Margaret Brown Robertson, 1940–2022

It is with great sadness that we announce
the passing of Margaret Robertson (née Brown)
on August 26, 2022, at the age of 82.

She was the daughter of John A. Brown, a World War I veteran, and Ethel Napper. She leaves to mourn her adoring husband of 57 years, Elton Robertson, her son Dean, her daughter Beth (Frédéric) and her two loving grandchildren, Nicolas and Zoë. She also leaves to mourn her sisters; Florence, twin sister Marjorie, Sylvia and Heather and her brother Brian, as well as the members of the McNaughton family. She is predeceased by siblings Alice, Ruby, Edwin, Dorothy, Howard, Hazel, Albert, Eileen, Irma, Kenneth and Eleanor.

Margaret was a pillarof the community
and the “Queen of Kindness”.

She helped with fundraising for the Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital, she was a member of the Riverfield Women’s Institute, volunteered in a senior’s residence and with the Hemmingford Terry Fox run.  The Riverfield Presbyterian Church, the Howick craft fair and the Riverfield curling club were close to her heart.

She was an amazing baker and was notorious for her beautiful smocked dresses.

Nothing made Margaret happier than helping those in need and spending quality time with her grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Barrie Memorial Hospital for their professionalism and compassion.

Visitation will take place at the McGerrigle Funeral home in Ormstown, Québec on September 23rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral will take place at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church in Howick, Québec at 2:00 p.m. on September 24th.

To accommodate those who were closest to Margaret and those living further away, the funeral will be broadcast via Zoom using the following link:

Meeting ID: 82919924752   Passcode: 595566

In lieu of flowers, in Margaret’s honour,
kindly donate to the Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital
or the Betty Riel Foundation, 46 Wellington St., Huntingdon QC, J0S 1H0



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    Margaret and I were teenage buddies when she lived in Hemmingford. We went with our friends and our dates to hay rides, sleigh rides, and danced to the music of the Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, and the early Rock ‘n Roll legends at both the Anglican and United Church « record hops. » When we eventually ventured out into the « real world » we shared an apartment in a new building on Sherbrooke Street West near Cavendish. She was the practical one so it was right across the street from Steinberg’s and on the bus route to downtown where we both worked. Margaret laughed easily and was a very good friend to many people. Perhaps her position as one of 17 children contributed to her kind and self-less nature as well as her ability to create an island of serenity around herself. Margaret was always available to help someone and she was a very diligent hard worker all her life. In her spare moments and for practical reasons, she made beautiful smocked dresses for little girls. I bought one years ago in anticipation of having a gift for someone special. In the end, it was too beautiful and intricate to give away so it will be a tangible testament to Margaret’s well-lived life. Please accept my sincerest sympathy.


    Our sympathies to the family. I remember going to the farm to Visit Uncle Stewart and Aunt Shirley and was very glad to see the farm house brought back to life again in later years.


    I am so sorry for you huge loss Elton and families, and all the Brown families as well. Hold on tight to the memories , they are what will help get through these tough challenging times.
    Gayle Craig


    My deepest sympathies to all the family. Cherish the memories and Margaret was a wonderful lady..


    My deepest of sympathies to all the family. She will be remembered for all her hard work and wonderful sewing. Sending my prayers and thoughts. Cheryl and Germain Richer.


    Our Sincere Sympathies Elton, Dean, Beth, Frederic and all the family ..
    She was such a wonderful person, very crafty and so easy to talk too, a real gem ..
    She’ll be missed Treasure all those precious memories


    My heartfelt condolences to Elton and family,
    as well as Florence, Marjory, Sylvia, Heather and Brian.

    May the twinkle of the stars above , be a happy memory that fills you heart with peace and joy.


    Our deepest condolences to all the family she was a Realy loving person whom I had the honor to have met and spend time doing crafts with .


    Elton, Dean & Beth,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I send my most sincere condolences to you all. Sending my love.


    Our most sincere sympathy to all of Margaret’s family. She was a wonderful lady and will sadly be missed by many.


    My deepest Sympathies. She was so talented. Her smocked dresses will become heirlooms, for many a family. My heart goes out to you and wish you peace in the upcoming days.


    Our deepest sympathy to you Beth, and the entire family.
    It was a great pleasure to have known your Mom.
    Margaret touched so many lives and proved that angels really do exist, even on earth!

    We will be with you via Zoom.
    Ann & Kevin


    All our condolences to you and your family Beth! Your mother was a great woman who brought up an outstanding daughter.