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Margaret Susan (Gordon) Landry

LANDRY, Margaret Susan (Gordon) - August 12, 1956 - December 23, 2018 Sadly the family of Margie Landry announced her passing after a short illness on Dec 23, 2018. Margie was predeceased by her grandparents, her father James and younger brother Jim ("Jamie") and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her husband Ray, her boys Owen (Kristy), Scott (Angie), brother Don, niece Alexandra (Saeryn), nephew Chris (Reina, Dallas, Sydnee), and Cynthia Sawyer. As well as, her friends Lois and Leo, Gary Lindstrom, aunts, uncles, and her great friend Val Mongrain. She also had many beloved friends and golfing buddies, too many to name, who will be mourning her passing. Margie was born the second child of James and Heather Gordon on August 12th, 1956 in Kenora. Growing up in the east end of Keewatin, she was an ordinary kid sliding, making snow forts in winter, swimming at Gordon's Beach and playing with all the neighborhood kids. She also could be seen on the rope swing hanging from the giant birch tree outside her small family home. They played for hours in the sand pile and rode all day on hand-me-down bicycles. Great times were had in her younger years with her brothers, with typical sibling disagreements along the way. Early on she learned about being independent by getting a paper route for spending money. As a very reliable paper girl, she earned large tips at Christmastime. Being reliable and dedicated describes both Margie's life and work ethic. She also learned early in life about hard work at Gordon's Marina (her father's boat yard) bailing boats after a rainstorm or whatever she was asked to do. She even learned how to drive the standard transmission "Ranch Truck." She was a truly talented young lady who put her mind and back into any endeavor. In her teen years, she tackled learning the accordion at Mr. Patterson's music shop next to the pool hall in Kenora. She attended Keewatin Public School and then went on to Lakewood High School in Kenora, graduating Grade 12. Through a mutual friend, Margie and Ray met each other in 1975, where they sparked an immediate friendship and connection. They moved some years later to Edmonton where Ray started a plumbing apprenticeship and Margie worked at "Schenk's Furniture Refinishing Shop," even redoing a grand piano shipped there from Europe. Margie and Ray married in Keewatin in 1977. They moved back to Keewatin and built a beautiful home overlooking the Winnipeg River and facing her beloved Town of Keewatin. In 1986, Margie and Ray started a successful business "Raymar Plumbing and Heating." As office manager, she was often called to the job site. Ray was her "right hand man", where they worked hand in hand doing whatever it took to finish the job, retiring after 32 years. Margie loved Keewatin and also had a passion for Lake of the Woods. She spent countless hours on the water canoeing, camping out, and fishing. Many summers were spent on Donny's houseboat cruising around then anchoring in a quiet bay for the weekend. Many great memories were made later on at her brother Don's camp on "Crow rock Island," which she and Ray helped to build and maintain. They always had a great time out at "Camp" whether it was taking a nature walk to "Margaret's Mountain," kayaking, swimming, and fishing in the summers; to snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing in the winter; she loved immersing herself into nature. She would usually catch the most and or the biggest fish. The fish are a little safer now for sure, sadly. Margie also enjoyed her daily walks with her great friend Val, as well as attending the annual "Terry Fox Run" faithfully with her mother Heather rain or shine every year. She took up golf about 20 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed walking the course and forming great bonds with her many golf partners. She enjoyed sharing her passion for golf with her late brother Jim, and her two sons Owen and Scott, where stopping at "Falcon Lake Golf Course" was a must. Over the years, she developed many friendships and loved the camaraderie with her fellow members at the "Kenora Golf and Country Club." She enjoyed her road trips for tournaments in Manitoba, Ignace and Dryden, which was a highlight for her with the girlfriends. Over the years, she was fortunate enough to ignite her passion for traveling to may destinations around the world. She traveled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Hawaiian Islands and Nashville. Scotland was the next adventure on her bucket list that she wanted to embark on, but it was not meant to be. Margie had a great sense of humor and always had a smile and hello for everyone she met. She could always be counted on to lend a hand to her friends and family at any time. One of Margie's greatest accomplishments was being a loving wife and mother to her two boys. She was very proud of the young men they have grown up to be. A celebration of Margaret's life will be announced in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the "Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation." 13319617
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Ray & family
Posted by Theresa Doran (Friend) On Sunday, February 17, 2019
Dear dear Ray, I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Please except my sincerest condolences. If there is ever anything you need please please don’t hesitate to ask.
Ray and family
Posted by Janis (friend) On Friday, January 11, 2019
It was shocking to hear of Margie's passing. We are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and hoping you will find peace at this sad time, Janis and Ross
Condolences
Posted by Colleen Burton-Tom (friend) On Wednesday, January 9, 2019
I was very sorry to hear of Margie's passing. My sincere condolences to the family.
Condolance
Posted by Kathy & Dennis Thompson (Friend) On Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Ray and his family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Sincerely,

Kathy & Dennis Thompson

My condolences
Posted by Brandy Armer (Acquaintance) On Sunday, January 6, 2019
I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Ms. Landry’s passing. She was one of my regular customers at Safeway and we always had a good chat and a laugh. I was always happy to see her in my line and and will truly miss her smile.

My heart goes out to her family


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