Margaret Jean Elliott (nee Bell) Obituary
In her 95th year, Margaret Jean Elliott (nee Bell) passed away on November 6, 2023. Loving wife to Bruce (deceased 2019), sister to David; sister-in-law to Don, Joan and Beulah all deceased. Marg will be missed by her sons, Ian (Penny), Scott, Craig (Mary), the two “lights of her life”, granddaughters, Laura (Matt) and Lindsay (Matt), nieces, nephews and friends.
Marg grew up in Fort Erie where her summers and Christmases were spent at the Bell Family homestead in Ailsa Craig. Marg attended Western University, graduating with a History Degree in 1950. Her favourite activities at school were playing basketball and Bridge. It was through Bridge that she met Bruce and they were married in 1953. They settled in Weston, Ontario where many long-term friendships were formed. Marg’s passion for dachshunds began with the purchase of her beloved Professor, in 1966, for $25.00, “the best money I ever spent”. An avid fan of all Toronto sports’ teams, her love of the Leafs was legendary. You dare not cheer for another team! She volunteered for decades with the Humberview Hockey Club, receiving an award for outstanding volunteer achievements. A career with the Ontario Government culminated with coworkers becoming friends.
She adored all her dachshunds; time spent at Skeleton Lake canoeing, swimming and playing Bridge; sitting down with a good book and completing the Globe & Mail’s Saturday cryptic crossword. She was a lovely lady, kind and generous, liked by all and will be greatly missed.
A special “thank you” to all who helped Marg these past few weeks especially, Nancy, Pam and Candy.
A visitation will be held at Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S., Bolton on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. Please come dressed in Maple Leaf blue. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com.
A Celebration of Life for Marg and Bruce will be held at Skeleton Lake, summer 2024.