MOON, Margaret Ruth (nee Cream) – Died peacefully at the Elliott Community Centre in Guelph on April 29, 2021 at the age of 93.
She was predeceased by her daughter Alison (who died in infancy), husband Alexander (Alec) Moon, and brother Robert (Bob) Cream. She is survived by her three other children and their partners Jim Moon (Tracey Trimble), Richard Moon (Audrey Macklin) and Catherine Moon (Ian Cornett) and her nine grandchildren Emily Moon, Ryland Moon, Sibyl Macfarlane, Ellie Moon, Hope Moon, Adina Macklin, Jack Cornett, Marnie Cornett, and Harris Cornett.
Marg was born and raised in Quebec City. She attended Queen’s University, beginning her studies in 1944 at the age of 16. She was a member of the varsity tennis and basketball teams, as well as the musical society. At Queen’s she met her husband Alec, who was among the many servicemen attending university immediately following WWII. After graduating from Queen’s, she attended the Ontario College of Education in Toronto. She then taught physical education and English at Port Credit High School for a few years. She and Alec were married in 1951 and lived in London, Ontario for 3 years before settling in Guelph. Marg was a lover of music in all its forms. She was a keen amateur pianist and a member of several community choirs. She was a founding member of the Guelph Light Opera Company and often performed in the chorus of the company’s musicals. Marg held a number of voluntary positions in the Guelph community. She served on the board (as secretary, vice-president, and later president) of Edward Johnson Music Foundation, which organized the Guelph Spring Festival. Marg was, for many years, a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Guelph. She was also a long-standing member of the Canadian Federation of University Women in Guelph, serving in a variety of capacities, including local President. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Third Age Learning program in Guelph. She was an active member of St. Andrew’s Church in Guelph, serving on many church committees. Marg was genuinely interested in other people and a good listener and perhaps for these reasons she had a wide circle of friends throughout her life. She will be missed by friends and family.
Thanks to the staff at The Elliott for their wonderful care.
Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com.
Donations can be made in Marg’s name to the Guelph Community Foundation
A tree will be planted in memory of Margaret R. Moon in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.