Margaret Rose Shields (nee George) of Scotia and formerly of Windsor.
March 1, 1933 to May 24, 2015
Passed away peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home after a long journey surrounded by her loving family.
Margaret was an avid gardener who later became a dynamic part of the Floral Industry in Huntsville. She loved her jobs at Jane Marshall Flowers and Florence’s Flowers which spanned for more than 2 decades.
She was a devoted mother to 7 children. Patty Turner(Mark), Cathy Roberts(Steve), Jane Marshall(Ian McDonald), Debbie Brooks(George), Susan Shields, Jenny Barker(Tom Coombs) and Gordon Shields(Lindsay Thorpe).
Cherished Gram to 8 grandchildren, Heather Turner(Carl Robinson), George Marshall, John Marshall(Chantel), Kevin Brooks(Melissa), Stephen Brooks(Michelle), Kyle Barker, Lee Sararas(Rick) and Lauren Vowels(Jeff MacFarlane).
Special great gram to Bradley(Teri), Amber, Jordan, Stephen, Shelby, Alicia, Alex, Abby, Aidan, Jenna and Clementine. Great great gram to Brooklyn, Charlotte and Harley.
Margaret was the youngest of 7 children and is survived by her brothers Peter George and Chris George of Windsor, ON. Predeceased by sisters Dolly, Lily, Violet and Daisy. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Theodocia George.
Margaret was also predeceased by husbands George Shields, Raymond Shields and adored companion Al Skinner.
At Margaret’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place.
If desired memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka or Fairvern Nursing Home.
Grandma & the Shields Family,We can only believe that Gram is in a better place now after a long struggle. It’s been great reliving old memories of some of her best times and remembering who she really was. So many good feelings come around when I think about spending time with all of you. Thinking about you all
To the Shields Family,Please except my deepest heart felt condolences. You have lost a wonderful, loving Mother, Grandmother and friend. I was blessed with the pleasure of knowing her.
Margaret will be truly missed
Marlene F. Muller
As a PSW I see many residents who get lost while travelling through Alzheimer’s. Some families can’t handle the drastic changes of this disease. How their loved ones are still there but lost. It was certainly a challenge to care for Margaret . Your mom was loved by all and it was so nice to see all the family come to visit over the years. We all got to know your wonderful mom through your memories. Margaret will be missed, as will all the friendly hugs and smiles she gave to her caregivers. We will just miss everything about her.
JIll Latendre Langerud
It is always sad when we lose the ones that we love but the memories will forever live on in our hearts & minds. It takes time to heal & some days are harder then others, but soon you will smile again. When you go about your days you will find yourself laughing as you remember the wonderful times with your Mom. You will always be rich as you keep those treasured memories in your hearts. Your Mom has left her mark in all of you & that’s the job of a true angel
Sending my Love to all of you xoxo
Dear Gram,I was sadly unable to get to know you very well due to living a distance away. But luckily I have heard many stories about you and I know you must have been a wonderful woman because of the love and admiration that has been expressed through these stories and memories.I know you were loved and will be greatly missed.
Rick, Lee and Family
It is with such sadness that we have to say goodbye. You have always been an extraordinary woman. Sweet and strong at the same time. You made us smile and laugh so many times with your outlook on daily life and your wonderful way of expressing yourself. Our times with you were so few but at the same time the memories are so wonderful they will stay with us always. Your home always felt like a home should, warm, inviting and friendly. And let’s not leave out the holiday meals, how amazing they were and the laughter that surrounded your table. Those times just took on a life of their own. Thank you for letting us be a part of that. We will never forget your beautiful smile and hope that with the peace you now have, you can smile forever. Love you.
I grew up very close to you, thanks first and foremost through the efforts of my mother to keep our family connected. I never met my grandfathers as they had both passed away before I was born and I did not spend much time with my father’s mother (thanks first and foremost through the efforts of my father not to keep our family connected). As a result you were my only role model of what a grandparent should be. You showed me what a strong woman is and you have fostered the deep respect for women that I have today. You also showed me how one needs to be supportive of your family regardless of their faults and “interesting”” personalities. You never judged the people close to you. This was comforting because you always knew that you had Gram as an ally ready to back you up
Hi Mom, Alzheimers Disease took you in its grip on a journey that you never wanted to be on, so I went on the journey with you. It was extremely difficult to see this disease take your precious life from you. When you didn’t want to drive anymore, I took you shopping with me, our shopping trip took twice as long as it should have, because so many times we would see someone that knew me, and I would take the time to talk to them. On the way home you would say ” you know way too many people””. You have made me laugh so many times that I have all of those memories of spending these last 11 years with you to draw back on. Before you had to eventually go into Fairvern
Gary and Kayla Belchuk
To all my family I am so sorry for your loss I remember calling aunt marg my second Gram and then I think she called me her sixth or seventh grandson she was awesome lady may she rest in peace and be united with her sisters and brothers and they can finally be together again my prayers and thoughts r with you love you guys Gary and Kayla Belchuk
Ed Wynants & Family
We will always treasure the memories we had of Marge.
Love, Ed, Janette, Michele & Dean
To all my cousins and their families…Aunt Marg you left us with so many good memories, fun times and lots of laughter. I will always remember your phone calls to me when my mom passed away…they meant more than you could know…you will never be forgotten…you are forever in our hearts. Bye Aunt Marg….love you!Linda and Michael xxoo
Bob and Pat Kuiack
WE are so sorry to hear about the loss of you wonderful mom. You are all in our hearts and prayers,
I’m thinking about…. how excited I used to get coming around that last corner to Gramas house….
I can still smell that familiar smell of the old cedar porch… Sitting out, were beautiful Fuchsias and African Violets you used to grow…I admired your green thumb.
I remember as a kid, how much I loved singing and dancing with you and the girls in the front room…
The house was always filled with laughter when we all got together..you could always count on hearing a punch line for the weekend…
I Miss those days, and I am truly going to miss you…..
Rest in peace Gram, forever in my heart Heather xoxo
Doug and I send our deepest sympathies to all of you. You will always treasure the time spent with your mom recently. Her memory lives on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Xo