BOOTH, Marguerite Phyllis (nee Duval) - August 20, 1929 - July 6, 2018 -
Our Dear Mom, Gramma, Great-Gramma passed away peacefully in the wee hours of July 6, 2018 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia, Ontario.
She had the company of many family members surrounding her with love during the week of her admission, and tender loving care by the staff of the hospital as she worked her way out of this life towards reunion with her Blessed Lord Jesus and her dear husband Tom Booth.
Her daughter Christine was her closest companion in the years following Tom’s departure.
Marg, as she was known to many, was the proud mother of Christine Wozniak and Mark Manchester.
Marg also shared the love of Tom’s children, Virginia, Shirley and Don.
She adored her grandchildren, Janice and Laura, Marie, Emma, Lucy and Jack, John, Chandra and Barb.
She was delighted to meet her great grandchildren, Josh, Serena, Danielle, Rivley and Jemima June Marguerite.
Her sixth great granddaughter, Frances was born on the day before her departure.
This seemed thoroughly Gramma to all of us, making sure the job was happily complete before she took leave.
Our Gramma was the eldest of five children from Miriam and Jack Duval.
She is survived by Beverly Barnes and Paul Duval. She was pre-deceased by her brothers Brooke, and John.
She was ‘Auntie Marg’ to Cathie, Heather, Bonnie and Charles, Jay and Brooke, Leslie, David & Robert and David-Jonathan
She was described as like a second mom to her siblings.
Marguerite was talented at so many things, having been a working mom starting as head lab technologist in Barrie for many years; she also had a clear tuneful voice and sang in a barbershop choir; was a crack bridge player; the skip of her curling team; president of the local PTA at Johnson St Public School; taught Power Squadron to new sailors; made her daughter’s wedding dress; sewed countless pajamas each Christmas for her grandchildren; taught many of them to knit; knitted tiny hats for newborns; served on the altar guild at two Anglican churches--Trinity and St Giles--was the one who would drive someone to and from church on any given Sunday.
Marguerite spent recent years in the Orillia residence of Leacock Retirement Lodge where she made many friends and enjoyed loving support.
A special mention goes out to Sharon Gardner for her caring company.
Mom’s Celebration of Life will be conducted at Trinity Anglican Church, Barrie. We believe the date shall be Monday, July 23, time to be confirmed.