October 10, 2014, 4:30 pm
So sorry to hear of the death of your mother.As an antique collector, I spent a lot of time chatting with her in the Viking Shop.She was unique, very interesting and always pleasant.I have a number of items which I bought from her,including a child's rocker which she said was originally hers as a child.You were lucky to have had such a mother.Enjoy your memories.
Gus and Mary Havaris (Village Cafe)
October 1, 2014, 12:37 pm
Margaret was a wonderful lady.She and Gus shared many Auction stories together at the restaurant. Margaret was my kindest critic and my greatest supporter when it came to food. We spent many moments together discussing the pros and cons of cooking. Margaret brought us so many fond memories. Rest in Peace my friend till we meet again. May God Bless your family.
Frank and Rose Sernak
October 1, 2014, 4:52 pm
Dear Eric: We were very sorry to hear the sad news about your mother. I visited her many times at the Viking Shop in Port Colborne. She always looked stunning, was very pleasant and just delightful. No doubt she was a good Mom. We send you and your family all our love, thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy. Most sincerely, Frank and Rose Sernak
Heather and Graeme Ott
October 2, 2014, 10:49 am
Dear Eric and Gordon:
Our sympathy to you both.
Needless to say we have fond memories of both of your parents.
They were so kind to us in our early years of collecting and made sure we knew about local pieces that came in and gave us 'first right of refusal.'
We were 'religious' customers of the Christmas plates also, along with Graeme's sisters. Ours are still on display above the patio doors in our house, half way up Sugarloaf Hill.
Margaret was instrumental in getting the Port Colborne Museum off the ground and encouraged and helped me along the way in my career as curator.
Eric, thank you so much for your kind words added to the obituary. I do believe you will find more people than you think remember her.
Again, our sympathies,
Graeme and Heather Ott
October 3, 2014, 9:56 am
I lost contact with Margaret since I last visited her at Victoria Hospital.
I first met her about 20 years ago when she was a regular at the Grosvenor Club.
She took me on as an assistant to help label her Viking Shop treasures. I learned so much from her. Last month I searched through the back shelves of the new Viking Shop hoping to find one item that she and I had processed. There were a few pieces, but none that we had worked on together. After each session we would go out to dinner and discuss such interesting things. I loved her politics. She is all that you have described. What a wonderful long life!
October 3, 2014, 3:16 pm
From Port Colborne,but now live in Toronto.Margret showed me a beer tray in the store in April 1972 just after I started collecting other tin nostalgia.So what I said to myself.After I had seen 5 or 6 I started to collect them.Margret hadalready sold that one.Today I have over 200,all Canadian,and much more.Always enjoyed visiting with Margret.
Simone Viskupic / Young
July 7, 2017, 9:17 pm
Margaret, my friend. oh we talked about this day so often. I am sorry to see this. I worked for Margaret for several years helping her out doing errands and a shopping companion. We visited every Tuesday, we would often go for lunch, she would take me to little cafes in London, Lambert and St Marys. She taught me the antiques business, she would give me classes and passed on tremendous knowledge to me, and as a result I was able to create a business from it, for 10 years it thrived. She shared many many stories of her life, her likes, her beliefs and of her family. She loved her sons Eric and Gordon and their families deeply. She was fiercely independent, innovative, intelligent, driven and kind. She loved to fill her freezers with organic tomatoes to last the winter. She loved her pies. we often went for desert. Sour cream rhubarb was one of her favorite, and apple, she loved apple pie. She had a wonderful sense of humor.and the loveliest laugh. She had exceptionally good taste and was attached to many of her wonderful prized antique collections. She was very kind to me and I considered her a good friend. I am sorry we lost touch the last few years. She was a stunningly beautiful elegant women. She always told me that if reincarnation was real, she wanted to come back as a petite brunette. I love you Margaret and am grateful for what we shared. Rest in peace dear friend.
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