Obituary of Marguerite R. Buckland (nee Warren)
BUCKLAND, Marguerite R. (née Warren)- Of St. Thomas, ON, passed away at Toronto Grace Health Centre on Monday, January 4, 2021. Beloved wife for 54 years to the late F. M. “Pat” Buckland (2014). Dearly loved mother of Shirley Ann Smith (Craig), and David W. Buckland (Lisa). Cherished grandmother of Charlotte, Maggie and Jessica Smith. Dear sister of Shirley L. Grant (late Gordon), late John E. Warren (late Florence), and the late L. Alan Warren (late Meta). Also fondly remembered by sister-in-law, Jane Femmel as well as several nieces and nephews. Born in Orillia, ON, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lorena (née Wiser) Warren. A resident of St. Thomas since 1961, Marguerite previously lived in Stratford, Toronto, and Windsor. She joined her husband in building Buckland Customs Brokers Limited, St. Thomas for a number of years, and previously was employed by Bell Canada as a groundbreaking female Administration Manager. Marguerite was a member of the former Trinity Anglican Church, St. Thomas, having served on the Parish Council Board. She was a member of the Women’s Committee of the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, a Past Finance Chairperson of the YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin, and a former member of the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club and St. Thomas Curling Club. Marguerite and Pat cherished time with family and friends at their cottage on Lake Rosseau at Windermere and at their winter residence in St. Petersburg, Florida. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private service to celebrate Marguerite’s life will be held. Private interment of her cremated remains will be made in the Old St. Thomas Churchyard, Walnut St. Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin, Toronto Grace Health Centre or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).