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Margaret Price

1921 - 2024

With happy thoughts and great memories, the family of the late Margaret Sarah Price (née McMillan) announce her passing in Taber on Friday, March 29, 2024 at the age of 102 years.

The Funeral Mass for Hurley and Margaret will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. A committal service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.

Margaret will be remembered by her daughter Rosanne Horrocks of Taber. She will be fondly remembered by her grandson Lee (Jody) Reid and their family Torey (Wyatt) Jensen (their daughter Rylee), Carsen and Madi and grandson Blair Horrocks and his family Brett Horrocks (Billie Spencer) and Alyssa Horrocks (Cole Campbell). She is also survived by her niece Ann Fulton and her family Jody Wells, Breann and Lindsay; niece Mary (Jim) Stewart and her family Marcie and Angie (Paul) Caughlin; niece Susan (Richard) Bacho; nephew Tim Coombes; niece Mary-Lou (Jason) Godfrey-Allen and her family Trevor and Jerry Jr.

She was predeceased by Hurley Price, her husband of seventy four years; son-in-law Reid Horrocks; her parents Donald and Louise McMillan; half brother Robert Kettle and half sister Margaret McMillan; sister Betty (Mike) Yamamoto, sister-in-law Buddy and Joe Godfrey and their son Jerry, sister-in-law Rose and Larry Coombes and their son Tom and by a nephew Doug Wells.

Margaret was born at Purple Springs on May 28, 1921 to Donald and Louise McMillan. She lived an amazing life, was raised on a farm through the dirty thirties and graduated grade school by correspondence. She attended and graduated from Garbutt's Business School in Lethbridge, and would also receive her status as a Lumberman from the Lumberman Association of Alberta with the highest marks in the course.

Margaret married Hurley Valentine Price in 1942, and followed him to Fort Lewis, Washington when he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. Margaret was a testament to hard work. As a young girl she worked for many farmers in the area. She worked at Pat’s Groceria, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Bank of Montreal. She dispatched for Star Taxi while she attended Garbutt's Business School. She worked for Revelstoke Lumber in Taber and then went on to manage a store in Calgary before returning to Taber to work for Beaver Lumber. Margaret stopped working to take care of her mother Louise. After her mother’s passing, she took a job at Chin Coulee Gas Coop in Grassy Lake where she pioneered the installation of natural gas supply to the farmers in the area. She received a lifetime membership from the Federation of Alberta Gas Coops for her contribution to the rural gas program in the Municipal District of Taber and County of Forty Mile.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Margaret’s name may be made directly to the Taber Comet Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, Box 4623, Taber Alberta T1G 2C9.

Margaret’s family would like to thank all the staff and her friends at Clearview lodge for the years of care and friendship. They would also like to thank Dr. Torrie and the staff at Taber Long Term Care for the amazing care she received during the last few months of her life. You were all amazing.