Toronto, Ontario

1937 - 2019


MARGARET ROBERTSON Margaret Robertson died peacefully at home in Toronto on July 17 at the age of 81, surrounded by loving friends. Born on December 7, 1937 in Whyteleafe, Surrey, England, Margaret immigrated to Montreal in 1958, where she worked at the Montreal office of the Cockfield Brown...

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I will miss Margaret! She was a great organizer and had a great and articulate intellect. And a lovely, warm human being.

My memories centre around the many group ski and summer cottages we shared in the early 1960's. She was a great member with her quirky sense of humour and unfailing good spirits - often helped by good spirits! I often drove her to and from the cottages, and she was always keen for an enthusiastic run in my little Alfa Romeo in those pre-autoroute pre-speed limit days. I toasted her life with rum, the principal ingredient in the wonderful trifles she made for cottage suppers.
George King

I met Margaret when we both worked in advertising in Montreal in the 1960s. I also had the privilege of seeing her on several occasions after we both relocated to Toronto in the 1970s. Aunt Margaret the Great was a remarkable woman. Memory Eternal.


may she rest in peace and my condoleances, to the family and friends. I knew her through the Academy, and am sorry for her loss.

Mariana R. Grinblat.

Margaret, Orillia, 2017

I met Margaret well into her retirement.

Over the years she hosted a friend and me for dinner annually - first on Bedford Park Road then in her light-filled condo at Summerhill.

She cared for my dog when I took my kids skiing. She watched Christopher Hitchens slaughter Tony Blair at the Munk Debates; attended Orillia's first field-to-table dinner & a Starry Night with me. She spoke to each artist we visited about their work at the studio tour.

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