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Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON

OBITUARY

Margaret (Peggy) Radbourne

February 10, 1925August 10, 2019
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Margaret Elizabeth Radbourne, 94, of Fort Frances, ON, formerly of Emo, ON passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Home For The Aged on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Peggy was born February 10, 1925 in Toronto, ON. She was the only child of the late David and Helena Smith. She grew up close to her many cousins in the Toronto area.

Peggy worked briefly for the Toronto Transit Commission before meeting the love of her life.

She was united in marriage to Walter (Ken) Radbourne on December 9, 1944. They resided in Halifax during the war. Then returned to Toronto before settling in Emo, ON in 1950. After retiring, they sold the farm and moved to Fort Frances, ON.

Peggy always vowed, she'd never marry a farmer, but ultimately was swept off her feet by Ken, who farmed their land for many years. Together, they raised their family of five children.

As it turned out, Peggy enjoyed the farm life. She spent many hours preserving fruits and vegetables from their family garden. And you could always find homemade baking in her cupboards. One of her favourite benefits of being a farmer's wife was all the many visits from their family and friends. Nothing pleased her more than spending time with her children, especially her grandchildren.

After raising her own family, she took in foster children for a time. She also worked, for a while, as a home care worker, where she enjoyed spending time with her clients.

She was predeceased by her dear husband, Ken Radbourne (2002); son Allan (2013); in-laws Jack and Edith Radbourne, Len and Minnie Radbourne, Violet and Lyall Baker and Dorothy and Lyall Beninger.

She is survived by her children Paul (Sharlene), Eleanor, daughter-in-law Glenda, Cathy (Ken) Nadiger, Mags (Don) Cumming. Grandchildren, Kevin (Caroline) Radbourne, Chandra (Darin) King, Jennifer Radbourne (Doug Wood), April (Garrit) Doll, Brandi (Stephen) Carter, Chantelle (Matt) Bailey, Rachelle (Justin) Goodkey, Kyle (Chelsea) Nadiger, Tanya (Marlon) Jerome and Graham (Ashley) Cumming as well as great grandchildren Eric and Kent Radbourne, Danaka and Tanner King, Olivia, Natalie and Rebecca Doll, Savannah and Autumn Carter, Declan Bailey, Grayson and Henley Goodkey, Benjamin and Elan Jerome and Tayah, Laken and Oakley Cumming. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

The pallbearers are her grandsons Kevin Radbourne, Graham Cumming, Kyle Nadiger, Darin King, Marlon Jerome, Matt Bailey and Justin Goodkey. Honourary pallbearers are her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Marion Allison

August 14, 2019

Tender thoughts are with this wonderful family as they lovingly pay tribute to their remarkable MOM, “Peggy”
Cherish the memory of numerous visits to the farm including baseball, fun food, hide& seek and clothes always on the clothesline!
Peggy’s chuckle and sparkling eyes will be forever imprinted in my memory...a wonderful friend to our mom Emily.
Love to all, Marion xo

Diane & Lloyd Reid

August 13, 2019

Hi Paul Shar & all the family. We were sorry to hear about your Moms passing, but glad her journey is over. We have great memories of her being our “Mom” in the early years of our marriage when we lived in F.F. In the early 70’s. Thinking of you all and sending love. Diane & Lloyd Reid

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Biography

Margaret Elizabeth Radbourne, 94, of Fort Frances, ON, formerly of Emo, ON passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Home For The Aged on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Peggy was born February 10, 1925 in Toronto, ON. She was the only child of the late David and Helena Smith. She grew up close to her many cousins in the Toronto area.

Peggy worked briefly for the Toronto Transit Commission before meeting the love of her life.

She was united in marriage to Walter (Ken) Radbourne on December 9, 1944. They resided in Halifax during the war. Then returned to Toronto before settling in Emo, ON in 1950. After retiring, they sold the farm and moved to Fort Frances, ON.

Peggy always vowed, she'd never marry a farmer, but ultimately was swept off her feet by Ken, who farmed their land for many years. Together, they raised their family of five children.

As it turned out, Peggy enjoyed the farm life. She spent many hours preserving fruits and vegetables from their family garden. And you could always find homemade baking in her cupboards. One of her favourite benefits of being a farmer's wife was all the many visits from their family and friends. Nothing pleased her more than spending time with her children, especially her grandchildren.

After raising her own family, she took in foster children for a time. She also worked, for a while, as a home care worker, where she enjoyed spending time with her clients.

She was predeceased by her dear husband, Ken Radbourne (2002); son Allan (2013); in-laws Jack and Edith Radbourne, Len and Minnie Radbourne, Violet and Lyall Baker and Dorothy and Lyall Beninger.

She is survived by her children Paul (Sharlene), Eleanor, daughter-in-law Glenda, Cathy (Ken) Nadiger, Mags (Don) Cumming. Grandchildren, Kevin (Caroline) Radbourne, Chandra (Darin) King, Jennifer Radbourne (Doug Wood), April (Garrit) Doll, Brandi (Stephen) Carter, Chantelle (Matt) Bailey, Rachelle (Justin) Goodkey, Kyle (Chelsea) Nadiger, Tanya (Marlon) Jerome and Graham (Ashley) Cumming as well as great grandchildren Eric and Kent Radbourne, Danaka and Tanner King, Olivia, Natalie and Rebecca Doll, Savannah and Autumn Carter, Declan Bailey, Grayson and Henley Goodkey, Benjamin and Elan Jerome and Tayah, Laken and Oakley Cumming. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

The pallbearers are her grandsons Kevin Radbourne, Graham Cumming, Kyle Nadiger, Darin King, Marlon Jerome, Matt Bailey and Justin Goodkey. Honourary pallbearers are her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.