RAMEY, Margaret Ann – Left this world peacefully September 11, 2017 at the Palliative Care Unit, PRHC aged 85 years.
Margaret was born April 1, 1932 in Kitchener, Ontario. Loving wife of Peter (2008) for 58 years; devoted mother to Kathleen (Alan Hoy), David (Rosemary Brown) and Susan.
Proud "Nanny" to Matthew (Jill Jenkinson) and Daniel (Jaime Grimes) Hoy, Peter, Elizabeth (Scott Cosgrove) and Lauren Ramey; thrilled Great-Grandmother to Anna Hoy and Adeline Cosgrove.
Predeceased by her parents Jacob Friesen and Anna (Reidiger) Friesen.
Margaret developed many skills and interests at an early age and utilized them to the benefit of others throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed painting watercolours, was a talented knitter, loved to sew, and was an avid quilter.
Margaret was a leader, organizer, and active supporter of many groups and agencies in Peterborough, most notably as President (twice) of the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Auxiliary where she spent almost 30 years in various capacities. She was made a Life Member of the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in 1985.
She also took on diverse roles at St. Anne Catholic Church, assuming the Women's Group Presidency twice, and initiating the Quilting Group and Altar Society. Margaret was awarded a Province of Ontario Volunteer Award for over 25 years of service to the Church.
She finished her working career at St. Joseph Hospital as part of the Laboratory Team. Margaret cared deeply for those patients she encounter, and for her co-workers. She loved to cook, so her team were the lucky recipients of many baked goods which bolstered morale!
Margaret was also very active with her husband Peter in local politics, participating in many election campaigns as an organizer and headquarters Captain. Efficient and always organized, she completed each task and activity with great enthusiasm and care, and helped many candidates get elected.
Margaret will be remembered for her sense of humour, and endless willingness to help those in her community.
A memorial Mass will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church on Barnardo Avenue, Peterborough on Monday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. Those who wish to express their condolences but are unable to attend the Mass are welcome to meet with the family from 10:00 to 10:45 in the Church Hall. A reception will follow the service at 1361 Sandalwood Drive from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Very special thanks to Dr. Binette and Dr. Beamish. The family gratefully acknowledges the wonderful care given Margaret by the Palliative Care Nursing Staff.
Donations made to The New Canadians Centre (honouring her parents), Camp Kawartha (honouring the development of children and youth), or the Peterborough Humane Society (honouring the companionship and joy of animals) would acknowledge Margaret's wishes.