In Memory of

Marg Gardhouse


Monday November 5th, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm


Tuesday November 6th, 2018 at 11:00 am at Rod Abrams Funeral Home

Margaret Irene Gardhouse
Peacefully at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston, on Thursday November 1st, 2018. Marg (Caldwell), in her 89th year, beloved wife of the late Roy Gardhouse. Loving mother of Lois (Rev. George) Saunders, Kathy (Don) Mitchell, Barry (Nancy), David (Jane) and Janice (Ian) Galton. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Kent Saunders, Kimberley Saunders-Farrugia, Jeremy Mitchell, Sarah Bursey, Krista Park, Andrew Gardhouse, Elisabeth Gardhouse, Patrick Quail, Daniel Quail, Joseph Quail, Alyssa Brown and her great-grandchildren Maddie Saunders, Tom and Steve Shine and Meagan Kaigle, Scarlett and Paige Farrugia, Jacob, Joshua and Jordan Bursey, Abbigail and James Mitchell, and Logan Brown. Dear sister of Doris (late Lorne) McDowell and sister-in-law of Albert and Jean Gardhouse, Carmen (deceased) and Elva Gardhouse, and Violet and Alvin Canning (both deceased).

Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Monday November 5th, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel, Tuesday November 6th, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. Donations in Marg’s memory to Matthews House Hospice or Community and Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS)  would be appreciated by the family.

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Memorial Tribute

“Marg Gardhouse”
  1. Ailene Mabee wrote:

    So very saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a wonderful person and a wonderful friend. We had many good times together. We will miss her
    Ailene Mabee and Family

  2. Patricia Matshall wrote:

    I am honoured to of met Margaret, she was truly and amazing women. We shared many laughs, a tear or two but most of all a terrific friendship and one I will never forget ❤️
    You will be sadly missed Margaret but never forgotten.
    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

  3. Brian and Karen Westlake and family wrote:

    So sorry to hear the news from the first moment I met her she welcomed me to Rich Hill church and the community always had a kind word and still remember learning how to smock from her she was a very special lady and will be missed by many

  4. Herb & Lynda Hastings wrote:

    Marg has been a friend for many, many years. She was an amazing talented lady who was always there to help with dinners and what ever activities were going on at Rich Hill church. She taught craft classes there sharing her talents with us all. How many pies did she bake for the church dinners & bake sales? Countless. We will remember her beautiful smile & that twinkle in her eye & her uplifting spirit with love & respect. A beautiful soul. She will be forever in our hearts. Loving hugs to all her family.

  5. Carmelle and Tony Rose wrote:

    Doris, so sorry for the loss of your sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Lois Archibald wrote:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom .
    Many a good laugh and chat we shared when she was selling Avon
    She will be missed

  7. Anne Reid wrote:

    Dear Kathy, I recognize you in your mother’s smile. What a devoted daughter you have been. I rejoice with you in her passing to Glory but also cry with you at the personal loss of such a dear mother. Blessing you and your family at this time. May you draw close to one another and to the Lord as you experience this time of transition.

  8. Pat & Harvey Paton wrote:

    our prayers to all the family our fondest memories was at your Mom and Dads 50th Anniversary and their reaction when we showed up uninvited. we told them they couldn’t keep a secret like that from us. really Aunt Jean had told us. we had such a good time and lots of laughs. memories are the best. Marg will be missed by many.

  9. Marius & Charlene Goguen wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to you Janice (Ian) and to the whole family. We had the great pleasure to meet you mom once or twice and she was such a warm welcoming person. And although we didn’t know her well we are confident that her greatest joy and accomplishments are her family and we hope you all find comfort in knowing her legacy lives on in you all <3

  10. Mary Bachlow wrote:

    Dear Lois, Kathy, Barry. Dave, and Janice,

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your dear mother. She is someone I have known my entire life. I remember her seeing all you kids off to school, waving and smiling as you got on the bus, while holding a pail in her hand. She was a true farmer’s wife and pitched in all duties regarding farm life. She always had a smile when our paths crossed. She will always be a legend in my mind and an exemplary person. Hugs to all of you. Mary Kapusz Bachlow

  11. Bob and Susan Dubasz wrote:

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.
    Respectfully, Bob and Susan

  12. Cheryl and Steve Collings wrote:

    So sorry for your loss.

  13. Cindy Elmer-Anderson wrote:

    Dear Janice,
    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. Marg was a wonderful lady. You are in our prayers. Sending love and healing hugs to you and your family.
    Sylvia Elmer & family
    Cindy Elmer & family

  14. Peggy (Middleton) Enever wrote:

    Kathy I am saddened to read of the passing of your Mother.
    She had an amazing smile that seem to light up a room.
    My condolences to you and all the family at this sad time.

    Peggy and family

  15. Marj and Paul Daniels wrote:

    We are so sorry for your loss, your Mom was a very special lady, may you feel God’s loving arms surrounding you and giving you peace now and in the day to come, our prayers will be with you all.

  16. Jean wrote:

    Jean gardhouse’s one of many fondest memories of Marg , trips to the family farm resulted in Jean cooking the Sunday meal and Marg in sewing dresses for school !
    They were an amazing duo with respect and lots of fun along the way !
    She will be missed but never forgotten!

  17. Faye Elmer wrote:

    Deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mother. May fond memories comfort your hearts.

  18. Colin Cousins wrote:

    I’m sad to hear of Marg’s passing and you all have my deepest sympathy. I have many fond memories of Marg and Roy, visiting Lois and George and at their home, where I was welcomed as one of the family, albeit just a little different kind of crazy member of the family…
    May your memories of this wonderful woman sustain you through the hard times.
    God bless.

  19. Tony Douglas wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Roy & Marg were the best neighbours and I have many fond memories of their visits.

  20. Cam Lindsey wrote:

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s loss. May pleasant memories help you through this difficult time.

  21. Rhonda Frankland wrote:

    My deepest condolences Doris , Kent and Laurie Mcdowell and family. Very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Thinking of you and love to you all. Xo

  22. Audrey Micoli wrote:

    I will miss story time.. unbelievable in peace..thinking of all of you

  23. Lorna Simpson wrote:

    Gardhouse Family Sad to hear of your Mother’s passing have known her for many years when she shopped At Dove’s Meat Market in Schomberg. My sincere condolence to all.

  24. Elaine Drury wrote:

    sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Keith & Elaine

  25. Sandy & John Weber wrote:

    Our deepest condolences. I will always remember the good times I had at the farm house, many weekends spent there .
    Sorry to hear about your mom.

    Sandy & John Weber

  26. Sheila & Bruce Facini wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. She was an amazing and kind hearted woman. We will miss our wonderful neighbor.

  27. Blake & Lydia Little wrote:

    We are very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. I spent a lot of time in the Gardhouse home in my late teens and she always treated me as one of the family.

  28. Pete & Joanne Duggan and family wrote:

    So sorry to hear of you loss. She was such an amazing lady. Will always remember her smile.

  29. John and Tina Vink wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to the gardhouse family on the passing of your mother.
    We enjoyed her visit when she collected for cancer and we caught up on all the news.
    Cherish all the memories.
    John an Tina Vink.

  30. Lynn Jackson wrote:

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a lovely lady, always had a great smile and time for a little chat.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  31. Donna Argent Williams wrote:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Marg. I have such great memories at the farm. She was such a hard worker, and made me feel welcome. To all the family-my sincere condolences. Sorry for your loss. Donna

  32. Sharon Hutchins wrote:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

  33. Howard Feaver wrote:

    Very sorry to hear about Marg passing she will be missed by many.

  34. John &Leny Jansma wrote:

    Sorry to hear of the passing
    Of your mom.

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