It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Margaret Van Allen on October 21, 2023, at the age of 72, surrounded by her three beloved daughters and her dear sister.
Margaret was the daughter of the late Edmund and Irene Sevigny of Sudbury, ON. Loving mother of Elizabeth McKinnon (Daniel), Catherine McKinnon, and Melanie Van Allen Thorne. Cherished grandma of Brianna Damalas (Paul), Ryan Annecca, Ranehl Van Allen Thorne, Meela Van Allen Thorne, Kali Van Allen Thorne. She treasured her role as a grandmother and brought joy to their lives with her warmth and affection, and the moments that they shared will be cherished forever. She is survived by three siblings and had a unique and loving bond with her sister, Mary Therrien. Margaret will also be missed by Maven, the family dog who remained faithfully by her side, offering comfort and companionship.
With an incredible dedication to her profession, Margaret served as a nurse for an impressive 47 years, providing comfort and healing to countless individuals during their times of need. Margaret's green thumb was a testament to her love of gardening, and her gardens bloomed with beauty. She also had a deep passion for crime shows of all kinds, and her enthusiasm for them was infectious. Her joy extended to the simple pleasures of life, such as window shopping, where she found delight.
A Celebration of Life to remember Margaret will be held at a later date. Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.peacefultransition.ca
In her memory, donations can be made to the Margaret Bahen Hospice in Newmarket, ON or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Peaceful Transition Simcoe