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Margaret Vona Lepoudre

April 13, 1934 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 85)


In Loving Memory of 
Margaret V.

age 85
beloved wife of the late Kenneth “Dusty” Lepoudre

November 9, 2019
Bayside Personal Care Home
Killarney, Manitoba 

In accordance with the 
family’s wishes a
 private interment will be held 
at the Minto Cemetery. 

Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Killarney United Church; 
Box 9 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0, 
or to Bayside Personal Care Home; 
Box 5000 Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0.

I am Gone 
You can shed tears that I am gone 
Or you can smile that I have lived.
You can close your eyes and hope that I'll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that I've left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see me
Or you can be full of the love we shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because
 of yesterday.
You can remember me and that I'm gone
Or you can cherish my memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty 
and turn your back
Or you can do what I 'd want: smile, 
Open your eyes, love and go on.
- David Harkins


     Margaret Vona Lepoudre (nee Way) was born April 13, 1934. She was pre-deceased by her husband Ken(Dusty) Lepoudre, mother and father Stanley and Violet Way, mother and father in-law Maurice and Margaret Lepoudre, her sister Darlene and brother-in law Jim Arnott, niece Shawna Arnott. She is survived by her niece Kim (Brad) English and family- Allana(Jacob),Jenna(Chris) and Landon, nephews Merlin Arnott & Brad(Cindy) Lepoudre and daughter Corey, Cousin Marcia Rankin and family and many other cherished family and friends.
     Margaret was born to parents Stanley and Violet Way April 13th, 1934 in Killarney Manitoba. The family resided on a farm 8 miles north of Killarney. Margaret completed high school at Killarney in 1952. After graduation she moved to Winnipeg where she took a legal stenographer’s course and worked as a legal secretary in both Winnipeg and Toronto.  After a few years as a secretary, Margaret decided to return to normal school and received a teacher’s certificate. She taught at schools in the Brandon and Killarney area before she married Ken(Dusty) Lepoudre of Minto, in 1964.  They lived and farmed in Minto and made the community home.  Margaret was active in the community and was a member of the Minto United Church, Forester’s lodge and actively took part in all community events. Margaret and Dusty’s home was always open to all their friends and family and many a good time with lots of laughter and fun was had at the farm in Minto.  Dusty passed away in 1984 and Margaret continued to live on their family farm for another 10 years before retiring to Killarney.  Her move to Killarney was a tough decision as she truly loved being a part of the Minto community. Once settled in Killarney, Margaret became involved in the United Church and was a volunteer for many years at the Bayside Personal Care home.  Her love for music saw her volunteer on the concert board for Killarney, return to lessons as an adult to improve skills on the organ and attend all symphony concerts in Brandon for many years. 
     Margaret traveled to both coasts of Canada, Hawaii and various US destinations.
     Margaret had a very small family and has spent many hours with her sister Darlene and her sister’s family.  She was a devoted Aunt and was the most devoted fan at all her great nieces and nephews activities.  She drove the children each week before school to music lessons and had a breakfast waiting for them in the car after their lesson. She was determined to culture a love for music. When poor health befell Margaret and language was difficult, Margaret’s sister Darlene would play the piano and Margaret would sing every word of all the old favorites.  The singing was contagious, and it was not long after Darlene would start on the piano that Margaret and many Bayside residents were all belting out the tunes.  Darlene’s passing left a large void for Margaret. 
     Margaret had a few tough final years but was determined to the end.  Surrounded by family, she passed away at Bayside Personal Care Home on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. 
     Margaret believed each person had a true passion and for Margaret it was music.  She believed: any form of music is a great form and all music was art!!
     She will be missed but we are glad she is at Peace.






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