RANK, Margaret Jean
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Margaret Jean Rank (nee Churchill), formerly of Mallard Avenue in Ottawa, died peacefully at Stillwater Creek Retirement Community on Sunday, February 24th, surrounded by her children. She was 87 years young. She was born on August 5th, 1925 in London, Ontario, the daughter of Fred and Edith (Barnes) Churchill. She was married in 1952 to the love of her life, Wally, who predeceased her. They moved to Ottawa in 1959. Margaret devoted her life to the care and nurturing of her family and enjoyed hearing about the exploits of her children and grandchildren. Summers, spring and fall weekends were spent at the family cottage at Farren Lake. Margaret loved to travel and fondly reminisced about her trips with Wally, particularly to Australia, Alaska and Hawaii. She will be remembered for her kind heart, graciousness, witty sense of humour and love of family and life. She appreciated all that she was given and gave back even more. She is survived by her children, Philip (and Rita) Rank of Kemptville, Diane (and Patrick) Neal of Vermont and Sue (and Doug) Fleming of Burlington and seven wonderful grandchildren; Courtney, Joy, Brendan, Derek, Laura, Andrew and Mark and nephews and a niece. She was predeceased by her parents and sisters Marion and Eleanor. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 11 AM at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church located at 971 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa with a reception to follow at the church. There will be a private family interment. Many thanks for the wonderful care given to Margaret by Dr. Gick and the CCAC Palliative Care Team, by Kelly (Shelly) and the staff at Stillwater Creek Retirement Community where both Margaret and Wally resided. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3G9.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013