It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marjorie (Marge) Patricia Messer at the age of 80. Marge will be remembered by many in Houston for being an active member of the Houston community for over 35 years before retiring to High River, Alberta in 2000. In Marge’s time with us, she did bookkeeping for many businesses and charities. She was always very conscientious and reliable at her chosen profession and knew many people through her work.
With her long time friend, Diana Doe, Marge was a “mother hen” to many boarders who were fed, sheltered and cared for in their home over the years. This often led to life-long friendships for Marge who loved company and feeding people. Another of Marge’s loves was that for her animals. She had many well-loved cats and dogs over the years who provided entertainment and companionship for her.
Because of her passion for animals and her bookkeeping abilities, she was an integral part in the establishment of the vet clinics in Houston and Burns Lake. She spent many hours and travelled many miles to ensure that both businesses succeeded to serve the two communities over the past twenty years. Marge, who grew up on the Prairies, was also a sports enthusiast, always cheering for her “hometown” Saskatchewan Roughriders and participating in the other prairie sport, that of curling. She was a familiar face and name at the local curling club and had the opportunity to go to many curling events over the years.
Marge had a quiet sense of humour that went well with her gentle and kind disposition. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched through the years.
She is survived by her sister June (Victor) Wailing of Saskatoon, her brother Ron ( Doreen ) Messer of High River and many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and great great nieces. She also leaves behind Diana Doe, a long time friend.
Safely Home I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and suffering is over Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last.