Margaret Olive Walkden

18 January, 19259 April, 2021

With sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Margaret Olive Walkden. She passed away peacefully at Niagara General Hospital at the age of 96. She is predeceased by her husband Arthur (Art) Walkden (1996). Survived by her daughters Sandra Johnstone and Carol Beard. Proud grandmother of Debra (Roy), Scott (Belinda), Tricia (George), Jim (Sarah), Stacey, and David (Elaine). Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of 4. Fondly remembered by her niece Bonnie (Dan) Cameron.

Margaret, also known as “Margo” or “GG”, was an avid cards and game player – she especially liked cribbage, Scrabble and Upwords. She enjoyed doing her crossword and jumble puzzles every morning, and liked to be in the garden. Margaret will be remembered for her indomitable spirit.

Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel; 5176 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls (905-354-5614). Donations to Old St. John’s Stamford Heritage Association or Parkinson Canada would be appreciated by the family.


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Tricia Johnstone

13 April 2021

I will forever remember my Grandma as a strong, resilient, kind, loving woman, who always spoke her mind and stood up for what she believed in, no matter what. She always had a mischievous twinkle in her eye! 😉
She was grateful for what she had, and always said she felt very fortunate in her life. 💜
My Grandma loved playing card games, cribbage, Scrabble, Upwords, and did the crossword and jumble puzzle in the paper every morning over a cup of coffee.
I have fond memories of sleepovers when I was a child, car rides with my grandparents and singing silly songs. Boat rides and swimming in Paint Lake where they lived in Dorset.
We baked together and she even taught me how to do stained glass!
A tradition that my Grandma had with the Grandkids and Great Grandchildren when they moved to Niagara Falls was to take us to the Butterfly Conservatory. 🦋 It was a special outing with Grandma.💓
The world is truly a less special place without my Grandma, she was one of a kind, and I feel so fortunate to have had her in my life for so many years and to have so many special memories to keep with me forever.
Rest in peace Grandma, 💓🙏💓
We love you very much, may your memory be eternal. 🕊💜🕯
Love, Tricia and George xoxo

Kathy Stapleton Philip

12 April 2021

Dear Carol and Sandra and family,
I have wonderful memories of Aunt Marg(and Uncle Art) at Norcap Ave,,White Lake and Dorset. Many happy times spent together with the Walkden and Stapleton families. And many card games played-especially euchre! A huge loss for the family,thinking of you,ox

Anne Patane

10 April 2021

My condolences, I always enjoyed chatting with Mrs Walkden. Wishing you many fond memories & strength in the days ahead. Anne from Boggios