In Celebration of

Margaret Barbara Jardine

September 4, 1939 -  April 20, 2020

Retired Primary Educator, passed away at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto on April 20th, 2020. She is survived by husband George, of 60 years, daughters Chris Sanders (Moe) and Louise Jardine (Kamal), granddaughter Jennifer Harris-Lowe (Sothea), and great grandson Vichea.
A Celebration of Life will be announced by the family after current restrictions are lifted. Online condolences may be made through


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R. J. (Bob) LeClerc (old old friend)

Entered April 22, 2020 from Poplar Hill, Ontario

A very gifted woman.

Denise A. Broderick (Friend)

Entered April 24, 2020 from Greenville, SC

We were sad to hear about your loss.

With love,

Denise, Scott, Emily and Morgan

Judith Davy (Former colleague)

Entered April 25, 2020 from Mississauga, ON

I am very saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing. I worked with her at Ossington Old Orchard Public School for a number of years. Margaret was also the kindergarten teacher of my two children. I would often give her a ride home from school and we became better acquainted as a result. She was a most kind and caring lady. I offer my sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. RIP Margaret. ❤️

Sandy Yu (Former student)

Entered April 25, 2020 from Toronto

My sincerest condolences to the family. Mrs. Jardine was my kindergarten teacher in 1995, 1996. She was an amazing teacher who touched a lot of souls and left fond memories of my childhood. Rest in Peace ❤️

Denice Litzan (Friend/Colleague)

Entered April 25, 2020 from London

Sending you a big virtual HUG.

Life Stories 

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Louise Jardine (Daughter)

Entered April 25, 2020

This was posted in Mom's Kindergarten Classroom:
Goals in my Kindergarten
To maintain a stimulating, learning environment for the children in which, according to their individual readiness and aptitudes, they may develop: social skills, positive self-image, intellectual curiosity, muscular co-ordination, good work habits, joy in creative self-expression, English language skills, numerical concepts, zest for healthful living, appreciation of nature, respect for others, respect for materials and for surroundings.

George Jardine (Husband)

Entered April 25, 2020

I will always remember Mrs. Jardine because she was really nice and made my first years in school happy. I'll never forget the time when we went to Puck's Farm and we milked the cows. That was really fun.
I liked how we got to play almost all the day and there were many building materials. She also made us learn things. I learned to read and write and add and do lots of other important things.
And when I got into grade one I was writing stories twenty pages long and doing math above my grade level. I was also spelling at grade 3 level.
Well, all in all, I think kindergarten was my happiest time in school.

Kamal (Son in Law)

Entered April 26, 2020

I remember fondly for many years Jennifer, Louise and I would go to Marg and George's house for dinner on Thursday nights. I was always looking forward to Marg's famous pot roast and my favourite salad made of cauliflower, tomato and onion. I would make sure on Thursdays to leave work early as not to miss out on anything. Marg was a wonderful mother-in-law and always looked after us all with joy and love. Marg was a loving and kind person.

Louise Jardine (Daughter)

Entered April 27, 2020

Mom always sent wrapped prizes when my sister Chris, cousins David and Laura, Aunt Jean, Nana, Aunt Funny and I would spend a couple of weeks up north at a rented cottage together. We would eagerly await night time after a day spent on the water, anticipating what the prizes might be. After playing Bingo or Euchre, we would reach our hands into the bag (we were not allowed to look!), and by feel we would know if it was the most sought after chocolate bar or comic book. Mom made sure everyone had fun. Those prizes were legendary!

Louise Jardine (Daughter)

Entered April 27, 2020

Did you know Mom was mischievous? She had a teaspoon with a fake fly glued to it that she would like to bring out occasionally to unexpected guests. The picture to the left shows her bringing out a dessert to be served with that dreaded spoon. You can see the glint in her eye! She loved April Fool's Day and always had the best one liners.


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