Marjorie May McTaggart, 91, left us in her sleep in the early morning of Saturday, May 19, 2018 in the peace of the palliative care room at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Marjorie was born on April 14, 1927 to William and Mae Davidson in Winnipeg, Man., where she lived for most of her school years, except for the short adventure of life in Wabigoon, Ont.
She married her brother's school chum, Gordon McTaggart, on March 21, 1947 and shortly after moved to Fort Frances, which quickly became her home.
She was the mother to five children, Jo-Anne (David) Haines, Nancy (Murray) McLeod, Midge McTaggart, Kathi (Steve) Gagne and Allan (Pam) McTaggart, who admired her resilience and strength.
She met every life experience and challenge with courage and determination.
Her 11 grandchildren basked in her love and welcomed any opportunity to spend time in her home. Grandma's house on Frog Creek was where cousins became close friends. The hugs of 19 great-grandchildren, who called her “Ggma,” always made her light up.
She also is survived by her sister, Doreen Tester and Doreen's daughters and their families; her sister-in-law, Pat Davidson and her family; and her McTaggart brothers-in-law, Jack and Ross and their families.
She was predeceased by her father, William Davidson; mother, Mae Davidson; brothers, Edward “Ted” and Cecil; brother-in-law, Robert Tester; father-in-law, Roy McTaggart; mother-in-law, Elsie McTaggart; and brother-in-law, Hugh McTaggart.
Marjorie was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, the auxiliary at Riverside Health Care, and other volunteer groups. She also was an avid Bridge player who played her final game on the Wednesday before her death.
A funeral and thanksgiving for her life was held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church in Fort Frances, with Rev. Myrna Major and Rev. Jim Kirkpatrick officiating.
A private family interment will take place later in the afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, those who so wish may consider an in memoriam donation to the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary or the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com
“If there ever comes a day where we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay forever.”
Winnie the Pooh