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102 2nd Avenue East
Box 507
Watrous, SK S0K 4T0
Phone: (306) 946-3334
Fax: (306) 946-3436
Margaret Bartel

Margaret "Marge" Bartel (Regier)

Friday, June 6th, 1924 - Monday, January 20th, 2020
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Obituary as written by Margaret Bartel
(with amendments by her children)
“I was born on June 6th 1924 in Russia to Jacob and Gertrude (Penner) Regier. Came to Canada with my parents and siblings in 1926. Lived in Manitoba ‘til 1928 and then moved to Saskatchewan and settled in the Watrous rural area. I remember well the house church worship services in early years and then the founding of Bethany Church. I was baptized there by Rev. J.J. Nickel and became an active member. Praise and worship were always very important to me. I attended the Watrous school and had one year of Bible School in Rosthern. I was united in Marriage to Erling F. Bartel and became a farmer’s wife and eventually a mother to seven children. They were the delight of my very busy life. My rural neighbours were very important to me.
I leave behind my children Patricia (Bernie) Schellenberg of Wishart, Tom Bartel of Lockport, Man., Jennifer (Paul) Schroeder of Saskatoon, John ( Denise) Bartel of Lanigan, Trudy Bartel of Saskatoon, Perry Bartel of Elmira, Ont., Peggy Bartel of Waldheim, twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren whom I love dearly. I desire to see you all where I have gone to live in that place that is prepared for me by Jesus my Redeemer.
I also leave behind a sister-in-law Doris Regier and a brother -in -law Edgar Bartel and his wife Helen.
I was predeceased by my parents, my husband Erling and my daughter-in-law Gloria. I was also predeceased by my brothers John, Isaac, and his wife Maria, Jacob and his wife Beth, my sister Gertrude, my parents-in-law Cornelius and Marie Bartel, sisters-in-law Naomi Gagne, Lottie Ewert, Eunice Stobbe and Bonnie Smith, and brother-in-law Jacob Bartel.
Rejoice with me for I have gone home!”
Our mother is remembered for her gracious hospitality and generous portions of home cooked meals for her guests. She was dedicated to friendships through frequent telephone conversations, faithful letter writing and personal visits as often as she could. She kept large gardens, read books until her very last days and was always very competitive playing games like Scrabble, Yahtzee, and Go Fish. On the farm she would run the equipment alongside Erling as needed, and in her retirement years she volunteered at the Thrift Store for as long as her health permitted. She loved her church, and stayed as active and involved as she could over all her years
The Memorial Service will be held in North Star Mennonite Church Drake SK on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 2:00 pm . Visitation and Viewing for family and friends will take place at Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Saturday January 25th from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Family Interment will follow in North Star Cemetery . For online condolences, tributes or to make a donation to MCC in her memory please visit
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 10:00am - 10:30am
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
    Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel
    102 2nd Ave. East
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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 2:00pm
    North Star Mennonite Church
    204 Francis St.
    DRAKE, SK S0K 1H0
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    Perry Bartel Lisa Martens Bartel
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 |
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020
    North Star Cemetery
    Country Cemetery
    Drake, Saskatchewan S0K 1H0
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  • Reception

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    North Star Mennonite Church
    204 Francis St.
    DRAKE, SK S0K 1H0
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Michelle Gagne

Posted at 10:56pm
Auntie Marge was a little dynamo with a big heart. I really got to know her well in the early 90’s. She and Uncle Erling invited me for breakfast on one of their trips through Calgary. Since that breakfast we kept in regular contact. My sister Denise and I visited her in Drake in her cute little retirement apartment a few times. She twice baked us a ham dinner - she was a gracious hostess to her nieces!
I’m sure all the cousins remember her HUGE 90th birthday party in Drake - it was awesome. My favorite part was later that night when she and I spent a couple hours alone together after all the excitement. We talked and laughed like a couple of school friends. That was my favorite visit with her and I treasure the memory of it.
God Speed Auntie Marge - you will be missed
Michelle Gagne

Lorna Klein

Posted at 06:23pm
I had the privilege of growing up on a farm where Marge and Erling and their family were our closest neighbours. I also had the privilege of sharing a birthday with Marge! She always made me feel very special on OUR birthdays. I attended school in Grovenland with Patsy and Tom for a year before we were bussed in to Lanigan school.
Over the years we kept in close touch. She wrote the most wonderful and informative letters (many of which I still have), keeping me in touch with what was going on with her family.
We visited with her last summer in the Lanigan Lodge . She was a wonderful friend and I will miss her, but know she is happy to be "HOME".
Our condolences to all her family. She was a very special woman and will be missed by many people.
Sincerely, Gerry and Lorna (Gunther) Klein

Jodi Ediger Wacker

Posted at 10:19am
My heartfelt sympathy to you all but especially to Peggy who will always have a special spot in my heart. Marg was such a dear kind lady!

Darlene Gunther

Posted at 01:20am
We have very fond memories of “auntie Marg”, as she was known to our family- even though not related. She was a very dear friend to (mom)Evelyn Gunther. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. We are unable to attend her memorial (as we are in Scotland). She was a good neighbor, friend and woman of faith.
Lance and Darlene Gunther

Terry Saretsky

Posted at 07:10am
It was my pleasure to have had the to meet and get to know your Mom. She never gave and tried everything to keep her mobility. My condolences to the family. Sincerely Terry Saretsky.

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