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Margaret Tooley


Margaret Tooley

It is with sadness that the family of Margaret Tooley announces her passing on March 15, 2019 at the Ridgewood Veterans Wing. Born December 28, 1921 in London England, She was the daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Greenway) Green, and wife to the late Robert Tooley.

Margaret is survived by her children Wendy, Camilla, Coral, Rebecca, Nicholas, and Amanda. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sisters Doreen Green, and Audrey Edwards.

In 1940, Margaret joined the woman’s Air Force in England as a Morse code operator. 75 years later she could still decipher it, and when watching a film that had Morse code in it, could tell you what was being said.

After the war, Margaret married, and started her family, and in 1952, immigrated to Newfoundland. The family moved with the Canadian Air Force from North Bay, France, Toronto, and eventually Ottawa. In 1974, Margaret moved to New Brunswick, and while living in Fredericton, graduated from the New Brunswick Craft School, spending some time as a docent at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Margaret spent many years painting and making jewellery, eventually moving to Saint John to be closer to family.

The family wishes to extend many thanks to the nurses and staff at 3D south of the SJRH, The nurses and staff of the Ridgewood Veterans Wing, and a special thank you to Heather and staff at the Murray Street Lodge for their compassion and care throughout the years.

As per Margaret’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A private service will be held at a later date. For those who wish, donations in Margaret’s memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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