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Margaret Torrance

Margaret Torrance

Sunday, March 16th, 1947 - Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Torrance, Margaret Isabelle
On April 29, at Margaret Bahen Hospice, Newmarket, Ontario, Margaret (nee Kayes) passed peacefully in the company of John, her grateful husband of 49 years. Margaret was the loving and proud mother of Scott (Shannon) of Edmonton AB, Chris (Sonya) of Keswick and Andrew of Keswick. Grandma is remembered with love and great affection by her granddaughters Taya and Lea. She is survived by her brother Allen (Margaret Anne) and niece Jennifer and nephews Benjamin and Mackenzie; and was pre-deceased by her parents Alfred and Marion (nee Hornshaw) Kayes. Margaret was held in high regard by everyone she influenced in her career as a public school teacher, daycare provider and adult literacy instructor. She was a wonderful support to John in the various pastoral charges in which they served together in Ontario. As well as having a beautiful voice, Margaret was a welcomed member of several English handbell choirs in the past 20 years. Her smile exuded warmth, her eyes were a window on a soul of compassion, she had the most comforting hugs, and her last full sentence summed up her life: “I love you too.”
Relatives and friends are invited to call at THE MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge St., Richmond Hill on Friday, May 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St., Toronto on Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm, with visitation to commence at 1:00 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Women or Margaret Bahen Hospice, 653 Queen St., Newmarket. Friends may send condolences to Margaret's family by visiting
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Marshall Funeral Home
    10366 Yonge Street
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Marshall Funeral Home
    10366 Yonge Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 2:00pm
    Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
    1585 Yonge St
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  • Interment



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Suzanne Wilkinson

Posted at 11:41am
Dear John and family, I can only imagine how profound your loss has been and now is as you grieve the loss of Margaret. I am so sorry that disease is part of this life. One day there will no longer be any illness for those who believe. Margaret believed. She offered service and compassion in every way she could. She was a wonderful, joy-filled example of the life of her Savior, Jesus, among us. If there is ever any way I can be of assistance to you John, or your family, please do call on me. Thank you for being such a fine husband to Margaret in these last days of Margaret's life. God Bless you always. Respectfully and with sincere sympathy, Suzanne

Annamarie Hill

Posted at 06:37pm
Dear John and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Margaret was wonderful; she was so supportive, encouraging, and caring, and wise! We wish we could come to the receiving and the funeral but I (Annamarie) have been ill with a terrible cold and cough and so will have to keep my germs to myself at home. We are with you in thoughts and spirit, and prayers for comfort and strength, and will be watching the service on the link you provided. Hugs to you all. - Love Annamarie and Stephen Hill

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Posted at 10:34am
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Lorraine & Maxine Green

Posted at 02:32pm
Dear John,
Please accept our deepest condolence to both you and your family. We cannot begin to understand your deep sorrow.
Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.
God Bless,

Lorraine & Maxine Green

Sophia Knappe

Posted at 02:03pm
Dear John, Scott, Chris and Andrew,
I was so sorry to hear of Margaret's passing and wish to extend our sympathies. Your family was a big part of our teenage years in Ottawa and we remember our times with you fondly. Our love and prayers go out to you all as you grieve this great loss.
Sophia (Allard) and Michael Knappe

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