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Margaret Christine Wood (nee McPherson) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 in Campbellford, Ontario at the age of 87 years. She will join her beloved husband, Vern (March 26, 2016), and her cherished daughter Mary Kay (July 20, 1965). Christine is survived by her children Elizabeth (Steven Jordan) of Montreal, Laureen (John Mitchell) of Campbellford, John, of Shelter Valley, Bob (Danielle) of Anchorage, as well as cherished grandchildren Olivia Christine Mitchell, Tiana Faith Mitchell, Saoirse-Gabriella Jordan-Wood, and Evan Bradley Wood.
Christine grew up in Dixie, Ontario, the daughter of Lawrence and Kathleen McPherson. While still in her early twenties, she moved to live at Rosary Hall in Toronto, and began her career as an executive assistant. She married her adoring Vern in October 1957 and, in 1959, they moved to their farm on Durham St. in Colborne where they lived for 17 years. When her children were older, Christine accepted a position at Trenton Memorial Hospital where she worked until she retired in 1995. In fulfilment of a lifelong dream, Christine and Vern bought their beautiful cottage on Mayo Lake near Bancroft in 1994, and enjoyed wonderful times there together with dear family, friends, and neighbours for nearly a quarter of a century. For over 60 years, Christine was a dedicated and proud member of the Colborne Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and was a loving parishioner of St. Francis de Sales church in Colborne and St. Mary’s Church, Grafton.
Christine was deeply loved for her beautiful, kind spirit, her devotion to her faith and her family, her passion for her beloved gardens, and her strength, shining resilience, and dauntless ability to always see the good in situations and in people. She will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W in Colborne on Tuesday, October 13, from 2 to 3 and from 3 to 4 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grafton on Wednesday, October 14th at 11am. Due to Covid-19, anyone wishing to attend the visitation and/or Mass must RSVP MacCoubrey Funeral Home at 905-372-5132 during business hours. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to The Lung Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.
I am saddened to hear of Aunt Christine's passing. She was a very special influence in my life. I have many fond memories of growing up with your family. Love from Marci and the girls
Sorry for your lost I remember her from when I was young playing at their farm with her boys . She was a nice lady .
Just reading now of your mom's passing now in the Northumberland news...on Friday 16th...I want to extend my sincere condolences to your family...she was a lovely lady...my thoughts and prayers are with you
Sorry for your loss John
There are so many memories of Christine ,as a life long active member of the C.W.L.of St .Francis de Sales Catholic Mission Church in Colbone ,and later of St.Mary's in Grafton,.Thank you Christine,We will remember you .Rest in Peace.
Elizabeth, John, Laurie, Bob and families: St. Mary's CWL in Grafton sends its sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your mother. Christine was always very supportive of the CWL over the years and an active member, both in Colborne at St. Francis de Sales and in Grafton at St. Mary's. We will miss her beautiful smile at church. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You will have such wonderful memories of your mom to cherish.
To My dear friend Bob and the entire Wood family - my heart is with you all. Losing a mother is one of the hardest sorrows a heart will ever know. Thinking of you all.
I was very saddened to hear that Christine had passed away! I have many fond memories of Christine, Vern and the family. Being neighbours with my Aunt and Uncle and members of the same church and attending the same High School as the children. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Family: I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Christine for over 20 years and we met at Bible Study. It was a nice feeling to see her attend when she could in recent years. Our regular Thursday meetings won't seem the same but she will always be in our prayers. Bless you all. Warmly, Diane
Deepest sympathy on the loss of Chris, lovely lady...
Bob, we wish to send you the deepest condolences. May you cherish the great memories of your mother. Always remember the times you helped out Elma. Sincere sympathy, Dan & Gail Pearson
Elizabeth, Laureen,John,Bob & families My sincere condolences to you all. We have many wonderful memories of your mom & dad & all of us either at your farm or ours growing up! What a wonderful lady your mom was! Hugs to you all 💝💐 Jeanie Haig & MacKenzie Haig
John, Liz, and families please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry To hear about Christine. She was a wonderful neighbour at the lake..always a smile . She loved her beautiful garden..always so happy to be in it. We will miss her, but we have wonderful memories. Our thoughts are with you all At this sad time.
Hello to the Wood children—-I was so sorry to learn that your mother had passed on.I went to public school with your father Vern & for some years he lived across the road from us.I met your mother when your McPherson grandparents came to live on the property next door to our farm at Salem.My mom and dad and I were guests at your parent’s wedding.I remember your mom as a kind, friendly and happy person with such a lovely smile.Rest in peace Christine.Thinking of you and sending blessings to you all.
Dear Elizabeth, John, Laurie and Bob and families. We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a warm and friendly caring lady. I always enjoyed her visits . She was such a great neighbour and missed her presence on Thornlea when she moved. She always spoke of her children and grandchildren and was so proud of all of your accomplishments. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish your memories. Love Don and Rose.
I have very fond memories of Mrs. Wood When I was 15 I spent a summer babysitting her girls. She was such a kind, lovely person. Sending my deepest condolences to her family. Barb Bemma
We will hold dear many wonderful memories of Christine, the fondest seeing Christine enjoying her wonderful garden framed by her beautiful flowers and the lake with a resulting chat amidst those gorgeous surroundings. Her comment on the most beautiful summer days by the inviting lake of "I do my swimming in the shower" always raised a chuckle. Christine's kind, friendly, gentle soul will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to you all. Ingrid and Rob, Robert and Stephanie
Dear Elizabeth,Laurie,John, Bob and families, We were so very sorry to hear about your mom.She was a wonderful lady whose kind gentle ways and always a smile touched so many.She was so very proud of all of you.Cherish your memories they will last forever! Doug and Brenda Arthur
My deepest condolences to all of you. Just heard About it from Jimmy. Catherine,Kathleen and Noelle
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person
Sincere condolences Elizabeth, Laurie, John and Bob. Doug and I have many fond memories shared with your family on Thornlea!
Elizabeth, Laureen, John and Bob and famlies Our deepest condolences Linda & Ray Vanhorne
A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Christine’s Family: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Fond memories of when the McPhersons joined the little church in Colborne, wonderful family.Vern worked at General Foods with my husband Ed. Christine always a beautiful smile and cherished her family.
Dear Elizabeth, John, Laurie, Bob and families! Our deepest sympathy to all in the loss of your mother! Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!! Charles and Elaine Churchill
We send our deepest condolences and love to Christine’s family. We had the privilege of spending some time with her over these past few years. We will always remember her generosity and sweetness! She had a way of making you feel special. We only wish we had more time with her. Our hearts are with her family who will forever miss their sweet Mom and Grandma❤️
Elizabeth, John, Laurie & Bob: I was very sorry to hear about your mother. I have many memories of down on the farm. My thoughts are with you all. Elaine Paul
My heart is with you all at this sad time. It was my sincerest pleasure to have spent some time at Mrs. Wood's beloved cottage. So much so, it inspired my writing a poem that Mrs. Wood very much related to and enjoyed for many years. Such a lovely lady. God bless Hugs, Barb Seegers
my condolances to all the family. I have many memories of Christeen. We shared many happy experiences over the years. She will be missed.