Margo Anne Charlebois, age 55, passed away at home Friday, December 7, 2012, with her loving family at her side after an 18 month battle with cancer. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, MI on January 31, 1957. She married Joseph J. Charlebois on January 30, 1982 and he survives her.
Margo attended Midland High and graduated from Mid Park High School in Cleveland in 1975, earned her associates degree from Delta College in 1990, a BA in Psychology from Saginaw Valley State University in 1994, and a Masters of Arts Counseling from Central Michigan University in December 1998.
Prior to opening her own practice, “Time 4 a Change Counseling,” Margo was the director at Bay Area Social Intervention Services (BASIS) and instrumental in the founding of Wit’s End Counseling Center. She was a long time member of the Michigan Counseling association (MCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) as well as a member of the Bay County Crisis Response Team. She was a member of the Women in Business Association, and past president of her neighborhood ICANN group. She held certifications in Trauma & Loss counseling, Substance Abuse counseling and Happiest Baby on the Block. She volunteered for many activities in the community and played a key role in establishing the Annual AIDS Walk in Bay County. Margo was very committed to helping people make positive changes in their lives and encouraged all she encountered to “Live in the Moment” as she herself worked hard to do.
Margo was a loving wife and was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. Throughout the years she devoted much of her time and energy to her family. When her daughters were young she put her creative touch on many things including hand-made Halloween costumes, fun-filled birthday parties and always made holidays & special occasions unique and memorable. She went out of her way to attend every dance recital, sporting event and school activity she possibly could. She was an incredible pillar of strength for her family, friends and clients. Her memory and legacy will live on in the hearts of all she touched with her wisdom, warmth and incredible personality.
Surviving besides her husband Joe, she leaves her daughters Tara (Michael) Pressler, Megan Charlebois, and her grandchildren Mason and Raielle Pressler. Margo is survived by her mother Carol (Moore) Prosser; her siblings Mary (Tom) Harley, Greg (Nancy) Prosser, Lori (Dan) Kinnamon, Rick (Paula) Prosser, and Lisa (Marvin Wilson) Waros; her in-laws Cynthia and Frank Goldberg, Yvonne and Emmanuel Mavroleon, Robert and Ellen Charlebois, Claudine Charlebois Clarke; and many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents, her father Richard Prosser, brother James “Jimmy” Prosser, father-in-law Robert E. Charlebois, and mother-in-law Mary Charlebois.
A Memorial Service will take place Sunday December 16, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. Christopher N. Lauckner will officiate. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday December 16, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until time of service. In Lieu of flowers those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Family’s Wishes.