MOFFAT, Margaret Elizabeth (nee Griffis)
It is with sadness of heart we announce the peaceful passing of our beautiful mother on Dec.23rd 2018 in her Huntsville home at the age of 102.
She was predeceased in 1976 by her devoted husband Norman Douglas Moffat. Mother to daughters; Susan Brenciaglia (John) and Ann and son Norman Moffat.
Loving Gramie to Robert Brenciaglia (Beth) and Christine Warman (Ted)
Cherished GG to Julia Mattice (Evan), Jenny Beall (Dan) and Katie Warman.
A very special Great-great Grandma to Liam and Victoria Beall, and Layla and Bronson Baker.
Margaret was born in Fort William on November 6th 1916 to Arthur and Ida Griffis. The youngest of four; brothers James and Tom and sister Jean. After losing her parents as a child Margaret was adopted by close friends of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ashley Fife of Fort William.
In her early teens Margaret and her “Auntie” travelled the world by ship, visiting such places as Hawaii and Australia. In addition they travelled to Italy including an audience with the Pope and to England where they had tea at Buckingham Palace.
Margaret was educated at Branksome Hall and then onto McGill University before marrying her late husband Norman. The war kept them apart for four years while Margaret raised her two children in The Kingsway.
Margaret started a chapter of the Order of the British Empire. She was a long-time member of the Garden Club of Toronto as well as a life member of Lambton Golf Club. She volunteered at the Huntsville Heritage Place and was a strong supporter of the Muskoka Conservancy.
We are especially grateful for the compassionate support received from her devoted caregivers.
A celebration of Margaret’s long and wonderful life will take place in the Spring. A donation to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the Muskoka Conservancy in Margaret’s memory would be greatly appreciated.
Nancy and Sid Kirkpatrick
Dear Susan,Norm, Ann and families,
Our condolences to you at the loss of your remarkable mother. She was quite and amazing woman and we feel honored to have known her. We enjoyed our occasional visits with her and found her stories fascinating.
Sending lots of love and prayers for all.
Nancy and Sid Kirkpatrick
My sympathy, and love to you all at this time of loss and reflection over the life of your dear Mother, grandmother, and friend and much more to so many who cared for her during her last years at home. I was blessed to have met her and although I did not know her well, she was a woman of grace and stature and had a great sense of humour and interest in people . I know from my own experience of losing my parents, how much she will be missed but you will take comfort knowing you did an amazing job of loving and caring for her . May you all experience peace in your hearts.
Patricia Tracey (Blackhall)
My condolences to the family, I will always remember my frequent visits with Her and Ann over the years we lived next door on North Drive. She was so kind and welcoming to me
Rest In Peace
Norman, Susan and Ann,
Deepest condolences from our family to yours.
I did not know your mother, only knew of her through my mother, the late Carole Young (Wright).
I understand Margaret was true and sincere, and was a real source of strength for many generations of Moffats.
It was a very difficult time in our family when our mother passed away, and I recall a pleasant visit from Susan and John helped us immeasurably.
I know you will rally together among family and friends to share memories and grief.
Our thoughts are with you through these difficult times.
On behalf of the Young Families,
Scott, Martha and Winston
My girls and I were so wonderfully welcomed by Margaret’s family several years ago and we were fortunate
enough to enjoy many fun and adventurous times at the lake and on the hills. A lot of history she had to share and Margaret’s 90th and 100th celebration gave me even more knowledge of the exciting life she lived. Our thoughts to all her family. Brenda Anna and Amy Leblond
So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mrs Moffat but have heard some funny wonderful stories. She was bright and happy at her Great Granddaughter s wedding recently and smiled and laughed when the boys had to pick her up wheel chair and all. She has left a wonderful Legacy in her family. God Bless
Love and support going out to Margaret’s family. Margaret was a loving and kind individual who lived a long and happy life. Margaret and my mother Muriel were great friends and I remember when they travelled together to China in 1987. Mom always spoke so highly of her friend Margaret. Rest in peace.
Mary Spring and family