It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our mother on January 9, 2021 at Hillsdale Estates, in her 99th year. Margaret was born April 18, 1922 in Oshawa Ontario, the first of seven children born to the late George and Margaret (Peggy) Harding. She married the love of her life, Eric Jacklin, on August 21, 1941. They welcomed two children, Robert and Beverley, and were married 64 years before Eric’s passing in 2005. Time spent with family, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was a great source of joy to her. Recently, she even welcomed her first great-great-grandson. Over the years, Margaret was very involved with the Oshawa Legion BR 43’s Ladies Auxiliary. In recognition of her more than 70 years of dedicated service, she was awarded a lifetime membership by the Legion Auxiliary. She was part of the Oshawa Guiding Association, and was a member of the Girl Guides Trefoil Guild. A member of Albert Street United Church (later Centennial Albert United Church), Margaret participated in the UCW, serving as treasurer for many years, along with many other church activities. While she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, sewing and gardening, her greatest pride and joy was her family. Margaret is lovingly remembered by Robert (Lynn) Jacklin of Whitby and Beverley (Hugh) Stephenson of Baldur MB; grandchildren Christine Stephenson (Obi Nnadi) of Kitchener, Scott (Lexine) Stephenson of Onanole MB, Deric Jacklin (Karen DeBortoli) of Toronto and Kirk (Ellyssa) Jacklin of Scarborough; great-grandchildren: Bryce Stephenson (Kaylee Buekert) of Martensville SK, Nathan Stephenson of Onanole MB, Joshua DeBortoli-Jacklin of Toronto and Charlotte, Sydney and Todd Jacklin of Scarborough; and great-great-grandson Max Stephenson of Martensville SK. In addition to her beloved Eric, Margaret was predeceased by brothers George, Albert, Bruce and William Harding, sister Mary Mountjoy, brothers-in-law Doug Jacklin and Don Mountjoy and sisters-in-law Barbara, Evelyn and Marion Harding and Maurie Shorten. She is survived by her brother Fred Harding and sister-in-law Georgina Harding. The family wishes to express its profound gratitude and appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Hillsdale Estates Primrose Path, the care and compassion provided to Mom, especially as her health declined and the friendliness shown to our family over the last four years has been excellent. Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Centennial Albert United Church Oshawa or a charity of your choice.
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Jan 10, 2021Kelly Harding and Georgina Harding
I have such great memories of Aunt Marg, she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as we grieve. As we all grieve.
Jan 11, 2021Marilyn & Don Whitbread
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Your mother will be remembered as a kind warm hearted lady.
Jan 11, 2021Cathy Mountjoy
Thinking about all of you at this difficult time. We had so many great times together. I hope your happy memories will soon replace your sorrows.
Jan 11, 2021McLean Family
Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time Aunt Marg will be dearly missed by the entire family circle she was an amazing woman. May McLean is feeling the loss of a loving cousin and friend. She sends her deepest condolences to the family.
Jan 11, 2021Hillsdale Estates Family Council
Our sincere condolences on your loss!
Jan 11, 2021Janet Harding and family
The matriarch of the Harding family has crossed the threshold. May she be warmly welcomed by many of her siblings and ancestors. Heaven has received a very special angel. Aunt Marg, your kindness and warmth will never be forgotten. I hope you are dancing and laughing with the entire welcoming committee. Until we meet again, I say goodbye and Godspeed.
Jan 11, 2021Bill and Janice Barton
Our thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time
Jan 12, 2021Christine Chiusolo
My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.
Jan 12, 2021Everlena Ragguett
My Heartfelt condolences goes to to Mrs Margaret entire family and friends.She was a special lady to me.As she reminded me so much of my Aunt she looked exactly like her with even the same name.Your Mom will often get a trill when I called her Aunt Marg. There was always a giggle or a smile or even sometime a few words.We have brighten each other world.Thank you for sharing that Beautiful lady with me.We all have another guardian angel looking over us.Her memories will live on in our hearts.She will be missed. Rest In Peace.Aunt Marg. Ever.
Jan 12, 2021Bev & Ross Millar
We have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad over the years. May God be your support at this difficult time.
Jan 12, 2021Patrick Drumm
Bob - My deepest condolences to you and your family with the loss of your mom.
Jan 13, 2021Pat Wells and Family
Bob, Bev and family Lenny and I were so saddened to hear that Aunt Marg had passed away. Like everyone else we have such fond memories of your mom. She was so special. Anyone who knew her loved and respected her. I know this will be a very difficult time for you. Please take comfort in the fact that you were both wonderful children and she was so proud of her family. The world is a sadder place without Aunt Marg and Uncle Eric. Our thoughts are with you.
Jan 13, 2021marjorie mccabe
To Bob and Bev and families: Sending my condolences on the passing of your Mother. Fond memories of her and your Father throughout our time at Albert Street United. Your Mother and my Mother Vera Ellis were good friends as they were in the same "unit" of the UCW.
Jan 15, 2021Sherry Lion
My condolences on your loss. It is never easy. But you gave her the best gift...your love and your time. Remember the good memories to always warm your heart.
Jan 15, 2021George and Judy Marlow
Hi Bob: We are very sorry to hear about your mom ‘s death. From her obituary it sounds like she was a great woman. I know that you have spent a lot of time with her in the past few years and I am sure you will miss her very much. Please accept our condolences. Hopefully this virus will be soon be controlled and we can get together.
Jan 15, 2021Michelle
My deepest condolences to your wonderful family. Primrose Path will not be the same without you. I miss your smile and your beautiful soul. The giggles we shared, will stay with me for always. Rest easy, Marg. Love Michelle xo