Margot Bolton

Obituary of Margot Rita Bolton


October 1, 1938 – Edmonton, Alberta

August 24, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with heavy hearts that our family announces Margot’s passing on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at the age of 84 years.


Margot was born in Edmonton, AB, the daughter of Leance (Lamoureux) and Freddie Blythe. She was predeceased by Hugh Bolton, her husband of 60 years. She is survived by her sisters, Nicole Hackman (Gary), Michelle McWhirter (Grant), and Colette McEwen (Jim); her children, Rick, Scott (Ellen), Blythe Ibatuan (Kevin), and Cydney (Beau Zahrai); as well as twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Margot was the central figure in her children's and grandchildren's lives. She was a star in their eyes and in fact, she left every person she met with a lasting impression of warmth and authenticity. She was gently competent, a quintessential Canadian. Her journey carried her from working part-time at Johnston Walker's while attending St. Joseph's High School in Edmonton, to the family ranch in Alberta, on to the bustling pace of Toronto, and finally retiring to the family abode in the Okanagan. She spent her last years back in Alberta where she was surrounded by family. Margot commanded her many life changes with grace and elegance. She was the unsung hero of her family and friends, never looking for accolades and was unaware of her personal impact. Her grace, wit, and abundant kindness will be missed and remembered by all who were blessed to know her. Let this remembrance be a message of appreciation to a life well lived.


A Celebration of Margot’s Life with family members will be held in the near future. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Margot’s family here.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Quest School, 3405 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 0A5, Telephone: (403) 253-000,


In living memory of Margot Bolton, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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