Reid, Margaret Alice 'Marg'

Margaret Reid passed away peacefully at her home in the presence of her loving family on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at the age of 73.

Born on September 26th, 1947 in Collingwood, Ontario, Marg was a daughter of the late Ivan and Jean (nee Vickers) Brown and was the youngest sibling to Mary Keeling, Wanda Winters, and the late Fran Johnston. She grew up in Thornbury, moved to Toronto for a few years to work, but moved back home to finish her education and marry the love of her life, Robert ‘Bob’ Reid and take up residence in the country.

Marg is survived by her beloved husband and best friend, Bob Reid of Clarksburg. She will be remembered as a special mother and grandmother to her daughter Katherine Rowan of Oakville and her husband Patrick and their children Ethan, Dylan, and Julia; her daughter Gerri Reid of Cambridge and her husband Scott Barwell and their children Maddy and Nate; and her son Andy Reid of Clarksburg and his children Hailey and Connor.

Marg attended Teacher’s College and began her career teaching at schools in Collingwood, Meaford, and Thornbury. She was a natural at teaching and an amazing educator who left an impression on countless students that passed through her many classrooms over the years. Marg retired from teaching in 2007.

After her retirement from teaching, Marg kept herself busy working at Goldsmith’s Fruit Market until Bob convinced her to run their own fruit market on the farm. Marg became an expert at all things “apple” and made the best cider in town along with her famous glorified sauce and delicious pickles. She also kept herself busy with her many craft projects. She learned how to spin wool and loved knitting sweaters, mitts, hats and socks. Making teddy bears out of old fur coats became a favourite past time and scrapbooking also filled her time, as she loved to take pictures and savour the memories. Her final obsession was creating and sewing beautiful quilts. She spent countless hours designing and sewing quilts to sell, display and give to her grandchildren.

Marg was the life of the party. Over the years she loved going to hockey tournaments with the “Old Timers” and instead of cheering on Bob’s team , she preferred spending time shopping, gambling and enjoying wine with the ladies. She also filled her time with various crafting retreats, from scrapbooking to quilting, and always had a funny story to tell upon her return. Her favourite things were dinners out and a good party where she could catch up with friends, new and old, and potentially dance with Bob.  Marg loved the hot weather and a good vacation to a tropical destination was at the top of her list.  She travelled with friends and family to many destinations and always brought home a piece of the culture to remind her of her favourite places.

She was the glue that held her family together and was an amazing friend to all that had the pleasure of getting to know her; Marg made sure that every birthday and holiday was celebrated to the max and made it special in her own way. From her extravagant Christmas celebrations right down to her famous Easter egg hunts that had her children and grandchildren searching for eggs all over the farm. If any of her family members needed her she was there at the drop of a hat no matter how far she had to drive to get there. Marg’s enthusiasm and positivity was infectious and will last long beyond her years.

A celebration of Marg’s life will be held in “The Shed” at a later date when the health restrictions have lifted and it is safe for family and friends to gather.

As an expression of your sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or Care Partners (Cheques Only Please) would be appreciated in Marg’s name and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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A celebration of Marg’s life will be held in “The Shed” at a later date when the health restrictions have lifted and it is safe for family and friends to gather.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or Care Partners (Cheques Only Please)
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Amy McCauley-Hoare
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. I enjoyed teaching with Marg at Beaver Valley for 7 years before she retired. As a new teacher Marg was a great mentor to me and made me feel very welcome at BVCS. My husband Bob purchased one of Marg’s fur teddy bears for me for Valentine’s Day several years ago and it is a treasured keepsake. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

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    1. Alberta Elliott
      Monday, April 26, 2021

      I am so very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Marg was my pole walking friend & we spent many happy Tuesday mornings together trying to keep fit & enjoying each others company. She will be sadly missed & my heart goes out to her family members.

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  2. Trudi and Brian Wiley
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Bob and family, so sorry to hear of Marg’ passing. Beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Trudi and Brian

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  3. Sandra & Randy
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Dear Bob, Katherine, Gerri, Andy, Mary, Wanda & families
    We are so shocked and saddened to read of Marg’s passing:( Cherish the wonderful memories, stories, pictures, crafts and things she made for you. They will bring some comfort in such a great time of loss. I know she loved and cherished all of you. She was a wonderful & talented lady and I will remember all the great times working with Marg at BVCS. Sending hugs to all.
    Sandra & Randy Pyatt

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  4. Susan Irvine
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    So sorry , Bob & family. Marg was a really special person.

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  5. Barry Moore
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    My condolences to the entire family in the passing of Marg. Marg was a wonderful person and will be missed by the many that she knew.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss.
    Hold onto the many memories.

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  6. Jennifer Dorgelo
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    To Marg’s Family
    I worked with Marg when she taught at Meaford Community School and I rarely saw her without a beautiful smile on her face. She was such a positive person and she always had the ability to come up with a solution to a problem. If there wasn’t a solution to be found then she would find a way to handle the problem with humour always making everyone around her feel better. Many fortunate students were inspired by her teaching and left her classroom much wiser, having learned many life lessons. Marg has left her mark on this world with her beautiful smile and her positivity. May her memory always be with all of you close in your hearts.
    Jennifer Dorgelo

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  7. Linda Teed
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Dear Bob and Family
    What a beautiful and wonderful lady, always smiling and loved people, and life in general. Hold on to those moments, the times shared with others, family pictures and many other occasions. Those memories stay with us.
    Hugs to all.
    Linda Teed and Gene

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  8. Norine Baron
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    We are sending sympathy and virtual hugs to all the family, Marg was indeed a special person and I was shaking my head and smiling reading the words of her life here. Hold the memories close and tight. Peace.
    Norine and Garth Baron

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  9. Al Nesbitt
    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Sorry to hear of Marg’s passing Bob. Always enjoyed conversations with Marg. Cherish the memories and family will help you get through.

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  10. Bonnie Hammond
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Bob, Gerri, Andy, Wanda, Mary & families – I was so sorry to hear about Marg! She, as you know, was a special person, a great teacher, a wonderful Mom, wife, Grandmother, sister & friend. She will be missed by many! Enjoy your wonderful memories of her – they will help you at this difficult time! Bonnie Hammond

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  11. Eileen Gamble
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Thinking of you Bob and your family during this difficult time.
    Marg will be missed in the community.
    Hold close all the memories in your heart.

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  12. Arlene Osborne
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Bob and Family,
    My thoughts are with all of you. Marg was a very special ‘Lady’.
    Remember the good times.
    Arlene Osborne

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  13. AJ & Susan Lake
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to Marg’s family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Take care.

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  14. Verna & Rick Hindle
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bob and with your family as we learn of Marg’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Marg’s family and close friends. With a life like Marg’s, you will have endless wonderful memories you will continue to cherish and hold dear to your heart. Sincerely, Rick & Verna Hindle

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  15. Linda Holden
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Margs passing… our sincere condolences to Bob and family

    Barry and Linda Holden

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  16. Eldon & Vivian Hawton
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Truly saddened with this shocking news! Marg lived a life that mattered and will be sadly missed by so many of us. Sincere condolences to Bob, family and friends. RIP Marg! Former high school mates, Eldon and Vivian Hawton, North Bay!

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  17. Barbara Craig
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Dear Bob and Family.
    We share in your grief. It was such a shock to hear of Marg’s illness and passing as in our view she was larger than life itself. She was an amazingly positive, upbeat, passionate person. Always ready to tackle new experiences and adventures. We will truly miss that gregarious smile and mischievous twinkle.
    Barb & Barry Craig

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  18. Joan Hutton
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Bob & family
    My heartfelt condolences. My thoughts are with you all.
    Cherish the memories during this difficult time.
    Marg will be missed by all of us.
    Joan Hutton

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  19. janice davey
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Our condolences to the family. What a warm, happy gal she was. We were glad to have got to know Marg

    Our Deepest sympathy ,

    Janice & Dan Davey

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  20. Bev and Gail Murray
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    So sorry and shocked to hear of Margs passing and offer our sincere condolence to the family as she will be dearly missed by all Live with the great memories you share as she was an inspiration to all

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  21. Gale Skippen
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Bob and Family , So sorry for your loss. Marg was a very nice lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
    Remember wherever you go she will be with you. In your heart always.
    Gale Skippen

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  22. Joan Cramp
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. It has been great getting to know her through the Georgian Quilters’Guild and the Quilt Retreats. We will certainly miss her smiles. My thoughts and prayers as well as those of the Guild Members are with all of you, her family.

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  23. Lorrie Glas
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    I didn’t know Marg well. I got to know her through our local Quilt Guild meetings and retreats, and I was shocked to hear of her passing. It was clear how much she loved life, and from reading the obituary she was a truly amazing person. I wish I had known her better. My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed.

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  24. Cindy Boyd
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Dear Bob and family,
    Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about Marg. When we moved to the neighborhood four years ago, we loved stopping in to see Marg for apples each fall. After a short visit, a great chat and some good laughs, I always felt we left with more than just apples. Marg made us feel like we’ve been neighbors for decades! What a beautiful and kind lady. No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss.
    Cindy and Duane

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  25. Terry Offord
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    My condolences to Bob, Wanda, all of your families & to her “bestie” Marg Binkley….. Indeed, this very dear & special woman will be deeply missed by many of us & eternally loved & remembered. She had a good, happy life & her beautiful essence always shone outward from within. Because of her passing, another bright, beautiful star in the night sky has been created.

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  26. Heather Murray
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    My condolences to you Bob and your family.
    Marg always had a sparkle in her eye and a beautiful smile, she will be missed by all.
    May your many memories, family and friends help you through your loss.

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  27. Don & Cathy Buller
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Dear Bob and Family. We are truly saddened to hear of Marg’s passing. Marg was such a genuine, warm hearted person. Her love for family was very evident. We only got to know Marg perhaps 12 years ago, but she certainly left a lasting, loving impression on us. We will miss her infectious smiles and always being greeted with a hug. Our sincere condolences.

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  28. Jim and Kathy Uram
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Bob and family: we are so very sorry to hear of Margs passing. Another very special lady leaves the Valley. She will be greatly missed by many.

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  29. Marian McMicking
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    My condolences to Bob,Wanda and families at this difficult time. Marg will be missed by many and she will always remain in your hearts.
    Sincerely Marian (Holmes) McMicking

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  30. Bill Campbell
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    Dear Bob(old hockey buddy),and family.Mary(Ken)&Wanda..just learned of “Margie’s”passing.
    Please accept our sincere condolences…
    The Brown&Reid families reflect a lot of great memories for us.
    Bill&Gerri Campbell Oakville

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  31. Rosanne Gallinger
    Monday, April 26, 2021

    So very sorry and saddened to hear of Marg’s passing. She was a warm and welcoming woman and I so enjoyed the year I had the pleasure of working with her. It was wonderful to connect with her at the BVCS Retirees Breakfast. She will be truly missed.

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  32. June Sparling
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    To Bob and family.
    With fond memories of spending much time on your farm , June and my family send our sincere sympathy to you all , with Marg’s passing. May peace and love enfold you.

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  33. John Ruthven
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Bob and family…So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. A big void, you are all going to miss her a whole bunch!! Remember and reflect on the good stuff…

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  34. Faye Fisher
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    To the family of Marg, sending sympathy to you . She was a vivacious, awesome woman. My heart sends a big hug to her sister Wanda who was always a special friend to me and loved Marg so much.

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  35. Duncan & Sue McKinlay
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Bob and family,
    So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Cherish your memories.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Duncan and Sue McKinlay

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  36. Jackie Gough
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Dear Bob and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Marg and also going on and archeological dig with her…she was so much fun at 6:00 a.m.! Marg’s smile could truly light up my own…always so positive, always encouraging others. I will miss our chats and many laughs at our grocery store run-ins. May your loving memories help to comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  37. Mark & Brenda Calvert
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    To Bob & family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. We knew Marg first as a mother when we taught her children, then as a colleague at M.C.S. She will be remembered as a person who made the most of every day with her friendly smile and dedication to whatever the task at hand. Marg’s life always seemed so full of enthusiasm, care, learning, and interest in others. She will be missed by many.

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  38. Karen Hammond
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Bob and family, I am sorry to hear of Marg,s passing, she was a loving person inside and out. These are not easy times for you right now and cherish the good memories.

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  39. Mary Ellen Saunders
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Bob and family. My heartfelt condolences in the loss of Marg. Remember all the good times. Sincerely. MaryEllen Saunders(Folkerson)

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  40. Brent A
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Bob and family, I was sad to hear the news of Marg’s passing. More than 30 years after my summers working on your farm, I still think a lot about you and your family and how much good those summers did me. Thinking of you now, especially.

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  41. Patricia @James
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    The many messages tell it ALL. It is wonderful to know that the family unit can be eternal, she has only gone ahead. Our love to Bob and family.Sincerely Patricia @ James.

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  42. Rosemary Taylor
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Bob, family & extended family: I’m so sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Her smile could light up a room! I remember when Marg came back to school to finish her education and her locker was right beside mine. I was so in awe of her but she was so kind to my awkward, teen self! Treasure the memories and know that she is watching over you and has left a legacy of love.

    Rosemary (Rolling) Taylor

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  43. Diane Drane
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    My sincere condolences Bob and family!! Been a real pleasure to help during this difficult time.
    Deepest sympathy.

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  44. Bob Carson
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Bob and family,
    So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Cherish your memories.
    Our thoughts are with you.

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  45. Randy & Louise
    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    To Bob and family our condolences, our thoughts are with you. She will be missed by many.

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  46. Gary & Sharon Long
    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Bob & family
    So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. She always had an amazing smile and had time for a chat. Cherish the memories during this difficult time. Gary & Sharon Long & Family

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  47. reg and mae lanktree
    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    reg and mae lanktree sorry for your loss marg was an very speical person gone but never will be forgotten

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  48. Harold and Bev
    Friday, April 30, 2021

    Our thoughts are with you, Bob, Katherine, Gerri, Andy, sisters Wanda, Mary and all of your families.
    Marg will be missed so much by all of you.
    I use Marg’s gingerbread recipe every year at Christmas. It is a favourite, and has become a tradition with our kids and their families too.

    Harold and Bev

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  49. Sharon Woodhouse
    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    Bob and family: We were saddened to hear of the passing of Marg. She was a very happy and kind lady. The village of Heathcote will miss another community member.

    Sharon Woodhouse

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  50. Candace
    Monday, May 3, 2021

    Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow.

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  51. Janette and Don Scott
    Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Bob and family: Our condolences to you and your family during this sad and difficult time. Mary was a lovely person and always had a smile for everyone.

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