Marguerite Helena Stewart
Nov. 18, 1926 – March 1, 2013
Marguerite Helena Stewart left us peacefully, while residing at Dundas Manor in Winchester, on Fri., March 1, 2013, in her 87th year.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh, granddaughter, Lindsay, sister, Marion, and her husband Glenn Millar, and son-in-law, Don Patrick. She was born to Tacey and Beatrice (nee Hume) Wade in Russell.
Marguerite raised three great kids – Lorne (Penny), Lorna (Murray Gordon), and Elaine, on their dairy farm near Dunbar. She will be lovingly remembered by her granddaughter, Ashley, and brother, Lyle (Jean) Wade, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Marguerite served others her whole life, beginning with the Ladies Aid and WMS at the Dunbar Presbyterian Church. Through the 1970s, she volunteered with the Rebekah 387 Lodge of Chesterville, serving as the Noble Grand for two terms. In her last two decades, she lived in Winchester, and began volunteering at Dundas Manor across the street from her first apartment in the Linton. Little did she know, what a lasting impression she would leave on the staff and residents of this long term care facility. She moved there in 2003 following a life threatening illness, but always a fighter, it wasn’t her time. Continuing with her volunteer work, she watered the plants throughout the facility, as well as delivering newspapers to residents, a job she took on in her early 80’s, but stopped those duties months before her death. Marguerite was a lifelong knitter, and highly sought after for her home knit wool socks. She enjoyed playing euchre, and visiting with her numerous friends and relatives at the manor, and throughout the community.
Special thanks to Dr. Adamson and the staff of Dundas Manor for their care and support they always offered our loved ones.
Family and friends paid their respects on Mon., March 25 from 11 am to 1 pm, with a celebration of Marguerite’s life following in the chapel, with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating. The service was followed by a reception at Winchester United Church. Inurnment will be held at Loucks Cemetery in Russell in the spring.
Donations may be made to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund.
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