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Skolnick MargaretSKOLNICK, Margaret Ann (née Collins) - Margaret Ann Skolnick, age 87, passed away at home on March 5, 2017 with her family around her.

She is survived by her three children, of whom she was very proud, Suzanne (John) Billing, Norman Skolnick and Martin (Michelle) Skolnick, and her two beloved grandchildren Zachary and Nicole Skolnick.

Margaret had two other special men in her life who became sons to her; Yan Yu and Changuk (Ellen) Sohn loved and cared for her in many ways. We are honored to have them in our family and grateful for their friendship.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Margaret subsequently lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, Florida and finally back in Kingston, Ontario since 1991. She was married to Sigmund Skolnick for 39 years (deceased November 26, 2010).

She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in food science.

She was a wonderful mother, a true friend to many, an outstanding cook, and a committed community member with a strong social conscience who had a numerous interests and passions. Margaret volunteered her time in the Kingston community in a variety of ways. She provided medical drives for local residents and judging for "Communities in Bloom" to name a few.

She was an artist who enjoyed beauty and nature; leading her to study painting and Ikebana (a style of Japanese floral work) which she also mastered and taught. Margaret was a longstanding member of, and served on the executive of the Kingston Horticulture Society.

She was a person who stood behind her beliefs and was even known to march in support of such causes. Margaret fervently believed that healthcare access is a right and while living in Florida she organized groups who worked toward universal healthcare in the U.S. long before "Obamacare." For many years high school, St. Lawrence and Queen's students lived with Margaret, most of whom were far from their homes in other countries. She treated them much like her own children, nurturing and helping them to adapt to Canadian living and culture; many of these people have remained close and a part of her extended family.

Margaret held passionate views and had a kind and generous heart. She will be missed by many whose lives she touched.

We greatly appreciate the kindness and care provided to Margaret by Jean-Anne, Jamie, Rose, and Jean, as well as doctors Siemens, Kondor, Goldie and Grier.

In keeping with Margaret's wishes a private family funeral will be held. A celebration of her life will be held for all interested, in the spring, when the flowers she loved are in bloom.

Memorial donations may be made in Margaret's name to the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area. Arrangements entrusted with Robert J. Reid & Sons funeral home, Kingston.

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Skolnick MargaretSKOLNICK, Margaret Ann (née Collins) - Margaret Ann Skolnick, age 87, passed away at home on March 5, 2017 with her family around her.

She is survived by her three children, of whom she was very proud, Suzanne (John) Billing, Norman Skolnick and Martin (Michelle) Skolnick, and her two beloved grandchildren Zachary and Nicole Skolnick.

Margaret had two other special men in her life who became sons to her; Yan Yu and Changuk (Ellen) Sohn loved and cared for her in many ways. We are honored to have them in our family and grateful for their friendship.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Margaret subsequently lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, Florida and finally back in Kingston, Ontario since 1991. She was married to Sigmund Skolnick for 39 years (deceased November 26, 2010).

She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in food science.

She was a wonderful mother, a true friend to many, an outstanding cook, and a committed community member with a strong social conscience who had a numerous interests and passions. Margaret volunteered her time in the Kingston community in a variety of ways. She provided medical drives for local residents and judging for "Communities in Bloom" to name a few.

She was an artist who enjoyed beauty and nature; leading her to study painting and Ikebana (a style of Japanese floral work) which she also mastered and taught. Margaret was a longstanding member of, and served on the executive of the Kingston Horticulture Society.

She was a person who stood behind her beliefs and was even known to march in support of such causes. Margaret fervently believed that healthcare access is a right and while living in Florida she organized groups who worked toward universal healthcare in the U.S. long before "Obamacare." For many years high school, St. Lawrence and Queen's students lived with Margaret, most of whom were far from their homes in other countries. She treated them much like her own children, nurturing and helping them to adapt to Canadian living and culture; many of these people have remained close and a part of her extended family.

Margaret held passionate views and had a kind and generous heart. She will be missed by many whose lives she touched.

We greatly appreciate the kindness and care provided to Margaret by Jean-Anne, Jamie, Rose, and Jean, as well as doctors Siemens, Kondor, Goldie and Grier.

In keeping with Margaret's wishes a private family funeral will be held. A celebration of her life will be held for all interested, in the spring, when the flowers she loved are in bloom.

Memorial donations may be made in Margaret's name to the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area. Arrangements entrusted with Robert J. Reid & Sons funeral home, Kingston.

KingstonObituaries.com

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