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Margaret Melnichuk

Margaret Edna Melnichuk (Lavigne)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 1938 - Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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Margaret died peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Sunday, December 16, 2018 in her 81st year. Beloved mother of Dawn Young (Les) of The Blue Mountains and Lynn Chin (Michael) of Mississauga. Proud grandmother of Samantha Chin. Margaret is survived by her two sisters, Marion Lavigne, NWT and Susan Lavigne (Jim), Meaford. Daughter of the late Elmer and Veronica Lavigne of Midland. She was predeceased by her husband, David Melnichuk, in 2003. Margaret was a skilled bridge player who loved to spend her winter months in Florida.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society.

Visitation will be at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 11 a.m. -12:30 pm. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at St John Chrysostome Church, 432 Ontario Street, Newmarket. Please join the family for a reception following the service, at the Parish Hall.

Online condolences may be left at www.roadhouseandrose.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
    When
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Location
    Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Visitation Room #2
    Address
    157 Main Street South
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 1:00pm
    Location
    St. John Chrysostom Church
    Address
    432 Ontario Street
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y2K4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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john horner

Posted at 12:59pm
To Marg's family: We have only known Marg for 3 months and we always enjoyed the pleasure of her company. Our lasting memory will be of her singing and enjoying the lunch at our Christmas function at Ashton a week ago. She truly had an amazing zest for life. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to her family. John and Dorothy Horner
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Susan and Jim Harris

Posted at 06:27pm
Marion, Susan, Dawn and Lynn and families: We offer our condolences to each of you at this time of the death of our cousin Marg. She sure was a spark of life and was a great story teller keeping us in good humour. She also was a go to person giving us the title of the latest book on her reading list. She showed interest in others often about our family members. Memere and Pepere are in the heavens sharing laughter with her now. Blessings upon you Marg. Love, Susan and Jim
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Heather Burling

Posted at 06:04pm
Dear Dawn and Lynn. I have never met anyone with such an indomitable spirit. The word indomitable means unconquerable or impossible to defeat. The spirit is the person’s core being, their will power, cheerful and positive attitude and desire to succeed. Having an indomitable spirit means that your fortitude, enthusiasm and moral character are never diminished regardless of the hardships and adversities you face. Marg’s determination to prevail never vanquished even in the face of what appeared to be insurmountable odds. On behalf of the Newmarket Duplicate Bridge Club we send our deepest condolences. Heather Burling, Manager of the Newmarket Duplicate Bridge Club and lucky partner of Marg’s for over 40 years
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Calvin Smiley, Ph.D.

Posted at 04:54pm
"Miss Lavigne" was my Grade Five teacher at the former St. Basil's school in mid-town Toronto; when she returned the next September to teach me in Grade Six (it was a split class), she was "Mrs. Melnichuk", and her new husband (David) was quickly co-opted to coach the school's hockey team. Almost 60 years later, she will always be in my mind the same young, pretty, kind, and patient teacher who guided my classmates and me through some of our most formative education years. I trust that her later life was full of the love and happiness that she deserved. My condolences to all her family.
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Rhonda, Mike and Owen Corsi

Posted at 01:51pm
Dawn, Les and family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You and Les are in our thoughts. Love Rhonda, Mike and Owen.
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