In Celebration of

Margaret Maclean Elmarson

January 29, 1939 -  October 8, 2023

At the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Born January 29, 1939, in Cardross, Scotland, Margaret is survived by her dear daughter Elena and her husband Stephen Gourlay, her cherished grandsons Alexander & Malcolm as well as many nieces and nephews around the globe.

Margaret lived a good life, making a profound impact on the lives of those who knew her, and will be greatly missed by both family and friends.

Predeceased by her loving husband Allan Eldor (2007) their only son Michael (1990) her brothers James Maxwell and Adam Allan, sisters Elizabeth McLean and Jean Allan, and parents Adam and Matilda McCulloch.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 16th, 2023 at Christ First United Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga (Clarkson Rd. and Truscott) at 12:00 p.m. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Interment to follow at Springcreek Cemetery.

Livestream and recording of the service will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Christ First would be appreciated. Donations may be directed either to the General Church Fund or to The Compass Food Bank.
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Bruce Young (Nephew)

Entered October 12, 2023 from Glasgow, Ecosse

Will miss your chats and inciteful comments Aunt Margaret .....

Glad to have known you.

Love and kisses from Niaill & Bruce to the entire family.

David and Joan Wright (Friends)

Entered October 12, 2023 from Etobicoke

Elena, we are so sorry to hear of your Mother's death.. She will certainly be missed.
We have many fond memories of both your Parents and cherish them all.
Margaret and I spent many long "lunches" together and remember her as a warm, loving friend and a devoted Grandmother.
Condolences, David and Joan

Doreen Frankenburg Ceasrine (Cousin)

Entered October 12, 2023 from New Jersey

Margaret is my mum’s cousin. As children in Scotland they were close but when she moved to Canada and mum moved to the US they didn’t see each other as often. I got reacquainted with Margaret through Facebook. She was a very lovely lady and i will miss her.
Wishing our deepest condolences.
From the Purdie Clan

Rev. W. Robert Johnstone (Friend and Former Minister)

Entered October 12, 2023 from Mississauga

I am one of those persons on whom Margaret had “a profound impact”. I always appreciated our brief visits in the pews prior to a worship service at Christ Church. As well, I was privileged to sit with Margaret in the dark days which followed her loss, both at the time of her son’s unexpected death, as well as her husband’s death. God speed, Margaret!

Matthew McCulloch (Nephew)

Entered October 12, 2023 from Barossa, Australia

We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Margaret's passing. Despite our distance, she always kept in touch and was across the family's news.
Our hearts go out to you and your family, Elena, and we wish you nothing but comfort and peace at this trying time.
With all our love,
Matthew, Gina, Fin and Meg


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