MARGARET R. TURNER Obituary | Canale Tonella Funeral Home & Cremation Services


Sep 23, 1936 - Jun 21, 2022


September 23, 1936 - June 21, 2022


Margaret Robertson (McKechnie) Turner, 85, of Marquette, passed away at U.P. Health System- Marquette on June 21, 2022.

She was born September 23, 1936. Her parents were the late Colin and Margaret McKechnie of Bearsden of Scotland. She's survived by her brother, Dougie (Norma) McKechnie and her sister, Moira (Robbie) Donald, both of Scotland. She was predeceased by her brother, Colin.

She's also survived by her three children, Larry (Dana Bustos) Turner of Colorado Springs, Linda Turner of Denver, and Lorraine (Ron) Beacom of Midland, MI; her five grandchildren, Colin (Nina Taban), Michelle (Drew U'Ren), William (Laura Lukey), Charlie, & Jackson, and several nieces and nephews as well as her many friends.

Margaret graduated from Northern Michigan University's School of Nursing in 1972. She began her nursing career at St. Mary's Hospital and retired from Marquette General where she worked for over 30 years. She last served as the patient advocate. In 2012, Margaret was the first recipient of MGH's Heritage Award for her service to the hospital and the community, which was her home for over 50 years. We wish we could take one more trip around the island with her.

A celebration of Margaret's life will take place on Thursday, June 30th from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Presque Isle Pavilion in Marquette.

Memorials may be made to the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's, Greater Michigan Chapter, 309 S. Front Street, Suite 233, Marquette, MI 49855.

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Celebration of Life
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Presque Isle Park Pavilion

Peter White Drive
Marquette, MI 49855

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