. Aggarwal at the Rockyview Cardiac Function Clinic, Home Care, Dr. Breton and staff and Unit 46 at the Foothills Medical Centre, particularly Dr. Liu and Kurt.
In honour of Marga’s passing, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Alberta Cancer Foundation, or a charity of your choice. A private family celebration will be held at a future date.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Rick and Wendy Warters | 08-Jun-2020
Wendy and I were saddened to read of Margos passing. Margo was a dear friend to my grandmother Evelyn Ferguson. She would often pop by her house for coffee or just to make sure she was ok. We truly appreciated the friendship and kindness she showed Evelyn until her death. Often Margo would stop by if she saw our cars in Evelyns driveway, just to say hello. She enjoyed German conversations with Tilly and Erwin Jaeger, Evelyns sister, when they came to visit from Saskatchewan. Erwin is still with us and will be 105 next winter. I will tell him of Margos passing.
Detlev, Liz and Family:
My sincerest condolences on the passing of a lady who was a bit of a legend. When I first went to the gym twelve years ago, Marga was one of the first people I met, and our conversations became a daily ritual.
She was competitive - if she saw me walking to the gym in the morning as she drove along Willingdon Boulevard, she would hit the accelerator in her car in an attempt to beat me to the gym. Alas, she had a stop sign and two traffic lights on the way, so I was always able to get there first - but her racing prowess would make her smile.
Since we lived in Willow Park, I would sometimes drop things over to her, or transplant some of the flowers from our garden. Marga always insisted on giving me a reward, which usually involved Merci chocolates; the chocolates were also an item that ended up in my gym bag at Christmas time.
The best memory for many of us was Marga's 90th birthday party at the gym. With lots of people to honour her, she was in her glory (and deservedly so!) - and she even brought the 'bubbly' for the celebration.
We'll miss this great lady, but like you, we will keep the memories.
Randy and Brenda Sullivan