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Needham Funeral Service

520 Dundas Street, London, ON

OBITUARY

Margaret Farrington

July 10, 1920January 6, 2020

FARRINGTON; Margaret On Monday January 6th, 2020 at the Chelsey Park Residence, London, Ontario. Predeceased by cherished husband Norman and twin sister Lucy Miller. Dearly loved mother of Robert David and spouse Patricia Cox, Janet Reid Chong and her husband Edwin. Devoted grandmother of Andrea Louise, Ashley Elizabeth, Norman Wilson and Martin Edwin. Great-grandmother of Trent, Elise and Capella, Hudson, Avery and Riley. Mrs. Farrington was a longtime member of St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, Queenston, and various organizations such as the Nature Club and the Women’s Institute. Mrs. Farrington was a registered nurse and midwife, working in several hospitals in England and caring for many soldiers during World War II. After moving to Canada, she worked at Niagara Falls General Hospital for many years, specializing in the care of newborn and pre-mature infants. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place on January 25, 2020 at 3pm at Needham Funeral Service (520 Dundas Street, London Ontario). The interment of the cremated remains will take place in England at a later date. In Memoriam contributions to the World Wildlife Federation (www.worldwildlife.org) would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Needham Funeral Service of London, Ontario.

Services

25 January

Service of Remembrance

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Memories

Margaret Farrington

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Canon Paul Taylor

January 18, 2020

Margaret was a grand lady who sat in the back pew of St. Saviour's, Major General Brock Memorial Church, Queenston for many decades where I served as Rector from 1975 to 1978 and again, in retirement, from 2003 to 2012. She never liked "sharing the peace" in the middle of the service - felt it wasn't "fitting" for an Anglican liturgy - so we would exchange salutes instead. And she would giggle. When I would visit her in her home in Queenston, she would speak warmly and fondly of her late husband, Norman, and share memories of her work during the war as a nurse. My parents both served in the British Army during the war and were also born in 1920, although they didn't live as long as Margaret. She will be missed by all who knew her. Journey well, Mrs. Farrington. Journey well.

Margaret Cartmell

January 14, 2020

I met Margaret in her latter years when she came to visit her twin sister Lucy in the UK.And yes,even in their nineties they still looked alike!
The stories they shared of their nursing and wartime experiences were fascinating to say the least and I can only say it was a great privilege to know them both.

Jean Lessick Agar

January 11, 2020

I was a student nurse at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in the late 1960’ s when I met Mrs. Farrington .
I remember her skill & compassion looking after the babes. It was an honour to learn from her. Please accept my condolences.
Very sincerely
Jean R. Agar RN Class of 1968

Marlene Scordino

January 7, 2020

Dear Farrington family,
We send our condolences on the loss a wonderful lady who was an exceptional newborn nurse for many years.
Our family remembers her as a great conversationalist and a joy to be around.
May your memories of her love for you help sustain you as you mourn her loss.
Our thoughts are with you,
Sincerely,
Phil, Marlene Scordino and family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY