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Margaret Dueck-Barkman

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Deaths-Margaret-Dueck-BarkmanMargaret grew up in a home grounded in God’s Word. She and Nick lived in Morris, Man., 5 years, then farmed in New Bothwell, Man., for 17. Their home was filled with music as a way to share God’s love. In Arden, Man., in 1960, they mixed farming with serving a new church plant by teaching Sunday school and leading music. They regularly sang hymns in Neepawa hospital. In 1966, they became home parents to troubled boys in Parkhill, Ont. After Nick died, Margaret found strength in God as she worked the night shift, so she could be with her 8 children during the day. She moved to Chilliwack, B.C., to work as a private duty nurse in 1972. She was a matron in the retirement home at Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alta., for 10 years until retirement. Margaret always had a heart for missions; she was delighted when God led her on 10 short-term trips to Ireland over the next 12 years to serve a Bible correspondence school. When Margaret married Peter, her family doubled: more love, more music, more travel. After 10 years of joy, Peter died, and Margaret moved back to warm B.C. Margaret brought each child, grandchild and great-grandchild before the throne of grace. She challenged each to follow the God she loved. At Clearbrook MB Church, she sang in the German choir and served with Evangelism Encouragers, going from house to house sharing the gospel.

  • Birth: December 2, 1914
  • Birthplace:
    Blumenort, Man.
  • Death: January 4, 2015
  • Parents:
    Aron R. & Margaretha I. Reimer Marriage: Nick A. Dueck, Sept. 10, 1939 [d. Jan. 21, 1969]; Peter Barkman, Aug. 31, 1996 [d. Nov. 2, 2006]
  • Family:
    children Harold (Karen) Dueck, Alice [d. 2013] (Jim), Abe (Vicki) Dueck, Elfrieda (Ken), Len (Jan) Dueck, Ray (Robyn) Dueck, Anne (Robert), Don (Theresa) Dueck; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; stepchildren LeRoy [d. 2012] (Marcella) Barkman, Margaret, Rebecca (Jim), John (Janice) Barkman, Sharon [d.] (Gary), Judy (Erwin), Delores (Murray), Dwayne (Candy) Barkman; 18 step-grandchildren; 33 step-great-grandchildren; 2 siblings
  • Church:
    Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    age 16