Margaret Brackell

Obituary of Margaret Rose Brackell

BRACKELL, Margaret (nee VanBelle)
passed away peacefully with her loving husband Howard and sister-in-law Vicky by her side on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 78 years.  Margaret was married to Howard for almost 57 years. She also leaves behind her brother Archie and wife Vicky VanBelle and in-laws Elizabeth VanBelle, Doug Brackell and Bradley (Dorothy) Brackell. She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Mary VanBelle, her brother Aimy VanBelle and sister-in-law Linda McKenzie. She will also be remembered and missed by her many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. After more than 32 years of service, Margaret retired from teaching in 1991. In retirement, she enjoyed birding, swimming and gardening  She looked forward to any time with her friends from swimming and the breakfasts with her retired teaching friends that she met throughout her career. For 36 years, she loved her summers spent with Howard and family at their cottage on Lake Nippissing where she caught many fish and walked many trails. She was also a faithful member of Trinity Anglican Church in Cottam. In following Margaret's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Margaret's life will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Trinity Anglican Church, 235 County Road 34 West, Cottam at 11:00 am. Officiated by Rev. Chris Brouillard-Coyle and Pastor Dusan Tillinger. Memorial donations made to Trinity Anglican Church, Erie Shores Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories or make a donation online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca