Spracklin, Margaret Scylla (née Francis) passed away on Tuesday August 14, 2018 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus at the age of 96. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 60 years, Roy Winston Spracklin in 2002.
Beloved Mother to Robert (Bob) and wife Jacqueline, Elizabeth and husband Jeffrey and to darling Grand-dog Robin. Treasured Grandma to Ryan, wife Heather and delightful great-grandchildren Rowan and Willow; and Erica and husband Wojtek. Margaret was the last of her generation and took delight in the lives of her nieces, nephews and their children.
Most recently she was part of the Grand Wood Park Community, enjoying her friends and the many activities that filled her days right up to the end. Quick witted, and fun-loving, she was game for anything: watercolours, pottery and card-making kept her creativity and lively imagination engaged. She came to London in 2004 and made RiverBend Golf Community her home, near Elizabeth and Jeffrey where she gardened, played Bocce and did Chair Yoga.
Margaret was a calm soul who lived every day as it came. A happy Mother she also contributed to the community in many ways. Margaret and Roy lived in Paisley, Ontario for 35 years. She was a “Life” Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary Branch 295 and active in the Walkerton Hospital Auxiliary. They were members of Knox United Church where Margaret was an Elder and leader in the UCW (United Church Women). For many years she led the Ability Fund drive (formerly March of Dimes). She excelled at lawn bowling, which brought her many hours of fun.
Born in Toronto May 16, 1922, she enjoyed being the baby sister to adored brother Bill, and imp to older sister Mildred. Friends till they passed, she also enjoyed having her parents a long time as they lived to 100 and 101.
Granddaughter Erica sent her a Birthday card recently that sums it all up:
“Grandma, when I look at you, I see more than a woman who’s loved me and taught me some of life’s most important lessons. I see a woman who represents what our family is, where we come from, and how strong we are. The older I get, the more I realize just how much you’ve given me through my whole life. You’re a very special woman. And I’m proud that you’re my Grandma.”
The family will be having a private celebration late August. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, who strive “to conserve nature in all its diversity, and safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life”. Inside the “Donate” process you can direct your donation to whichever province you wish.