CHICOINE, Margaret Helen



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CHICOINE, Margaret Helen

June15, 1931 - Nottingham, Saskatchewan

March 17, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta


Margaret Chicoine of Calgary, AB, passed away on March 17, 2017 at the age of 85 years.


Margaret was born in Redvers, Saskatchewan to Hugo and Johanna Nissen on June 15, 1931. The youngest of five children, she attended school in Redvers and worked for a short time as a telephone operator. On December 10, 1953 she married Alcide Chicoine in Storthoaks, Saskatchewan and entered her chosen field as that of a homemaker for her husband and three children. As a musician, Margaret played at countless dances, strumming and singing her way through Southern Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Dakota with her band, ‘The Drifters’. Her skills as home decorator and landscaper extraordinaire were on display at each of her homes: the first on farmland outside of Storthoaks, Saskatchewan and her second (after Al was transferred in 1979) in the city of Calgary, Alberta. Margaret and Al also spent many fun-filled summers at their beloved cabin at Carlyle Lake, and after Al retired, they spent many more fun-filled winters down south in Florida.


Margaret is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Corinne and Andy Martel, and Beverley Chicoine and Harry Enevoldsen; her son Blaine; her grandchildren, Shannon Martel (Trevor), Dallas (Kelley) Martel, Kent (Randi) Martel, Graham (Amanda) Martel, Ryan (Shelby) Enevoldsen, Adam Enevoldsen, Tyler Chicoine, Reagan Chicoine and Kirsten Chicoine; as well as nine great-grandchildren, Shayden Magnus, Sierra Magnus, Roen Martel, London Martel, Briar Martel, Addison Martel, Nixon Martel, Aubrey Martel, and Nova Martel.


Margaret is predeceased by her husband of fifty-eight years, Alcide; her daughter-in-law, Rose Warnock; her parents Hugo and Johanna Nissen; and her siblings, Louise, Hugo, Johanna and Christina.


As per Margaret’s wishes, a private family service will be held to celebrate her life at the Sacred Heart Church Columbarium.  Please forward condolences through


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of their choice.

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