Margaret Johanna Lukan (née Theisen)

April 28, 1923 - April 20, 2021

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Funeral Mass: Livestreaming Available
Saturday, July 10, 2021 – 2:00pm
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
Pilger, Saskatchewan

Saturday, July 10, 2021

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Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
#301- 2550 – 12th Avenue
Regina, SK, S4P 3X1
Phone: 1-877-949-4141
Visit: Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan


We celebrate Margaret, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, and friend. Margaret was born April 28,1923 to Anna (née Rinderman) and Peter Theisen. She grew up on a farm near St. Bernard’s Parish in the Pilger District. Her schooling took place at Canvasback School where she completed Grade 8 before working at the Creamery in Humboldt, SK, and as a housekeeper on the farm, cooking and cleaning. She met Leonard at his home when she brought her mother for a Ladies Aid meeting . . ., they talked and talked and Leonard said, “Wow, what a nice girl!” The next day they went to a dance and the rest is history. They married on May 12, 1947. During one of their early years together, they spent the fall and winter working at a logging camp in Flin Flon, Manitoba where Margaret was the main cook. After going back to the Lukan Homestead, they began farming and raised their four children. In 1981, Margaret and Leonard moved to Pilger and Margaret worked for five years as the school janitor. For pastimes and enjoyment, Margaret had many interests which included her vegetable and flower gardens, quilting, reading, playing cards and baking, and to top off the day, a good glass of wine! Margaret’s love of baking was real, she had one deep freeze filled with cookies, cinnamon buns, bread and buns and one fall she baked 99 apple pies! Her grandkids loved her homemade apple juice. Margaret loved camping and going to the cabin at Delaronde Lake where she always caught the biggest fish; it was a place to relax, play cards, and enjoy a cold beer now and then. ‘Galavanting’ was Margaret’s favorite word. Over the years Margaret and Leonard travelled throughout all of Canada and visited 29 states in America. Margaret’s life had many wonderful memories, and she will be remembered for her caring heart, sense of humour, and teasing manners. She spent her last couple of years at Aspen Manor in Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake. Margaret will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of almost 74 years, Leonard; her children and their families: Antoinette Brockman, Henry (Eileen LeJan) Lukan, Vicki (Glen) Asselin, and Terry (Helen Funk) Lukan; her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly; and by one brother, Clarence (Ermina) Theisen. Margaret is predeceased by her parents, Anna (née Rinderman) and Peter Theisen; her sisters, Nora (Alvin) Ehalt and Marie Theisen; and her brothers, Louis (Francis) Theisen, George Theisen, and Joseph (Esteline) Theisen.

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