It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Jean Munt. 90 years of age, she passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence. Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Ian Munt and treasured older sister of Mel Rundle (Sue) Loving mother of Cynthia (Antin) Bradley (Stephanie) and Pamela (Greg). Dear grandmother to Katie ( Mike ), Duncan, Terry, Genevieve, Lucy, Theo, Benjamin, and Oliver. Caring sister-in-law to Clyde Munt ( Audrey) John Munt ( Cheryl )and Denise Branch ( Tom) Loving aunt to Bob, Barb and Mike Rundle ( Sandra).
Margaret , also known as Peggy, was born in Woodstock, Ontario. As a young woman she enthusiastically participated in the New Saint Paul’s Choir and, smartly dressed, worked at Wood Mosaic. An avid traveler from her early days, Margaret ventured to England and Mexico with groups of girlfriends at a time when young women did not often do this alone.
She began her family in Woodstock but soon moved to Kitchener. She remembered with great affection her days in Kitchener when her children were young and her relatives were close. Visitors for holidays and her Sunday evening dinners will remember her kindness, generosity, and amazing baked goods.
Margaret, Ian and their family started a new chapter of their lives in Sudbury where Margaret once again became a career woman and also connected with a group of wonderful supportive neighbors who became family. She and Ian traveled widely with numerous cruises and trans- Atlantic holidays. Both she and Ian actively participated in the Sudbury Horticultural Society and left Sudbury a more beautiful place as a result of their efforts.
It is Sudbury that her grandchildren remember as the place of chocolate cakes, wonderful cookies and adventures around town. Her love for animals was a constant throughout.
Following her husband’s death, Margaret moved to Toronto. Once again she demonstrated her courage and independence as she adjusted to the city life. Still very active into her 80’s, Margaret joined in biweekly aqua fit classes and was often found on brisk walks in High Park. She continued her life of travel with annual winter visits to Barbados’s to stay with her brother and in the last 6 years of her life fulfilled her dream to see both Russia and Vienna. It was a true blessing to have her close to many of her relatives for this chapter of her life. Margaret later moved into the Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence where she passed away, with her family by her side.
Always an independent, self-contained and disciplined soul, Margaret will inspire those who knew her to go forth in the world through difficult times with bravery, well styled hair, and good old-fashioned British matter-of-factness. She will be greatly missed!
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff at the Grenadier who cared so loving for Margaret through her time there.
A family celebration will take place at a later date.