Margaret Jane Rimkus

December 03, 1931 - September 01, 2010 

Margaret Jane Rimkus

December 03, 1931 - September 01, 2010 

Obituary for Margaret Jane Rimkus

Margaret was born Thursday, December 3, 1931 in Flin Flon, Manitoba, to Tom and Janet Hunter. She raised in Flin Flon. Margaret married Leonard Morrison in 1949 and together they had three children; Betty, Tom and Allan.
In 1971 she moved to Winnipeg where her husband passed away shortly thereafter. She had always wanted to enter the nursing profession, so she returned to school and received her Practical Nursing Diploma.
In 1974 she moved to The Pas and was employed at St. Anthony’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Residence. It was during this time that she met and married Bill Babos in 1975. She was also very active in the MLPN Association both the local and Provincial Boards. She loved working with patients at St. Paul’s and the hospital and was the first LPN night supervisor at St. Paul’s.
After a work related injury she became very active with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities. She held many different positions on these boards both locally and provincially. She was also active with The Pas Handi-Van.
Margaret was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion and helped at their Bingo for many years as well as the Handicap Bingo.
In 1999 she married Kurt Rimkus and they moved to Flin Flon in 2002 and in 2009 moved to Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.
Margaret had a very positive outlook on life and she always had a smile for everyone.
Margaret passed away with her family by her side, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Pasquia Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, age 78 years, after a short courageous battle with cancer.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Kurt Rimkus; her children, Betty (Mike) Melenchuk of Medicine Hat, AB, Tom (Nadine) Morrison of Flin Flon, MB, Al (Joyce) Morrison of Creighton, SK; grandchildren Walter Melenchuk, Heather (Dave) Donaldson, Leonard (Janet) Melenchuk, Tony (Carrie) Morrison, Candace (Daryl) Porteous, Steve (Lara) Morrison, Jeff Morrison, Brad Morrison; great grandchildren Michael, Allison and Miley Donaldson, D.J. “Daryl” and Cassie Porteus, Morgyn Melenchuk, Sydney and Reagan Morrison, Brady Morrison; brother Bill (Terry) Hunter; and special friends Fred and Corrine Shlachetka of The Pas, Don and Pat Ladouceur of Wanless.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents Thomas Hunter (1957) and Janet (Fred) Wilcox (1974); husbands Leonard Morrision (1971) and Bill Babos (1997); sister Audrey Rodonets; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ken Rodonets, Marg and John Dodd, John Meads, Murray and Alice Nichal, Anne Morrison and Dorothy Hunter.
A service of remembrance to celebrate Margaret's life was held Saturday, September 11, 2010, 4:00 pm at the Chapel of Hemauer Funeral Home, The Pas, with James Hemauer presiding. Music ministry was provided by Rochelle Rydberg.

A private family interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations to
The Pas Handi-Van, Box 3028, The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1R7 or
Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities,
suite 105-500 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1,
or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19,
Box 478, The Pas, Manitoba, R9A 1K6,
would be appreciated by Margaret’s family.

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