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Margaret Anne Ritchie

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Margaret Anne Ritchie

October 14, 1948 - July 15, 2021

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Thursday, July 15th, 2021, Margaret Ritchie at 72 years of age.

Beloved partner of Brian Jenkins. Loving mother of Helen Defty, Billy Defty, Philip Ritchie (Stephanie) and step-grandmother of Cynthia Thickson, Brooklyn Jenkins. Cherished grandmother of Leon, Theo, Hugo, and Jaxon. Predeceased by her siblings Sandra Williams and Jimmy Harrison. Also missed by her nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Cremation with a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 14th from 1-3 pm in the Reception Centre of MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg (masks must be worn at all times, a 2 m distance must be maintained and only 40 people will be allowed in the room at a time).

Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Mary Harrison - August 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ellen Warren - August 9, 2021

Phil, I was so sad to hear about your mum. Thinking of you, you know where to find us if you need anything. Ellen & Rick

Catherine Terrill and John Leggett - August 8, 2021

Dear Margaret was a joy to all her many friend. She lived life to its fullest. We love you so much Margaret. Hope we can have a party in Heaven.đź’•

Sue Lambert - August 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Sue Lambert - August 7, 2021

To Margaret’s Family and Friends, my deepest condolences. She was a beautiful lady inside and out and will be sadly missed by so many.

Jocelyn, Adam Steffler & Family - August 3, 2021

Our most heartfelt condolences to everyone who’s lives were touched by the sweet hearted Margaret. She’s a beautiful soul, inside and out. You will forever be missed. Godspeed Margaret ♥️ Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear xx

Cassie Muir - July 23, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of Margaret’s family. She was a very special woman and will always have a place in my heart just for her. She had such a great influence on my life and the woman I am today. She will be dearly missed. Love you forever

Mary Ann Kelly - July 22, 2021

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Margaret's family, especially Brian and Brooklyn. Life is not fair, but cherish the memories, the good times and be thankful for the blessing of having her in your lives. God bless! Mary Ann and Pat

Sandra & John Holmberg - July 20, 2021

Sending heartfelt condolences to Brian and Margaret’s family & friends. For many years we had the pleasure of working with Margaret at the ski hill. Margaret had such a zest for living life to the fullest and making the best of any situation. There wasn’t a day at work that Margaret didn’t make us smile and laugh. It was always evident in conversations that her family and friends meant the world to her. She was truly a good person with a very kind heart who will be missed by so many. Sandra & John Holmberg and family.

Roy Martin - July 20, 2021

May the good lord bless you and keep you in peace for eternity. You will have no more suffering And will be in the lords possesion Intil the end of time. Roy and Josie

Ann Langham - July 19, 2021

You are going to be so missed by everyone who knew you. Gone way too soon. Deepest sympathies to your family.

Marc Hamilton and the brethren of St.johns Masonic lodge - July 19, 2021

With deepest respect and condolences. We honor and pay tribute to loving memory of Margaret Anne Ritchie. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones at this time.

Jeannette Dempster - July 19, 2021

I am truly saddened to hear of Margaret's passing. We have many fond memories.

Debbie and Harold - July 19, 2021

Harold and I send our sympathy and condolences to family and friends of Margaret. Although we have not seen Margaret in a few years she is part of our wonderful memories and friendships — skiing, ski patrol, cottage fun at Betty’s, partaking in her fabulous cooking and enjoyment of life in general. We are blessed for knowing her.

Chris Doris - July 19, 2021

My condolences to Margaret’s family, her patience and warmth in personality, will always remain in my memory. She was a leader in our Ski Patrol Team at Devil’s Elbow who in training, helped develop many strong first responders including myself. C. J. Doris

Sylvia Kellar - July 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to Brian and Margaret's family. She was a beautiful fun loving person. Rest in peace Margaret..

Mardi Spellen - July 19, 2021

I was very shocked and super saddened to hear of Margaret's passing. She was a woman that everyone looked up to and she lived life to the fullest. A wonderful girl and everyone will miss her big smile. My heart goes out to you all during this sad time.❤❤❤

Doug Adolph - July 18, 2021

Dorothy and I would like to express our condolences to Brian and the family. Such a sad loss for all that knew Margaret .

Vicki Kimmett - July 18, 2021

Dear Brian and family, my most sincere condolences. May her memory be a blessing. Vicki

Lynn and Doug Holland - July 18, 2021

Dear Brian, Our condolences to you and Margaret's family. Such a lovely lady , always stopped to say hello.

Karen and Zoe Cortesis - July 18, 2021

Brian ,Brooklin and family We are so saddened by the news of Margaret passing. A beautiful,compassionate,lively lady… she will be missed by many Give Brooklin a big hug for us please

Jan Stapleton - July 18, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers for all of her family.

Levec Family - July 18, 2021

Our deepest condolences and love to Margaret’s family and friends. Where do you start in remembering Margaret? She was a wonderful soul, an engaging personality and a huge part of our family skiing and patrolling at the Elbow. Whether hanging out at the patrol table or in the hut or on the chairlift, it was always great chatting with Margaret. As an Auntie to all the ski kids, she will be truly missed by our boys Christian and Nate. Hope she is singing and laughing in a hot tub in heaven. All the best to everyone during this time and cheers to having known you Margaret! Diane, Frank, Christian and Nate Levec

Shirley Grills - July 18, 2021

She was a beautiful fun loving person. We will miss your big smile and kind soul. Rest in peace lovey

Mary And Marvin Harrison - July 18, 2021

Brian and family. So very sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. May she RIP

Murray Bradt - July 18, 2021

Margaret you touched a lot of lives young and old we will have These memories forever Rest In Peace my dear

Geri Bradt - July 18, 2021

Margaret you were taken to soon going to miss you Dearly, you were a very special person .rest in peace my dear.

Sandra Harrison - July 17, 2021

You were such a light in the lives of all of us who knew you and loved you. Gone too soon. My heart goes out to you Brian, and to the Family: we were all incredibly lucky to know her. You lived your life to the nth degree; time now to rest. Love you. Sandra

Robert & Faye Bradt - July 17, 2021

Robert & I had the pleasure to know you, a ray of sunshine and always so kind! May you Rest In Peace dear Margaret! <3

Rick Wigle - July 17, 2021

Margaret you were the heart of our family patrol - That beautiful smile and hugs that could warm the coldest of chair rides - heaven certainly has gained an angel . Love to all her friends and family . 🍺❤️. Rick

Again Kimbell - July 17, 2021

So sad to hear, our greatest condolences to you Brain and your family. We will miss Margaret so much but we will always remember her .

Jenny Allison - July 17, 2021

I just can't believe that we lost our dear friend Margaret. Our condolences to Brian & all her family. May she sleep in peace with the Lord..

Lois-Anne Johns - July 17, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Lois simpson.

Christine Davidson - July 17, 2021

Dear Brian, so sorry to hear about Margaret ,my heartfelt condolences to you and the whole family,

Carol Neil and YuYu Wilson - July 17, 2021

Margaret’s passing is so sad and way too early. We all thought she would be with us forever. She gave so much of herself to help people, mentored many in ski patrol and really knew how to party. She will always be remembered fondly. Our condolences to Brian and Margaret’s family both in Canada and the UK.

Brian Gough - July 17, 2021

Hi Brian I am very sorry to hear about Margaret. I am glad she got a some time to enjoy her new kitchen. You guys were a pleasure to work with.

John and Kathleen Potts - July 17, 2021

To Margaret’s family and all those who were like family…please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Our hearts were broken at the devastating news…she was taken way before her time!! Margaret was an angel and touched many peoples lives with her outgoing personality and zest for life! She will be missed by many especially those of us who met and befriended her through the Canadian Ski Patrol System! Warmest regards and love, Kathleen and John Potts

Donna Lockey - July 17, 2021

Dear family. I'm am so sorry for your loss! I knew her through skiing. We went to ladies day in February, up at Sir Sam's. Stayed at Betty's cottage and had a wonderful time. Lots of laughter and fun skiing. One of her favorite things. She was an amazing artist. And very kind and understanding. I will miss her. Hugs*

Isabella Stewart-Steffler - July 17, 2021

Margaret… or better known as Auntie Margie! You were always such a bright light in everyone’s lives. I have so many amazing memories that I will cherish forever, from learning to ski and snowboard, to hot tub nights at your house, learning to draw and paint with you, learning how to not be afraid of the water and swim on my own at the cottage and of course singing songs by the fire. Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel, rest easy Auntie Margie, Until we meet again 🤍

Jennifer Darling - July 17, 2021

Margaret will be sorely missed in my life, her texts and emails were always an inspiration. My times with her at Ski Patrol we’re special and I was always greeted with a smile and comforting optimism. My heartfelt condolences go out to Brian and all her family.

Dawn Dowle - July 17, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to all.

Betty Steffler - July 17, 2021

Margaret, you were my sister, my mentor, my inspiration in so many ways. You helped me overcome so many fears, like putting on a pair of skis, then actually getting on the ski lift, to going down the hill. We had so many good times, on the hill, at the cottage, ladies day, in Dallas, just being together. A part of me has gone with you my friend, my heart feels broken. I know we will meet again and, when we do, the fun and friendship will continue. Picturing you with your family, dancing and singing &, of course, enjoying a glass of red. Sleep well Margaret ❤️

Cathy Nichols - July 17, 2021

Margaret you will be sadly missed. You were like a ray of sunshine when you walked into a room. My condolences to the family. Love, Cathy

Denise Sebastian-Pyper - July 17, 2021

To all the wonderful people touched by Margaret, we feel your loss and send our most sincere condolences to you all! We were so lucky to have had her touch our lives as you did, and we have so many wonderful memories which we will cherish forever! Missing you my most beautiful friend xo Dee & Russ

Valerie Taylor - July 17, 2021

So sorry to hear the tragic news of the loss of dear Margaret May she Rest In Peace. Condolences to all the family.

Maggie and Graham McKessick - July 16, 2021

My love to all.....