OBITUARY

Margaret MacKenzie Featherstone

February 19, 1926May 4, 2021

Born in Simcoe, Ontario, February 19, 1926. Passed away May 4, 2021 at the Willowgrove Long Term Care Residence in her 96th year. Predeceased by her dearly loved husband Sidney (Bus) Featherstone, December 5, 1979, her only brother James A. West and her parents Frank and Mary West of Simcoe. Life member, Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion, Mt. Hamilton Br. 163. Member of the Southgate Presbyterian Church and Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews of the Featherstone and West families. A private family service will take place on Monday, May 10th with interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.cresmountfennellchapel.com

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John Drummond

June 5, 2021

Found memories of a wonderful lady Aunt Marg. The close bound between the Drummond and Featherstone families stretched across the Atlantic for the past 60 years. Aunt Marg was like a grandmother to my brother Richard and I when we stayed in Canada . Until recently my mother Christine and Aunt Marg exchanged letters and cards frequently sharing news and photos. She will be sadly missed

Kim Lafleur

May 10, 2021

Our Auntie Marg was a wonderful, courageous, loving woman. At last she is finally being reunited with the love of her life, Bus. She had so many amazing stories to share with us at every visit, about growing up in Simcoe, meeting Bus and the wartimes. I will miss all of our visits and especially our Christmas Eve visits, they always made our Christmas more special. Her love for life rolled over onto me and for that I am forever grateful. Most of all I will just miss her!!!
Love Kim

David and Darlene Murray

May 9, 2021

It is a long journey; from the early days of my birth to be met by you, to the last days of your life when I had to say goodby.
The road has been easy except for the pain I had to watch you suffer and could only offer faith and compassion and my heart
to you.
You survived all the sorrow and transgressions life put in your path and still went forward smiling. Your grace and compassion toward others and your non-judgmental way, made friends and family seek you out for advice or just to talk to someone who would listen.
My journey started as a relative and ended as a friend; one that will miss you like the night sky would miss the stars.
Forever grateful for the journey, with Love evermore
David and Darlene Murray

Molly Shannon

May 7, 2021

I came to know Margaret as we both attended South Gate Presbyterian Church. She always impressed me as a real lady. She dressed immaculately and seemed to be the picture of dignity and decorum. It was wonderful to have her as a member of the congregation for so many years. My deepest sympathy is extended to Margaret's family. May fond memories keep her close to you.

John & Lynda Terence

May 7, 2021

I have known Marg since I joined the Dundas Pipe Band in 1955 at age 10. Her husband, Bus, was my first bagpipe teacher. I still play. Marg was quite a woman who supported all of us in the band. We have kept in touch, mainly through Christmas cards, through the years.

RIP Marg.

Alan Waters

May 7, 2021

Dear Darlene; Having read the news of your aunt Marg's passing, in the Hamilton Spec. this morning, I was profoundly saddened at the loss of a friend Dolores and I had (along with your uncle Bus) for a great number of years, the catalyst being the bagpipes which were , as I'm quite sure you can recall, were with us all , all the time (lucky us!). Dolores and I spent many , many happy and most pleasant times in the sound of the pipes, which I will never forget or erase from my memory. As you may recall, my Dolores and our daughter Karen, all travelled together to visit Scotland now many years ago. Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago. Times surely change as we all grow older, but one thing will always remain, and that is our wonderful recall of those days now long gone by ( I shed a tear In remembrance !) It seems that everyone I know or have known , are either now all gone, or are almost there. I am ninety one, and still hanging on, and as I ponder on this fact, I wonder why am I still around! Is it just good luck or good management ! My health for my age is reasonably good, but my Dear Dolores has Alzheimer's dementia, and is presently in a retirement home. I miss her dreadfully, and am home on my own. I am indeed fortunate to have our Dear daughter Karen very near here in Milton, and she is my tower of strength, and I could not cope without her wonderful assistance. I wonder what those who never had any children do for someone to care for their well being ! It hardly seems a day goes by without reading of another friend ,acquaintance or neighbour who has left us, which causes me reluctance to read the obituaries anymore. I hope all is well in your family, and continues, as we all need our families to help us along the way. I am also sure that your auntie Marg will be interred along side of your uncle Bus in White Chapel Gardens, God rest them both .

Francis Chisholm

May 7, 2021

In loving Memory of Margaret. Thank you for your Service to the Veterans through the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion, Mt Hamilton, Br 163 & Br 163 Pipes & Drums. From Br 163 Padre, Rev Dr Francis Chisholm.

Myrna Tomalty

May 6, 2021

I met Marg at Southgate Church & have enjoyed visiting with her. Marg was always so cheerful & enjoyed talking about her youth in Simcoe.I know she will be missed .Condolences to family and friends. Rest in Peace, Marg
.Myrna Tomalty

Karen Waters Moore

May 6, 2021

I can't remember the exact year I met Bus and Marg but I was very young. My Mum and Dad met them through piping. We spent many happy times at their home as well as other places and events.. In 1964 when I was 11 Marg, my Mum and I travelled to Scotland through the Sons of Scotland. I especially liked spending time at their home as I loved Rusty and Coonie. Marg was always great at keeping in touch but it had been awhile since Mum and Dad heard anything. I tried contacting Darlene on Facebook but no luck.
Dad shared the sad news of Marg's passing with me this morning.
To the Featherstone and West families, my deepest condolences on the passing of Marg. She was one of a kind, loving, caring, generous and I know she will be missed. Once again with Bus.

Debra Stewart

May 6, 2021

I grew up next door to Marg and Bus. I will always remember sharing Scottish memories with them. And of course who could forget Marg’s precious cats and them rolling about in the catnip under the back deck. Marg was a very dear friend to my mom Joanie, who passed on 2/09/2020. Mrs. Featherstone will always have a special place in my heart. She will be missed. My condolences to the families.

FROM THE FAMILY