Otway , Margaret
The family of Margaret Edith Otway age 96, sadly announce her passing on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, with her loving family by her side. Born in Broadview, Saskatchewan April 23, 1915 to her parents Matilda and Henry Thompson. She came to Fort William at the age of 2 years old and attended school in South Gillies and Hymers. Margaret started working as a housekeeper at the age of 14. Six years later she met the love of her life Thomas Otway. They were married on December 30, 1936. Employed at various jobs in Thunder Bay she also owned and operated Tommys Confectionary on Island No.2. Her passion for sewing led her to work at Daisys Sewing Centre where she retired after 16 years of service. She continued her love of sewing years later and also loved to crotchet and knit beautiful things. Some of her lovely sweaters were sent on to London, England and many other parts of the world. She loved gardening, travelling and family dinners. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, also a lifetime member of the ANAF Unit #257. Member of the CNIB and the Thunder Bay Museum. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughter Sharon (Art) Balone, grandson Randy (Lise) Kruskowski, grandaughter Lori (Andrew) Covello. Also surviving are great grandchildren Melissa Kruskowski (Calgary Alberta), en route, Allan, Lauren, and Rachel Kruskowski, Haley and Bryce Covello. Brother in-law Ken (June) Otway of Port Moodie, BC, sister-in-laws Gladys MacLachan of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Betty Arneson of Thunder Bay. She is also survived by two wonderful caring nephews Wayne (Debbie) Otway and Lorne (Jackie) Otway and families. To Margaret they were like the sons she never had. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by her parents, husband Tommy, daughter Cheryl Lynn and grandson Brad Kruskowski. Also her brothers Albert, and Ernest Thompson, sisters Etta Liddicoat, Sara Lane, and Pearl Otway. Funeral services for the late Margaret Otway will be held on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Jenkens Funeral Home at 11:00 am with Rev. Bert Vancook of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, CNIB or St. Andrews Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.
To my daughter Sharon
BUT LET ME GO
When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free. Miss me a little - but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me - but Let me go for this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone. Its all a part of the Masters Plan. A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart go to the friends we know and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss Me - But Let Me Go.
Good-bye my family my life has passed. I loved you all to the very last. Weep not for me, but courage take. Love each other, for my sake. For those you love dont go away. They walk beside you every day.