Marguerite Olive (Swanston) BROOKBANK

Born: Sat., May 16, 1931
Died: Sun., Jun. 25, 2017


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Marguerite passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017 at the Rosetown & District Health Centre.

Marguerite was born in Shaunavon, SK on May 16, 1931 to Murray and Myrtle (Grambo) Swanston. Her family moved to Rosetown in 1946 where she finished her high school. During this time she met her beloved husband of 67 years, Ken Brookbank. They were married on June 14, 1950 and spent from 1952 to 1998 on their farm east of Rosetown, after which they retired to their condo in Rosetown.

Marguerite enjoyed playing various sports including basketball, golf, badminton and softball. She played short stop with the Milden Mintoettes as one of their three imports, winning a provincial softball championship that year.

She was a member of the Rosetown United Church, as well as a member of the Kinette Club. She held all of the offices in that organization, followed by time spent as a member of the K40 wives' club. Over the years she co-hosted an interview and cooking show on CFQC-TV in Saskatoon, managed Flair Fashions ladies' wear store in Rosetown, and wrote and published a book called 'Food and Fun' - a book of recipes, party contests and games.

She was a six year member of the Rosetown Recreation Board, including being Vice Chairman and two years as Board Chairperson, as well as President of the Rosetown RedWing Hockey Club for three years.  

Marguerite extended her post-secondary education and received her Business Administration Certificate in 1994.

Marguerite loved her time at Aquadeo Beach on Jackfish Lake in the summer and Mesa Arizona in the winter.  In Mesa, she was secretary-treasurer of the Carriage Manor Board of Directors, as well as president of the Ceramics Club.

The most important thing in Marguerite's life was her family.  She is survived by her loving husband Ken, son Murray (Paula) Brookbank and their three sons Leigh (Vikki) Brookbank children Lindy and Rylan; Wade (Betsy) Brookbank children Addie, Kalyn, Connor and Bobbie; Sheldon (Lené) Brookbank children Bennett and Asher;  son Don (Barb) Brookbank and their two daughters Jo-Anna (Tobin) Rooney children Teagan, Quinn and Cooper; Julie Brookson children Nolan and Rory; daughter Bonnie (Kelly) Price and their three daughters Lynae (Mark) Schendel children Max and Rhett; Shauna Price; Kayla Price; daughter Brenda (Craig) Oman and their children Krista Oman; Brett Oman child Sadie; brother Murray (Yvette) Swanston and sister-in-law Urla (Brookbank) Meckling.

A family memorial was held on June 28, 2017. Remembrances may be sent to Rosetown and District Health Centre Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 653, Rosetown, Sask. S0L 2V0

Special thanks to Dr Ernst and all the hospital staff at the Rosetown Hospital for their wonderful and compassionate care. We would also like to thank Pierre and Shanidar Funeral Services who were entrusted with arrangements.

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Bill and Lorraine Brookbank
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
We send our sincere condolences to you. Marg was a true lady.

Ray and Wendy Seib
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Dear Ken and family
We were very sorry to hear of the loss of Marg. We have so many special memories of our times together in Mesa and Regina. Keep all the wonderful memories close to your heart.
Love Wendy and Ray Seib

Margo Achtemichuk
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
My condolences to all of you. I have such fond childhood memories hanging out at the Brookbank farm and especially summers at the lake! Mrs. Brookbank was such an inspiration as she was a beautiful and kind woman. And I loved her love for her animals! She inspired me that I could take a cat to the lake which I did for 14 years! I know that you will have many beautiful memories of her and much love in celebrating her life. I know I have tucked away in my heart the times and memories spent with your family. My thoughts are with you all.

Barrie Crossman
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
Very sorry to hear of Marg's passing. You were such good neighbours all those years.

Gaye Barrie-Clarke (daughter of Harold and Jean Barrie)
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
So sorry to read of Marguerite's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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