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Obituary for Margaret MacNeill (Black)

MacNeill; Margaret (nee Black)

After a long and loved-filled life, Margaret of Toronto and West Grey (formerly Glenelg Township) passed away on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loving mother of Duncan of West Grey and Glen of Etobicoke and West Grey, and cherished grandmother of the late Donald Drysdale MacNeill.

Survived by brother Beverly David Black (passed May 31, 2023), sisters-in-law Sandra Black and Norma MacNeill and lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husband Donald of 52 years, parents Francis and Reta, sister Christine Wendling (Nick), brother John Black, sister Kay Black, brothers-in-law John MacNeill, Gillivrary and Kenneth MacNeill and sister-in-law Patricia MacNeill-Baker.

Margaret was born in Durham, raised in Priceville, Ontario with her four siblings. A few years after her birth, her parents moved to the Village of Priceville on a small farm. Margaret attended Priceville Public School and St. John’s Catholic Church in Glenelg. Living on a farm and the oldest of five, she developed a strong work ethic from her responsibilities of caring for her siblings, tending to the animals, chores and school work. In her spare time, Margaret pursued her interest in guitar and dancing along with helping her father deliver the mail, making maple syrup and attending many social events in the community. As a teenager, Margaret met at the “Willows” a young gentleman who would lter become her future husband Don of 52 years.

Margaret moved to Toronto to attend Business School. Upon completion, she embarked on a 40 year career primarily in Insurance retiring from Royal Sun Alliance. She married her husband Don and started a family. Soon after blessed with the birth of two sons. They purchased a weekend cottage in Glenelg to be closer to family and when the boys were young to experience rural life as Margaret and Don had many fond memories of the area. It soon became a small hobby farm. Which they would spend their week at their Toronto residence and their weekends at the Farm.

Margaret and Don enjoyed travelling and exploring Canada and made many new friendships along the way. When she was not travelling you would find her shopping or spending time with family.

After Don passed, Margaret lived with her son Glen between Canada, Europe and the Middle East where she continued to enjoy the pleasures of travelling, shopping and relaxing in Paris, Dubai and Istanbul.