November 29, 1927- February 1, 2022

Margaret was happiest while tending to her perennial flower garden. From April to October she nurtured each plant, creating a floral oasis in her little backyard. Family was always her priority, she was devoted to her 3 children, Carole, Chris and Russell (Chantal Faucher). She was the proud, loving grandmother to Luke, Tess, Jeremy and Tristan.

She grew up in Manchester and Huddersfield as an only child, and experienced the challenges of WWII, giving her a strong sense of gratitude and acceptance for what she had. Married life in Canada began in 1954. Days after the wedding, with her husband Reggie, they embarked on a ship, bound for new opportunities in Montreal. She immediately landed a job in a legal office, for her sought-after British trained short-hand skills. In a couple of years she fulfilled her dream of being a full-time mother, while following her passion for landscape painting and craft-making.

Reg and Margaret enjoyed a marriage of nearly 70 years and along the way they created two beautiful homes filled with her art. In Montreal they forged close life-long friendships and when Reg’s work took them down the 401 to Toronto, they took on the challenge of finding new friends that shared their interests. Together they enjoyed live jazz, classical concerts, museums and theatre.

With Reg’s retirement 28 years ago, they loved taking local vacations staying in B & Bs and exploring the local landscape and towns. There were many happy family occasions celebrated together with children and then grandchildren. Margaret enjoyed a silly laugh; a family tradition of listening to all of Monty Python’s Flying Circus records at Christmas time will always be a cherished memory. Tears of laughter rolling down our cheeks.

In the last several years, Margaret suffered health issues that four years ago brought her to Lakeside Long-term Care Residence. Throughout that time, she always persevered and did her best to overcome the challenges she was faced with. We owe an immense debt of gratitude to the entire care team on the 4th floor who looked after her with compassion. Their hard work and dedication during the pandemic will always be appreciated.  Ka-Din-Che, Thu-Je-Che, Dil Se Dhan-ya-vaad, Salamat po, Thank you!

Cheerio Margaret! You will be greatly missed.

As per Margaret’s wishes, there will not be a service or visitation. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to a charity of your choice.




Burial / Entombment / Cremation


February 10, 2022
Christina & Peter Redfer,
Our Sincere condolences to you all in the family at the sad death of Margaret. Thinking of you all at this time. Sending love and comfort from Christina & Peter.
February 06, 2022
Maureen Timmons and Charlie Scroope
We are saddened to hear of Margaret's passing. We have shared decades of Margaret's life in the Toronto area and around, with our Niagara/Shaw picnic days amongst the best. We shared many meals and evenings with this charming gracious and welcoming lady. We have one of her paintings in our collection. We will miss her, and continue to share time with Reg .
February 06, 2022
Marijke Roche
Dear Reg and Family, I have lost a dear and special friend. I think of Margaret as one of the loveliest persons I have known and my late husband and I were so lucky to be introduced to Marg and Reg by mutual friends from Montreal. I will not forget Margaret's kindness and generosity and her keen sense of humor. And oh, those delicious and healthy meals. She had so many talents. Reg and family, I wish you strength in the coming days and I hope that the many happy memories you have of Margaret in your lives will be a comfort to you. Thinking of you, Marijke
February 05, 2022
Lyse Des Rosiers/Tom Tredre
I got to know Reg and Margaret in Montreal, as Reg hired me to work with him in his Purchasing Department. Then, in 1983 we moved, so goodbye Montreal and hello Toronto!! Over the years Reg kept in touch and he always mentioned how Margaret loved gardening and had an interest for the arts. I would like to express my deepest sympathies to you Reg and your family and I am sure that Margaret is now resting at peace. God bless you all and take care.
February 04, 2022
Theresa Fleming and Leo Hogan
I remember when Margaret, Reg and family moved to their home in Toronto. I was their backyard neighbour; we had many fun and memorable times together, going to restaurants, having luncheons and dinners at their house, celebrating Christmas and birthdays together. It is so wonderful to have known a married couple so loving and devoted to each other all these years, an example of the true bond of marriage. Even though it is a sad time for Reg and their family, she will always remain in their hearts. God is love and Margaret has gone home to love.
February 03, 2022
Terry Alper
My deepest condolences to the entire family - I have such fond childhood memories of time spent in Margaret's company at the (Montreal) family home on Luck Avenue.