Margaret Gillain

Margaret Gillain

February 1, 1943 – August 8, 2022

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, G. Michael Gillain; parents, Mary and Cornelius; sisters: Theresa (Ralph) Tabor, Francile Martin, Geraldine (Joe) Kurtz, Mary Morrison, and Patricia Martin. Margaret is survived by her children: Christine (Steven Kofoed), Kimberly (Bo) Yong, Michelle (Doug) Welchert and Michael (Tina) Gillain; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren with one on the way; many nieces and nephews.

Mom enjoyed many activities. She enjoyed coloring, word searches, bingo, and of course her favorite was going to the casino. She always enjoyed her yearly trips with our father. After she moved into the nursing home, and her mobility was limited, she took back up her coloring, the word searches and playing games on her iPad. She very rarely missed a bingo game there. As her eyesight deteriorated, the nurses there made larger bingo cards for her so that she could continue to play.

Mom loved all of us, but truth be told, she loved her grandkids more! She may have not gotten to see them as often as she would have liked, but she was always talking about them and how proud of them she was. I know they will miss her very much.

When mom first received the news of cancer, she was very optimistic. Her oncologist also had a positive outlook as well. Once they received all the test results back and had seen that the cancer had overtaken her body, she decided against moving forward with treatment. They had only given her a few weeks, and from the initial diagnosis until she gained her wings was only 7 weeks. I often asked her at night while sitting with her if she was scared, and her response was always, “NO! I have lived a good life; much longer than I ever thought I would have!” She beat the odds time after time, and looking back, she did have a good life, and she lived it the way she wanted to.

Mom….your wings were ready, my heart was not.

SERVICE: Monday, August 15, 2022, 10:30AM, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Poor Claire Sisters.


  • Paul Morrison Posted August 11, 2022 2:55 pm

    You will be missed terribly Aunt Margie. You were so instrumental in raising me, I spent many summers with you and Uncle Mike at your house, camping, parties in the backyard and so on.

    In many ways, you stepped up as a second mother to me. I dont think i ever got to tell you how much that and you meant to me. It breaks my heart to lose you, but it gives me comfort knowing that you are with my mom and all your other sisters again.

    I know i will see you again one day. Until then please watch over us.

    I Love You.

    • Michelle Welchert Posted August 11, 2022 7:04 pm

      She knew❤️

    • Michelle Welchert Posted August 11, 2022 7:56 pm

      She knew how much you lived her Paul. Never good-bye, always see you later.

  • Brenda Cox Wintersole Posted August 11, 2022 5:06 pm

    Christy and all of family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you be blessed with the good memories you shared with her. Those memories will help you through. Blessings to all, Brenda Cox Wintersole

  • Levi Welchert Posted August 11, 2022 7:57 pm

    Grandma you will be missed a lot by a lot of people. I still remember the days when me and Hunter and Faith were young and you would take us to Walmart and we would spend hours in there just playing the claw machine and running through the toy aisles. You were always so happy when you saw us happy and it was a great feeling. You always told me how smart I was and how proud you were that I was doing well in school.

    I love and miss you a lot grandma.

    • Mom Posted August 12, 2022 11:38 am

      She was so excited for you Levi❤️

    • Mom Posted August 12, 2022 1:50 pm

      Levi she was very proud of you and all that you have accomplished❤️

  • Robert (Robb) Patterson Posted August 12, 2022 10:41 pm

    Many fond memories of growing up across the street from your family, and Marge, of course. I remember many nights staying over with Mike and being up way too late watching bad movies on cable! Sending warm wishes of comfort in this time of healing.


  • Jane and Bob Patterson Posted August 14, 2022 11:24 am

    We have good memories of fun times in the Kingswood neighborhood. Let the good memories help you
    through the tough days. She is missed.

  • Jackie Hegarty Posted August 14, 2022 8:03 pm

    Our sympathy to all of Margaret’s family. She was always such a delightful person and always would see her at Walmart. Mary and I would always have a good laugh with her. Bless all of you.

  • Jackie Hegarty Posted August 14, 2022 8:07 pm

    Our sympathy to all of Margaret’s family. She was always such a delightful person. I enjoyed her and Mary her sister. God bless all of you.

  • Gayle Buckingham Posted August 15, 2022 10:05 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Margaret’s family. I will miss you Margaret. Prayers, Gayle

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