Margaret McGonigal

Margaret Joan "Joan" McGonigal (Sim)

Wednesday, February 18th, 1953 - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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1953 – 2020
Mrs. Margaret ‘Joan’ McGonigal passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 66 years. Joan McGonigal (nee Sim) was the oldest triplet born February 18, 1953 in Lacombe, Alberta. She was raised on the family farm with her siblings, Colleen, Harvey and Jean. On April 10, 1971, Joan married the love of her life, Roger McGonigal. After moving to Edmonton for four months, they moved to Alix, Alberta for a year, then they moved to Red Deer, Alberta and have lived in the same house ever since. Joan worked as a Key Punch Operator at Central Computers, then as a cashier in the Cafeteria at the Hospital. She then took a bookkeeping course at the Academy of Learning and was a bookkeeper at Eagle Automotive. She soon took a data entry position at LIS at the Burnt Lake Auction but her favorite job was raising her beautiful family. Trevor McGonigal, Darren (Tracy) McGonigal and Angie (Trevor) Dziaduck were her greatest pride. Over the years, Roger and Joan loved to go out for social events. In fact, you would find them playing softball or bowling, and most recently, Joan started to really enjoy golf with her friends. If asked Joan’s favorite pastime, it was watching her grandchildren and great grandson growing up; whether it was going to a music recital, or a sporting event, or babysitting at home, she was excited to participate. She will be ever cherished by her many friends and family. Her spirited laugh will forever be in our hearts. Joan is survived by her loving husband, Roger, her children, her best friend and sister, Jean, her grandchildren and her great grandson. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Elva Sim, a daughter, Charlene and her siblings Colleen Durant, Harvey Sim and June Sim. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Joan’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society at
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    Monday, February 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, February 10th, 2020 2:00pm
    Parkland Funeral Home
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Sandy Germain

Posted at 08:06pm
So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. We grew up as neighbors in Nebraska & I am so
sad to hear this news. Sandy Germain (Knight).

Roanne Lyseng

Posted at 05:30pm
Joan and Roger were the first couple I met when we moved to Red Deer, 17 years ago. Joan was often the organizer of many good times on the golf course, at Shaw events, or at impromptu happy hours. Her family was Everything and she will be missed.

Deb Jennings

Posted at 04:26pm
I used to see Joan on a daily basis when she would come down to Shaw to pick up Roger after work, she would always come into the office to wait for him if he was delayed on his last call of the day. We would always have such nice conversations & laughs. I would always look forward to seeing her the next day, over the years that I was with Shaw we became very good friends. Joan was an awesome lady and will be truly missed.... my heart & thoughts go out to the family at this very sad time.

Pat Sorochan

Posted at 10:48am
I went to High School with Joan and Jean. It’s been many years since I have seen her but remember her always being such a happy person. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Pat (Estell) Sorochan

Jody and Mike DeZutter

Posted at 12:54pm
So sorry to hear of Joan's passing sending our deepest sympathies

AB Posted at 10:05pm

Our deepest sympathies.We all went to school together land our parents were friends, so many good memories. Judy & Maurice

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