Margaret Isobel Rigsby

December 9, 1931January 2, 2021

Margaret Rigsby

Margaret Rigsby passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on January 2, 2021. Margaret was 89 years old. Born in Chatham, Ontario, Margaret was the only daughter of the late Dorothy (Vary) and Andrew Rigsby. She will be missed by many cousins and long-time friends. Margaret was raised in Dresden, Ontario and continued her education at Bishop Strachan School and Trinity College in the University of Toronto where she formed many lasting friendships. She was a history teacher at Port Hope High School, and at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute in North York, where she spent most of her teaching career. Margaret was keenly interested in world politics, education, music, and golf. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sharing stories of her travels and family history. Margaret’s sharp wit was with her to her last day. Through teaching, she made a positive impact on her students and she followed the careers of former students with pride. Margaret was a member of Christ Church Deer Park. The family wishes to especially thank the excellent caregivers and staff of Integracare Inc. for their support and compassion over the past several years. Cremation has taken place. Due to current restrictions, there will be a private family gathering at a later date. Interment of ashes at Mountview Cemetery in Cambridge. If desired, donations to the SPCA or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


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Margaret Isobel Rigsby

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David Teitel

January 29, 2021

"Miss Rigsby" was my memorable gr.12 history teacher at Mackenzie C.I. in 1968-9 and for a while we kept in touch after I graduated.
A kind and generous woman, a keen intellect and what I remember most was her subtle sense of humour.
Rest in peace, Margaret. You'll be pleased to know that history is still my favourite subject.

Gerry Anklewicz

January 17, 2021

I have fond memories of Miss Rigsby. I can't remember calling her Margaret even though we were colleagues for over 10 years. I was in one of her grade 13 history classes. She always impressed me with her deep knowledge of Ontario and Canadian history. I considered her a social historian. She made history come alive and my fellow students and I believed she lived the history. As a colleague, she was supportive. I loved her dry sense of humor and her warmth. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. May her memory be a blessing.
Gerry Anklewicz

Janet and Jarvis Cook

January 12, 2021

We are extremely sorry to hear of Margaret's passing.We have been friends of Margaret all of our lives,having lived in her hometown of Dresden.We have many memories of her sense o f humor and her endless knowledge of worldly affairs.
I was her mothers hairdresser for many years and we attended the same Church here in Dresden.After she moved to Toronto we had the privilege of being her house alarm responders of her beautiful home here in Dresden.Margaret will be greatly missed.

Janet and Jarvis Cook

Annick Jahan

January 9, 2021

Annick, Simon, Gaby, Elisa (ma fille), ses amis du Sud de la France, vous envoient ce message pour témoigner de l’affection que nous portons â Margaret Rigsby. Nous la reconnaissons tellement dans cette photo avec son chat. Cat lover Margaret ! Elle aimait les paysages des vignes du Sud de la France, les châteaux cathares, et nos fromages. Nous gardons le souvenir heureux de ses visites dans notre famille. A sa famille, ses cousins et cousines, nous partageons votre tristesse et vous souhaitons du courage.
Annick, Simon, Elisa et Gaby (95).

Rob Kelly

January 5, 2021

Margaret was a witty, intelligent, and thoughtful person! She will be sorely missed.