Visitation

7-9 p.m. Tuesday

Service

11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 7 at Harris Funeral Home

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Donations

Memorial contributions to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, the Arthritis Society, or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

 

50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

Margaret Elgie

Death Notice

ELGIE Margaret Alice Elgie, quietly, following surgery in Victoria Hospital on Saturday, November 3, 2007 in her 62nd year. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Bob Elgie (1991) and Beryl (Pfaff) Elgie (2005). She is survived by her cousins, Jack and Betty Rathwell of Tucson, Arizona and Lindsay, Ontario, and Sheila and Earl Muir of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. She was given much love and support from her very dear friend, Margaret Hastings, and leaves behind a legion of friends, neighbors, colleagues, and students. She graduated from UWO with a BSc (1968) and taught biology at Western for nearly thirty years. She enjoyed her students - watching them mature and develop, and following their careers over the years, and was awarded a special Faculty of Science Teaching Award. Though she suffered through many illnesses over the years, Margaret never lost her zest for life, maintaining many friendships and interests, which included Scottish country dancing, and Dance Fit. She was a gracious hostess and excellent cook who loved feeding and entertaining friends. Margaret greatly enjoyed travel, and made many friends world wide. She was also an active volunteer in an Ostomy support group and Patient Partners. Margaret's greatest sadness may have been that she was often in too much pain to follow her fun-loving, kindly instincts as often as she would have liked, and she fought courageously against her disabilities. She was unfailing in her loyalty to her parents, relatives, and friends, and delighted in her self-appointed role as "fairy godmother" to Darian and Danielle Lajoie. Margaret will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her, and it is impossible to measure the impact she made on the lives of the many people she touched. Friends may call on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, where a celebration of Margaret's life will be conducted on Wednesday, November 7 at 11:30 a.m. by Rev. Lillian Wilton. Reception to follow. Cremation will be followed by a private interment service at Baird's Cemetery.