On January 13, 2019 Marguerite passed away at the age of 97.
She is survived by her two daughters, Marguerite (Marvin) and Elaine (Wayne), grandsons Dean and Kyle, and great grandchildren Caeleb and Kaiya.
She enlisted in the Navy in 1943 where she met and married Frank Swanson. After living in Regina and Edmonton for the first 10 years of her married life she spent the next 50 years in Calgary and Okotoks, moving back to Edmonton to be closer to her eldest daughter in 2013. She was a very independent woman who loved animals, reading and playing cards. Marguerite was an accomplished bridge player and directed and operated her own duplicate bridge studio in Calgary for several years. After moving back to Edmonton, she became an active member of the Duggan Seniors Bridge Club and the Sherwood Park 55 Plus Club, and made many friendships there.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family internment will be held at a later date. If desired, donations in memory of Marguerite may be made to the Edmonton SPCA.