Winchester Press – obit – Margaret Anne Flowers

Margaret Anne Flowers

Margaret Anne Flowers (nee Taylor) of Woodstockpassed away at the age of 93.
She was the daughter of the late Hall Taylor and Ethna Thorntonof Sardis, British Columbia.
She left her beloved childhood home on Galiano Island to travelacross Canada to be educated in Caledonia, Ont. During the GreatDepression, she taught Grades 1 to 9 in one-room schools, marryingthe late James S. Flowers (1978).
Firmly committed to the importance of volunteer efforts withincharitable organizations, she was the past president of the YWCABoard, a chairwoman of the Woodstock branch of the Save the ChildrenFund, a former president of the General United Church Women, anda past secretary of the IODE of which she was a member for 43years. She maintained an active 30-year plus membership in thevolunteer committee of the Woodstock Art Gallery. The SaturdayAfternoon Reading Club was a special joy. She was a member ofthe Central United Church for over 60 years. Her contributionswere in the parlour, the kitchen, and the pew. Her summation:All’s right with my soul. With her dear friend, Verona Webster,the world-travelling companions pursued their passion for bridgein various duplicate marathon and social bridge groups.
Her family was always her primary focus, the welfare of her childrenher foremost concern. Her warmth and listening skills will bedeeply missed by her surviving four children and their families:Jim Flowers (wife Ruthann) of Woodstock, David (wife Valerie)of Winchester, Bruce, and daughter Shelagh (husband Bill) Morrisonof London, ON. She is survived by eight grandchildren and fivegreat-grandchildren.
Friends called at the Longworth Funeral Home in Woodstock on Thurs.,Oct. 18, 2007 in the afternoon until the time of the funeral servicein the chapel with Rev. Stephen Hershey officiating. Intermentwas at Hillview Cemetery.
Contributions to Central United Church or a charity of your choicewould be appreciated.
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