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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Obituary: Margaret Gibbs

GIBBS, Margaret Veronica – of Niagara-on-the Lake Ontario passed away peacefully at the Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 8. This was the end of a long journey following the onset of auto-immune neuromuscular disease in Alberta in 2012 which kept her in hospital for five months and left her with one functioning lung. She had a further period of three months in hospital in St. Catharines in 2017 and after this, struggled hard with an increasing burden of health problems. In spite of this, she kept a bright outlook on life and made every effort to enjoy her life as much as possible. Margaret unceasingly considered the welfare of others as more important than her own. Margaret was born in Putney, London, England in 1942 and after working as a nurse for a few years took up accountancy. In 1963, she married Graham who has been her lifelong companion for more than 60 years. Margaret and Graham came to Canada in 1966, living in Quebec for 19 years and in Alberta for 29 years before moving to Niagara-on the-Lake in 2014. They added a son, Christopher in 1966. Her husband says that “it was a privilege” to have been chosen to spend his life with Margaret. She will be deeply missed by her family and fondly remembered by all who met her and especially by her brothers and their wives, nephews and nieces and their children, and by her many friends scattered around the world. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Please send donations in lieu of flowers to Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care accessed through the CanadaHelps website

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