Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

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Emma Margaret (Marg) McNIVEN nee:Vey

September 28, 1927August 28, 2019
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McNiven, Emma Margaret (Marg) nee:Vey It is with very heavy heart’s, our family announces the passing of our much loved and cherished mother and grandmother Marg McNiven who passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday August 28, 2019, at the age of 91. Predeceased by her beloved husband Alex in 2016. Mom was adored and will be sadly missed by her 7 children Glenn (Shelley), Carolyn Shymko (Bunny), Ginny Taylor (Len), Ken (Wendy), Keith, Sheila Cooke and Chris (Tammy). Forever loved by her legacy of 70 plus grandchildren. Mom was the matriarch to 11 other siblings and will be lovingly remembered by all their families. To celebrate this “Wonderful” woman’s life, friends and family will be welcomed, by Marg’s legacy of five generations at the “Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel, 96 West Street on Wednesday September 4th 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. A Celebration of her life will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the SPCA would be appreciated. On line condolences may be offered at www.thorpebrothersfh.com. (519) 759-2211 YOU ARE FOREVER LOVED MOM


  • In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the SPCA would be appreciated


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Emma Margaret (Marg) McNIVEN nee:Vey

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Mary MacPherson / Nieuwesterg

September 14, 2019

Sheila and family, thank you for sending me the obituary this morning. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many beautiful memories of your loving family when in my mid 20's, visiting your Mom and Dad. Your Mom was warm, happy, loving and generous person. Her zest for
life, baking, cooking and living life to the fullest. Marg you will be missed, my memories will last a life time. RIP, Love and light to all. 💜🙏💜

Gordon Hill

September 4, 2019

My deepest sincere condolences on the loss of such an amazing personality. I had the honor and privilege of getting to know Marg when I was caring for Alex. It was a true honor getting to know Bunny and all of her beloved kids. My prayers to you all during this hard time.

Dustin Rawson

September 3, 2019

There were so many times that I was able to witness Aunt Marg win at Scrabble, Gin or Euchre. These usually occurring between Grandma (Lovetta) and Uncle Alec.
I really think she was possibly cheating, especially when she was in charge of the dictionary for scrabble.

She was and still is, an outright inspiration for travel, family, and happiness for everyone.

Dustin, Jenn, Aurora, and Chloe

Pat Hughes

September 1, 2019

So sorry
You were dearly loved
Sweet and caring
Will remember your Sunday morning breakfasts for everyone ,you will be greatly missed but I’m sure you and Alex are smiling down on all

Joanne McConkey

August 31, 2019

Our sincere condolences and love to the family of Marg for their loss. Marg has left us with so many beautiful and fun memories of times we spent with her and her family. She was fun, outgoing and loving and we will never forget her.
Love from our hearts xo
Joanne McConkey/Gerry McIsaac

Kyle Easton

August 30, 2019

Margaret was a customer of mine at work.. for over 15 years I knew her. She was the nicest and kind hearted lady from day 1.. And never once was she not smiling or laughing. I will miss her.... And may she rest peacefully.

Gail Vey

August 30, 2019

Deepest Condolences to all the family from Jessie, Chester, Perry, Mary-Lou, Nathan, Nicholas and Selena.

Aunt Marg was a larger than life personality. Her hearty laugh, love of her family, friends and siblings was brighter than the stars in the night sky. She was kind, caring, loving, special so many ways. Her home and arms were always open wide to everyone who passed through her doors.

Forever in our hearts. Love you all. Sorry we cannot be with you at this time of great sadness.

Len and Ginny Taylor

August 29, 2019

We have lost an amazing Mom and Gramma. Your wit, humour special love, birthday cards, blankets, amazing meals and could go on and on. Mom. You have left a legacy like no other. You have inspired us through all your acts of kindness and with that we will carry on your legacy. Missing you so very much. Life won’t be the same. Love you yesterday, today and tomorrow and forever.
Ginny, Len and family. 🤗🤗xoxo

Sean Somerton

August 29, 2019

Ms. Nuggs you were the most positive person I’ve ever met. You had such a great influence on me and I am not sure where I would be without your guidance and love. You were never just a babysitter to me- you went above and beyond for me my entire childhood. I learned so much from you. You taught me respect, discipline, love and forgiveness. I have yet to come across someone that even comes close to how special you were. So many fond memories were spent with you and your family as I grew up. Thank you for everything you did for me. Thank you for being so special.

Ernie MacInnis

August 29, 2019

Sincere condolences to the McNiven family! I remember visiting Marg and Alex with Glenn in 1989. Marg made the best chili ever and Glenn, Ken and I took some out fishing in Lake Erie! It was delicious! A lovely lady and a lovely family! Very sorry for your loss!