Margaret "Maggie" Snow

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Margaret "Maggie" Snow

April 1, 1936 - October 6, 2020

Entered this world 84 years ago in Belfast Ireland. She passed from it on October 6th, 2020 in Cobourg, Ontario. Cherished wife of the late Howie Snow (1925-2008). Step-mother to Catherine Snow, sister to Anne, Maisie, and the late Sadie, all of Northern Ireland and Aunt to a huge and heartbroken family both here and in Ireland. She leaves behind an enormous circle of loyal friends who will remember a tiny Irish woman full of joie de vivre and irresistible magnetic charm. Maggie was a person of enormous generosity and abundant love. She loved and was loved. A lot. Those who she cared for professionally during her career as a nurse had the benefit of her warm enthusiasm. In later years, those who had to live in the shadow of their own final days received the time and the warm kind comfort of a deeply empathetic person. All her life, Maggie was a hard and determined worker. Her lifetime of energy and spirited generosity filled the lives of others with food, laughter, and most of all, and most importantly with kindness. Her family and friends want you to know she excelled at these endeavours, with a generosity of spirit which was admired and appreciated by those of us who spent time in her orbit. Maggie left detailed instructions for us to celebrate her life, and instructions which, knowing Maggie, cannot be refused. Interment and a celebration of her life is planned for the spring of 2021 (Covid permitting). Donations in her name to Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital or to Community Care Northumberland would be appreciated Many thanks to Dr. Mulé and to the nurses from St. Elizabeth for their warm care which was much appreciated by a retired old-school nurse. Condolences received at

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Beverley Meekin - November 25, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Saint Elizabeth Foundation

Caroline Clancy - November 20, 2020

Although we had the privilege of knowing Maggie for only a few months since we moved to Cobourg, it was obvious that she was a very kind and caring person. Maggie welcomed us with open arms and always had a smile and story to share with us. We will miss her and consider ourselves blessed to have known her. Rest In Peace. Caroline and Patrick Clancy.

Patricia Goodyear - October 23, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Elizabeth Foundation

Murielle Hayward - October 18, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Mr Paul Irvine - October 18, 2020

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity: Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit On behalf of all Margaret's family in Northern Ireland.

Nicole CORBEIL - October 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Nicole CORBEIL - October 17, 2020

My sincerest condolences to Maggie's family and to her many friends who will miss her terribly. My late husband and I had the privilege of belonging to Maggy and Howie's large group of friends and we shared many meals, Christmas parties and other occasions where Maggie always shone with her big smile and laughter. She left us far too soon. A donation to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care Unit was made in her memory. May she rest in peace.

Anne Irvine, nee Doherty and Maisie Doherty - October 17, 2020

We were once four sisters growing up here in Northern Ireland – Anne, Sadie, Maisie and Margaret, but now we are only two, Anne and Maisie. In spite of the distance and years since Margaret left Northern Ireland, to pursue her chosen career in nursing, that lovely sisterly relationship never ceased. Canada will now be a different place for us as a family because she is no longer there. Our thoughts, prayers and thanks go to: Catherine and her family circle and to Pat whose company we so much enjoyed on Margaret’s last visit to Northern Ireland. All our love Anne; Maisie; Niece Elizabeth (deceased); Nephew Paul, wife Mildred and family; and Nephew Ian.

Erik and Una Norenius - October 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Erik and Una Norenius - October 15, 2020

To the Family Just as we were leaving for our new home, we were told that Maggie had died. The news shook us to the core. It was so fast. So many people will miss her, as we did when her husband Howie passed. We remember the Christmas tree incident, saying goodbye to friends leaving for the Middle East, her laughing smile at Liz celebrating her 75th, the auto incident on the night of a board meeting, her luncheons, her laughter, her dismay at photos of herself. Maggie was ready for anything, at any time provided people were enjoying themselves. We think of her often; the memories of Maggie and Howie are special in our minds. Hopefully, the family too will remember the joy that surrounded her. Erik & Una

Jim Graham - October 15, 2020

Maggie has been a dear friend of my deceased wife Pauline and I for many years.She will be dearly missed by me and a LARGE circle of family and friends. My warmest condolences to her family.

Judy Johnson - October 15, 2020

Maggie was one of the most loving and caring friends one could have. She was always there when needed but never obtrusive. I have wonderful memories of the holiday I spent in Ireland with her and Pat, it was full of fun and laughter. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her; my heart goes out to her friend Pat, her stepdaughter Cathy, her niece Carol and all her many relatives. Rest in peace, Maggie.

Pat Goodyear - October 15, 2020

Maggie was one of my dearest friends. She was extremely caring, honest and loyal and nothing was too much for her to do for others. She had a marvelous sense of humour which was most infectious. Maggie is certainly going to be very missed by her family and many friends who will have very happy memories.

Mary Elizabeth Clark - October 14, 2020

My parents were dear friends with Maggie and Howie in Port Hope..Watching this wonderful group of mostly retired people (The Happy Hour Gang), and the joy and support they received and gave to each other has always been inspiring to me..Maggie was indeed everything that her beautiful obituary expresses about her..Crossing paths with someone like Maggie helps one to feel hopeful about the world and people in general... Mary Elizabeth (Knight) Clark

Jon Ed - October 13, 2020

Maggie is missed in our community. She contributed in many aspects of community life and I knew her best as a dedicated volunteer at the Capitol Theatre and a gracious hostess. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Cathy Howard - October 12, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Community Care Northumberland

Robert Fair - October 11, 2020

I am saddened to hear of the death of Maggie. She was the spark of life with all whom she knew. The obituary column captures the essence of Maggie with eloquence . Her mischievous laugh combined with her sense of humour will be missed by all of her many friends. Blessings on her.

Tina Minnie - October 11, 2020

My dear friend Maggie. My heart was broken when I heard the news of my loving friend , l called her my lucky leprechaun for years. I will miss you dearly but think of you fondly. You were a beautiful person with the kindest heart. I'm sure Howie is waiting for you with open arms. My condolences to the family and her dear friends. Will always have a special place in my heart for you and never forget you. Tina xo

Bev Crosina - October 11, 2020

I did not know Maggie well and had not seen her for some time but I will never forget her kindness and generosity. I am certain she will be missed by all her friends and family.

Linda Barron & Brian Denyer - October 10, 2020

Brian and I knew Maggie for only a few years, but it was always very obvious that she was truly loved by all her family and friends. We’ll very much miss her bright sunny smile, Irish charm, kindness and joie de vivre. Brian will especially miss her cheeky sense of humour. Maggie’s passing leaves a void in many lives. Our condolences to all her family here and in Ireland.

Karen & Fred Hodder - October 10, 2020

I had the most wonderful conversation with Maggie a few weeks ago. She told me that she wasn't scared of dying because Howie would be there waiting for her. I asked her if she could feel the love surrounding her. Her answer, "Absolutely". She mentioned that Cathy, Carol & Rob were taking such good care of her. She mentioned her BFF Pat & told me about their lunches together. Maggie was fiercely loyal, she was nuturing but tough (when need be), her laughter filled the room & she dearly loved her family. She was a tremendous comfort to me when my Mom and then recently my Dad passed. She instinctively knew what to say. She will be missed. Rest in peace Uncle Howie & Maggie. Love Karen & Fred

Nancy Heykoop - October 10, 2020

Maggie was one of the friendliest, kindest and sweetest ladies I have every known. Maggie was a delight and Saturday mornings were filled with stories and many laughs , even the last few weeks always a story to tell. We will miss her but we were honoured to have been friends with Maggie. Love Nancy, Ashley and Lily

Anne and Jack Brown - October 10, 2020

Maggie was a good friend and will be sorely missed. We have spent many happy times with Maggie and although she has gone we have the memories.

Jane Burgess - October 10, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Jane Burgess (Gellatly) - October 10, 2020

Maggie was very good friends with my parents who I know will miss her very much. I have fond memories of Maggie visiting California on several occasions with my mom and dad. We had a lot of fun touring San Francisco together but most memorable was a very fun St. Patrick's day dinner where Maggie's Irish magnetic charm was very present. I will miss Maggie's warmth and charm. Jane

Jayne Dennis - October 10, 2020

Oh Maggie ... We will miss you so much. I am so sorry we didn't get the last "girl's dinner" ... I am sure Howie and my mum will be meeting you on the other side ... Hugs from us all Jayne, Riley and Michaela Xox

Selena Forsyth - October 10, 2020

Cannot begin to tell you how much my friendship with Maggie meant to me. And Howie too. She was a one of a kind and I loved her dearly. She will be so missed. I met some of her family at her big Eight Oh! I am sending you, and all of her friends here, virtual hugs. XOXOXO......Selena

Marion and Douglas Gellatly - October 10, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit