McKellar, Margaret Marie

January 23, 1964 ~ May 06, 2020

McKELLAR, Margaret Marie – Suddenly at London Health Sciences – University Campus on Wednesday, May 06, 2020, Margaret Marie (Rankin) McKellar in her 56th year. Beloved wife of Donald C. McKellar of Brigden for 36 years. Loving mother of Amanda (Kevin) MacGregor and Timothy McKellar. Special grandmother to Alayna and Kloe. Cherished daughter to Robert and Marie (Manning) Rankin. Dear sister of Paul (Sue), Grant (Sharon), Jeanette Rankin. Predeceased by twin brother Melvin Rankin, sister-in-law Jean Vandaele and brother-in-law George Litchfield. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Walter Vandaele, Francis (Jack) Prouse, Anna Litchfield and Donna (Richard) Douglas. She will be remembered as “aunt giggles” to many and more than a cleaning lady to her clients. Always a friend and helping hand to those in need. She enjoyed bowling, singing and listening to music, and spending much of her summer camping. Margaret will be missed by many of her Orchard View Park family and friends.

Funeral Details
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  1. Dear Don, Amanda & Tim,
    I just heard about Margaret’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.
    May God comfort you,
    Alex

  2. Don, Amanda and Tim ,
    So sorry to hear of your wife’s and mom’s sudden passing. This is a terrible shock to you all.
    My deepest sympathy during this time time of sorrow.
    May the memories of your loved one bring you peace, strength and comfort in the days ahead.
    Sincerely, Marilyn Shaw

  3. Bob, Marie, Don and family.
    So sorry to hear of Margaret passing. We would like to express our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
    May God be with you.
    All our love, Al and Julie

  4. Don and family
    our deepest condolences to Don and family please know we are thinking of you at this sad time

  5. Dear Don and family
    Had the opportunity to have a conversation with Margaret before her passing. Brought back memories of high school when I was fortunate enough to have known Don. God has a special place for a person with a smile like Margaret. Through her May God bless your family through all she taught and shown. Even God needs her gifts to grow his own place in heaven.

  6. To Margaret’s husband Don, children Amanda & Tim, granddaughters, uncle Bob, aunt Marie and all the family my heart felt sympathies, love & prayers for you all during this difficult time. My thoughts of Margaret are fond, as our cousins are our first friends. Encouragement from God’s holy Word: eternity is in our hearts Ecc 3:11. the one who beleives in me (Jesus) will live, John 11:25. and we will be with the Lord forever 1 Thes 4:17b.
    May you experience comfort in your time of loss.
    Love, Brenda

  7. Sincere sympathy to Donald & family for the loss of your wife, mother & grandmother, much too young. Rest in peace, Margaret. Marie Sheppard

  8. Bob, Marie and Family. So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing,
    Margaret was such a good person and a very hard worker.
    Bob & Bonnie Lumley

  9. Our deepest condolences to Don and his children Tim & Amanda and their families, Margaret was a good neighbor and friend to those that knew her, the summer campfires and time visiting will always be in our memories, rest in peace from Kathy Vye, Norm & Jill Walker neighbor and friends.

  10. Our sincere condolences to the family. Life can sometimes take an unexpected turn. Margaret was too young to leave her family and friends. Al & Irene

  11. Very sorry to hear about my cousin and growing up friend and nieghbor Margaret. I had not heard or talked to her for almost 15 years until she reached out to me two or three weeks ago on facebook. I am so thankful that she did as she sent many reassuring links and messages that she knew Jesus as savior. She also encouraged me and my family asking about our girls in those messages. In this difficult time for our family we pray that God’s love comfort and hope would guide us. We take solace in knowing that today Margaret is in heaven, where I am sure God has a very unique job for her. May God be with you Aunt Marie, & Uncle Bob, Don, Grant, Paul, Jeanette and all of Margarets children and family. You are in our thougts and prayers.

  12. We offer our sincere condolences Donald
    to you and your entire family
    our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Oliver and Janet Smith

  13. My deepest sympathies for the loss of sweet Margaret.

    I am going to miss her teasing and laughter. I hope she saves a place for me at the firepit, and she says hi to Joe. From her “drunkin neighbor” Kathy

  14. My condolences to the entire family of Margaret (Maggie) McKellar for the loss of your precious loved one through this shocking and untimely death. Below I have written a story about Maggie that I hope warms your heart.

    Maggie is In The Garden of My Heart by Cherie Barnett

    Maggie was the little sister that I chose for myself.

    She was the most patient, loyal, understanding, and cheerful friend.
     
    She was a talented proofreader, that identified thirty mistakes in a document that I asked her to review after I had gone over it with, what I thought was a fine tooth comb.That showed her amazing skill and eye for detail.

    She was also a daughter, an aunt, a mother, a grandmother, and wife to her loving husband,Don. Of course you know all that. But there are some things that you do not know.

    She shared her sunshine with me in her lovely smile and she brought out the joy and often the sillies in me, in addition, she was a role model for me.
     
    She encouraged me in the area of personal nutrition because of the way she worked so hard to live with PKU and she made me realize that it is so important to learn about the right nutrition for myself.

    I miss her terribly already. My only consolation is the wonderful memories that we made together,especially on our last visit, which was on my porch in rattan chairs twelve feet apart.
    We each had an apple and  we laughed when I said that I didn’t know how I had yellow tulips in my garden because I never planted them. I continued by saying; I think that tulip seeds aren’t small enough for the birds to carry and she had to remind that tulips have bulbs not seeds. We laughed so hard together.
    I am also thankful for the treasured new friends that I have made because of her.

    There will always be a rattan rocker waiting for Maggie in the garden of my heart.

  15. Oh Don our sincere sympathies to you and Amanda and Tim.
    With love,Doug and Margaret Thomon

  16. Sorry to hear of your loss Don your wife was a amazing woman she will be sadly missed by so many 😢

  17. So very sorry to hear of Margaret’s sudden death. Such a deep shock, and a great loss to all who loved her. Praying for God’s strength and comfort.

  18. I am so sorry for your loss. Margaret was my friend and my cousin and I will miss her. We reconnected when I moved back to the area in 2013. She was so kind to me as I grieved the loss of my husband Greg. Margaret was a kind, loving, and generous person. She asked little of others. She will be missed by all those who loved her.

  19. so sorry to hear of this news, Heven gained another angel — rest in peace Margaret, our condolences to All

  20. My deepest sympathies. She will be miss by many. Reconnected with her recently and it is hard to believe she gone.

  21. Our deepest sympathy Don and family. May God give you strength at this time and always bring up the good memories, it will warm your heart.

  22. Dear Marie and Bob, We are so very sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing, sending our very sincere sympathy to you and your family, Bonnie and Wayne Francis

  23. So sorry for your loss. Just connected with Marg recently. She was always smiling. Thinking of all in thoughts and prayers. Barb

  24. Sorry to hear about Margaret she will be missed by all. I remember going over there with aunt Donna and the girls to play

  25. My heart is saddened with the loss of Margaret. Her bright smile, laughter and sincere willingness to help anyone in need will be forever remembered. We had many great conversations at the church during turkey pie making or after service on Sunday. Holding her family and special friends in my heart and prayers as they continue to hold Margaret, Maggie, Marg in theirs. She will be missed. Rev. Deanna Gibson (Brigden UC)

  26. Dear Don , and family! We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, your mother, your daughter and sister/sister-in-law . It is so very hard to lose such a key person in your life. May God bring you and your family much comfort, peace and love, Margaret always had a smile for everyone and had such a sense of humour! She will be missed. Leslie & Frank Vye,

  27. Dear Bob, Marie, and family
    We are so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the Lord give you all his strength.
    Love, Harriet & Mike Nagle

  28. Don, Bob, Marie & family, We are so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. It has been many years since we have been together, but we well remember her and Don’s wedding and the growing up years prior to that. May God’s love comfort you at this time. Our prayers are with you.

  29. My sincerest condolence to Marg’s family. “HUGS” Don, Amanda and Tim. Marg will be missed to many. I think often of our bowling days at Airey Lanes…we had so much fun together. My thoughts and love are with you all during this difficult time. Brenda and Rick Dennis

  30. Dear Don and Family, our sincere Sympathy! So sorry to hear Margaret has passed away. May the great memories you have shared help you through this difficult times ahead.
    Jeff and Lynn Huey

  31. Deepest sympathies in the loss of Marg, a very special lady I had the honour of knowing. May God hold each of close during this difficult time. You are all in my prayers (((HUGS)))