MARGARET LOUISA WALKER
December 1929 – December 25, 2021
Margaret Louisa Walker (Smith) passed away in peace and comfort at the age of 92 on Saturday, December 25, 2021 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She joined her beloved late husband, Douglas Walker, for Christmas Day. Cherished mother of Brenda Arrowsmith (Donald) and Bruce Walker (Lorraine). Proud grandmother of Jamie Arrowsmith (Katie Schell) and Dana Arrowsmith, and great-grandmother of her precious Elizabeth and Douglas Arrowsmith. Predeceased by much loved siblings and their spouses, Grenville Smith, Mervyn Smith and Muriel Talcott (Smith). Survived by brothers Harold Smith and Lawrence Smith (Sandy) and sister-in-law Deanna Walker (late David Walker). Predeceased by parents Chester and Florence Smith. A special aunt to several nieces and nephews and two generations of great-nieces and nephews. Margaret was born on the family farm near Manitowaning on Manitoulin Island in December 1929. She met her life-long sweetheart, Douglas, while working in Little Current. Married in 1950, they reached their 70th wedding anniversary in 2020. The young couple moved to the Sault in 1951, although ‘The Island’ remained dear to her heart. Marg and Doug enjoyed a happy life, made rich by fast friendships, community service involvements, extensive travel, skiing, ballroom and square dancing, and their much-loved congregation at The Community of Christ Church. Margaret also enjoyed her years of association with the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was blessed with many talents. Everything she did was representative of her best efforts and high standards. She loved to cook for people, often providing meals for neighbours in times of need. Above all, family came first. The family would like to thank the staff at Maple View Extendicare for their care and compassion over the last four years. Memorial contributions to the The Community of Christ or a charity of your choice are much appreciated. Family and friends were invited to visit at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington Street East 705-759-2522, COVID restrictions were followed, masks were required) on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Cremation followed the visitation. A Graveside Service to be held at Hilly Grove Cemetery, Manitoulin Island will be announced in the spring of 2022. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at ArthurFuneralHome.com for the Walker family.
MARGARET LOUISA WALKER