Passed away peacefully at Morriston Park Nursing Home, Morriston on Thursday May 27th, 2021, in her 95th year.
Magdalene Jenkins came from Europe by ship across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada at the age of 3 years old with her sister and mother in 1929. They joined her father who had immigrated earlier to Canada to find work. Raised during the Great Depression Magdalene or Maggie as she was known grew up to become a resilient and self-reliant person. The family first moved out west and later settled in Toronto. Maggie graduated from high school and later married Keith Jenkins. They had a family of three children. Maggie was a full-time mother who loved her children, and she was a devoted mother. When Maggie and her husband separated, she found work as a Travel Agent to support herself and her children, a job that she held for many years. Maggie loved to travel and took the opportunity to travel with friends from time to time when trips became available through her travel agency. She enjoyed cooking, reading, watching movies, shopping, going for walks with friends, family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Maggie was a great cook, and she would often try new recipes and liked to bake desserts. She was very close to her older sister Eva, and they often visited each other or talked on the phone. In her later years Maggie needed the supportive care of a retirement home and then nursing home care.
Loving mother of Kirk Jenkins (Colleen McMillan) of Waterloo and Mary Ann Jenkins (Steven Keith Krueger) of Salt Lake City, Utah. Cherished Grandmother & Great Grandmother of Natasha Jenkins, Amanda Jenkins, Matthew Jenkins, Sara Jenkins, Freya Muirhead Predeceased by Sister, Eva Chernysh, Mother, Regina Offenbecker, Father, Joseph Offenbecker
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as expressions of sympathy.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Maggie's obituary notice on Facebook.