Margaret May (Corrigan) SONMOR

Born: Mon., May 31, 1937
Died: Sat., Sep. 16, 2017


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Margaret May Sonmor (née Corrigan), born in the Nipawin Hospital on May 31, 1937 passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017 at the Rosetown and District Health Centre. She is survived by son Rick (Shannon) Sonmor and children, Tony (Candace) Sonmor and daughter Jenna, Scott Sonmor, and Mitchell Sonmor; daughter Marlene (Brent) Secord and children Vanessa (Curtis Kidd) Secord, Jeff (Janelle Johnson) and son Jackson Secord, Jessica Secord (Kelson Elliott) and daughter Jaycee; son-in-law Lee Southernwood; son Dan (Donna) Sonmor and children Drew Sonmor and Paige Sonmor (Jon Degner); brothers and sisters Glenn  (Bonnie) Corrigan, David (Carol) Corrigan, Loretta (Arvid) Ostlund, Roy (Charlotte) Corrigan, Diane (Dennis) Holmen and Charlotte (Bryne) Degerness; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marg was predeceased by her husband Leif; daughter Christine Southernwood; parents John and Laura Corrigan, Leif’s parents Martin and Marguerite Sonmor; and sister-in-law Margaret Corrigan.

Mom grew up in Love, SK., later moving down to the Coteau district south of Forgan to help with relatives on their farm. At that time she met the love of her life, Leif, to whom she was married on October 12, 1957. They moved to the family farm and raised four children and numerous foster kids. Mom worked at the Elrose Golden Years Lodge for a number of years while continuing to help Dad on the farm. They moved to Rosetown in 1989 for the winter months and in 1994, they moved to town permanently. Mom enjoyed square dancing, playing cards with friends, hooking rugs, reading, and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her animal companions. There wasn’t a garage or auction sale Mom missed as she tried to find a good bargain on antiques or a book to read.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KAWS Animal Rescue, Box 1505, Kindersley, SK. S0L 1S0, or made online at www.kaws.ca or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1738 Quebec Avenue, Unit 26, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 1V9. A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

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George Heacock
   Posted Sun September 17, 2017
Margaret was one of my Canadian Cousins. In 1969 my family and I spent several days on Margaret and Lief's farm south of Forgan. It was a fun time, especially for my two boys. Glen, my youngest, was a picky eater and he helped Lief gather eggs and milk the cows while we were there. Margaret humored our son by only feeding him "Cows milk and chicken eggs." She and Lief visited us in California while on a couple of vacations to Disney Land. When we found out of Margaret's passing it was such a shock and brought on great sadness to both my wife and I. Margaret...you shall be sorely missed, but we know that you are in a better place.

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