Grayson, Margaret Emily

GRAYSON – Margaret Emily  Grayson, widow of the late Doug  Grayson of Brooks, passed away in  Brooks on November 6th, 2002 at  the age of 93 years. Born in Rice,  Washington on July 4th, 1909 the  family came to Orion, which is 60  miles south of Medicine Hat, to  take up a homestead. They moved  to a farm in New Dayton in 1924.  Margaret and Doug were married in  Calgary in 1945, moving to Brooks  in 1947 where Margaret had resided  since. They owned and operated  Brooks Tire Service for 22 years.  Margaret will be lovingly remembered  for her devotion to her family and  for her independence. She was  predeceased by Doug on June  15th,1983; her parents Charles and  Lurana; 4 brothers Frank, George, Paul and Fred Wesley; sister Gladys  Nottingham and two daughters Marion and Dorothy from a previous marriage.  Margaret is survived by her loving family, daughter Lynda Cyr and her  husband Dennis of Nobleford; grandchildren Wes Cyr and his wife Twyla of  Nanton and Kelly Kohut and her husband Frank of Vulcan; 2 special great  grandchildren Brayden and Jessica Kohut, sister-in-law Beth Wesley of  Lethbridge and her special friend Shirley Heyler of Brooks. Funeral services  were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12th from BrooksUnited  Church. Rev. George Edmonds officiated. Pallbearers were Eugene Bushell,  Garry Middlestead, Ian Thomson, Archie Rieger, Lewis Heyler and Ernie Nottingham. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Margaret,  if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Brooks Palliative  Care Society, Attention Gayla Gilborn, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R  1B3. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home, Brooks. Telephone  362-4636.