The Margaret Wagner Memorial Fund

The Margaret Wagner Memorial Fund

Margie lost her battle to Leiomyosarcoma after 6½ years on December 5, 2009, she was 73 years young.

What a spirit she had, everyone who met her somehow walked away feeling happy. She had a gift for always making people feel special. No matter who we speak to about Margie they all seem to say the same things about her such as:
“I think of her and it makes me smile”
“She always knew how to bring laughter”
“She was so full of life & spunk”
“She had such a wonderful personality”
“What a great lady”
“She had a special heart”
“A kind & loving person”

Margie had two daughters, Jean & Patricia, what a great tribute to our mother knowing how many peoples hearts & lives she touched. She was a hero to my sister & me. After our father passed away 17 years ago, Margie had to learn how to live again, so at age 60 she learned how to drive, she got a job, she bought her own condo and had the responsibilities of everything that came with it. She did great.

In 1999 her only granddaughter was born, “Katie” was now her life. They bonded instantly, that was Nanny’s little Angel. Katie misses her Nanny tremendously. Margie also had a great love for her two son-in-laws, Jack & Jim; they could do no wrong in her eyes. They both treated her like she was their own mother; they would do anything for her without question. She always said she felt blessed to have these two guys as her son-in-laws.

My sister & I feel blessed that we had the time to talk to our mother knowing her time was nearing the end. We had the chance to do and say everything we wanted to her and her to us. As we ALL know, when you love someone so deeply, it is so hard to watch there bodies waste away but we try so desperately to encourage them so their spirits don’t. Because we love them, we tell them it is ok to let go, we do this because the love is so deep and we know they will be at peace, at this point that is all that matters, that they are at peace with no more pain.

We all will miss Margie very very much and her innocent calamity of daily episodes. She made us laugh until we cried and her giggle often expressed her unawareness of how funny she really was. She was such a big part of all of our lives every single day, she would want us to keep living and doing the things we do and wishing us all only the very best of everything because that’s just the kind of person she was.

I wrote a letter to her about a week before she passed, because of my emotional state of mind I just couldn’t bring myself to read it to her but my husband Jim did, I would like to share it with you because we are proud to say that Margie is my mom.

Because of You

Because of you, you gave me life…
Because of you, I celebrate a Birthday, the greatest gift a mother can give so selflessly to her child…
Because of you, I am the person I am today because you cared about me, loved me unconditionally & taught me right from wrong…
Because of you, I am a good person…
Because of you, the memories we hold onto will be ours forever – No one can ever take that away from either of us…
Because of you, I learned how to laugh & you taught me how to make others laugh too…
Because of you, I learned to love & to be loved…
Oh, & smiles, you take the cake for always making people smile, Because of you; I can make people smile too…
What a wonderful life we shared…
What wonderful memories we made…
What a wonderful Spirit you have and others were Blessed to have had the opportunity to experience you, because of you they are better people to have known you…
How lucky am I to have you as my Mom, my friend…
Yes, relationships have their ups & downs but that NEVER changed the way I felt & feel about you…
My life is, because of you…
Thank you Mom for all you are & always will be to me…
Rest now…
I LOVE YOU FOREVER & EVER
Patti
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