Margaret O’Rawe (nee Smyth)

February 1, 2016 22 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of Margaret O’Rawe of Edmonton (formerly Belfast) on January 26, 2016 after losing her battle with cancer at the age of 73.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh, and her four children: Paul O’Rawe, Stephen O’Rawe (Lisa Rochon), Claire O’Rawe (Steve Schick), and Janice Lovin (Jim Lovin), nine grandchildren; Michael, Jaymes, Julien, Aidan, Keira, Rowan, Kayden, Arianna, & Lucas, one great grandchild; Tyson. Margaret’s brothers; Billy and Sean, sisters Maureen and Kathleen as well as numerous other family members and friends. She was predeceased by her sisters; Rose & Alice, brothers; Stevie, Harry, & Patsy.

Margaret will be remembered for her love of her family and devotion to the Catholic faith.

Memorial Service
February, 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm
St. Theresa’s Catholic Parish
7808- 29 ave, Edmonton, AB
T6K 3Y8 – ph: 780 463 8646.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted in Margaret’s name by Alberta Cancer Foundation - Cross Cancer Institute.

  1. hugs to you all in your time of grief,,,love you Janice and JIm and family

  2. I know how much your mom loved you all and how proud she was. I also know her and my mom shared a friendship in faith so strong. May you know that she will be your angel watching over you all whilst in gods grace.

  3. It is with our deepest sympathy that we send our thoughts and prayers to the O’Rawe family. A mothers love will be felt long past her departure into the next life. May God bless you all

  4. Heartfelt sympathies to the O’Rawe family. She will truly be missed by many – her smile, laughter and positive out look. Our family has so many great memories of Wee Margaret.
    Forever in your hearts.
    Rhonda & Dan Walker

  5. My sympathy to you and your family and the long number of friend, she is a lovely lady.
    and she is now in the hand of God.



  6. Just to let all of you know that you’re in our thoughts and we’re wishing you all comfort and peace at this sad time. Margaret will live on in our hearts through fond memories of the times we spent together over the years. With love from John and Margaret Bruce.

  7. I will always remember Margaret as a woman full of life! She was the first one up dancing and singing at parties, having a great time. She loved to be surrounded by friends and family. Always had a way of making you feel that you were part of her large loving family. My condolences to you all at this time, she is sadly missed, but never forgotten.

  8. My deepest condolences to the O’Rawe family! Granny (as Tyson refers to her) was an amazingly loving and caring person. She will be deeply missed I’m sure.
    May the O’Rawe family find strength amongst each other and friends at this time of sorrow.
    God bless you all!

  9. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the O’Rawe Family. Wee Margaret was always the life of the party, I remember lots of laughs and great times were had by everyone when Margaret and some of the regulars that have passed before her.
    Margaret probably has everyone in a circle and they are all dancing to ABBA’s (Dancing Queen. You will be missed Margaret but never forgotten.

  10. Dear Hugh and family, I was shocked and very saddened to hear of Margarets passing. She was a very special lady and a precious friend to me and both of us, for many, many years, We fondly remember our times together. I give thanks that her path in life crossed mine, because she touched me very much by her gentle spirit, her sence of humor, Her strong faith and her love and devotion to you Hugh and her family. She was so very proud of each and every one of you and often spoke of how blessed she was and how much you all ment to her. I send my deepest condolences and I tell you It is my strong belief that those we love that leave us, are always close in our hearts and memories , but they walk beside us as guardian angels. I pray for strength and peace for all of you to know that our precious Margaret is at peace and basking in the light of her loving God. Till we meet again dear friend. Peace and love

  11. margaret was a lovely lady who loved all her family and loved life.Im sure she will be sorely missed by all of you.You are all in our thoughts and prayers .xxxx

  12. Sincerest sympathy to the O’Rawe family at this very sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. From Seamus and the O’Prey family St James Belfast. Naomh Brid, guidh ar a anam uasal.

  13. Sending the family strength, love and sympathy during this sad time.

  14. May Margaret be joined with her loved siblings & mother. May her children, husband & siblings here on Earth feel peace knowing she is in that special place, and we all will one day meet again.

  15. To Hughie,Paul,Stephen, Claire and Janice.
    Can’t believe she’s gone ,The last words she said to me “You know I love you”.I will never forget that as it’s such a comfort to me. When she was home in Belfast all she talked about was her children and grandchildren she loved you all so much .I hope this is a comfort to you all. She’s not too far away from you all a force of nature like that just doesn’t disappear! Praying for you all at this sad time. Margaret my aunt and my Godmother love u loads.

  16. I was very sad to hear the passing of Mrs O’Rawe and unfortuately I never had the pleasure of meeting her. Without Mr and Mrs O’Rawe, I wouldn’t have met Janice, Jim, Kiera and Kayden who are just an absolute awesome family! To the rest of tbe O’Rawe family, I send sincere condolences!

  17. My great aunt Margaret we will miss you so much especially your trips to Ireland to see us all. Thinking of Hugh, Stephen, Paul, Janice, Claire and all the family at this sad time.

  18. I am shocked and saddened for your loss, Margaret was an amazing lady! Maria and I were school friends and I was blessed to be taken in by the Smyth family and to meet your fun loving family. I can see Margaret entertaining the masses in heaven now.

    God speed,


  19. Dear Hugh, I will always treasure working together with you and Margret at Holy Family. She made my day, with her special, with her gentle smile and caring heart for others. I feel truly blessed to have met her and always embraced her friendship when ever I saw her. She was dedicated to her husband and family, friends and an absolute joy at work that lite up the halls with her presence. My prayers are with you Hugh and for your family.


  20. Happy birthday mom, missing you more than words can say!

  21. A year today…love you mom.

  22. really missed you this Christmas…its just not the same without you, missing you always

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