July 17, 1927 – December 31, 2020
at the age of 93 years
Say goodbye to the Candy Lady…she has changed locations. Marge passed away on December 31, 2020, peacefully at the age of 93. Mom spread love, joy and chocolate bars everywhere she went!
Born on July 17, 1927 in Lashburn, SK to Ernest and Elizabeth Watson, Marge was the sixth child in a family of nine and was raised on a farm in Neilburg, SK. She moved to New Westminster, BC where she robbed the cradle and met her future husband Ed. Marge married Edward Balazs on July 10, 1950 and they resided in Port Moody and then moved to Port Coquitlam where they raised their four children.
When her children were grown and Ed and Marge both retired, they moved to Salmon Arm, BC. Being snowbirds, they spent the long, Canadian winters in sunny Arizona and spent the spring and summers on the Salmon Arm acreage. Late in life they moved to a home Ed built on Okanagan Avenue in Salmon Arm where she spent her final years.
Marge and Ed celebrated their 70-year wedding anniversary in 2020. Marge loved to garden, dance, bake, quilt and sew. Mom was happiest when she was doing something and boy was she happy! In later years many a wonderful evening was spent playing cards with family and friends. She looked forward to attending Mass each week and the social time afterwards.
Marge was pivotal in organizing the large Watson family reunions to bring together her extended family. She was always a ray of sunshine with a love of life that shone through in all her actions. She had a kind heart, adored her family, including her furry ones and her friends. She will deeply be missed and always remembered for her loving ways, her warm smile, generous and beautiful spirit and amazing laugh by her husband Ed and her children: the boys David and Eric (Noria), the girl Cheryl, the other boy Paul (Lisa), her grandchildren: Cherie Sommer, Jeffrey Pedersen, Kevan Pedersen (Adora), Katrina Pedersen, Curtis Balazs, great grand daughter Freja, her sister Bernice, extended family and friends who shared in her life.
Special thanks to team Marge members real life angels Rob Dubois, Carol Albrecht and the church crew Hildegard and Edwin for getting mom to the church on time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.