1920 - 2019
On the morning of Saturday, March 23, 2019, Mary Margery Bateman Puzey, passed away in Taber at the age of 98 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, March 30, 2019 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northside Chapel, 2223 - 6 ‘A’ Avenue North, Lethbridge on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at Archmount Cemetery.
Marge is survived by her children Lorne (Barb) Bateman of Lethbridge and Karen (Frederick) Bernhardt of Taber; thirteen grandchildren and thirty eight great grandchildren.
Marge was born August 22, 1920 at Fort Macleod to Melissa and Albert Bawden. She loved to swim in the Old Man River, skating in the winter and playing baseball with her friends. Her parents operated a bakery in the centre of town and also delivered milk by a horse drawn wagon. Marge went to Vulcan to work as a temporary telephone operator and ended up staying for sixty two years. She married Leon William Bateman on December 4, 1942, who passed away in March 1966. They had two children, Lorne and Karen. Part of the time she lived on a farm northeast of Vulcan and in town. She had to chop wood, carry water and used a old wringer washing machine. Marge married Frederick Puzey of Champion on May 3, 1979. He passed away October 13, 1990. In 2003, she moved to Brooks to be near Lorne and family. In 2017, Marge moved to Taber where she has resided until the time of her passing.