margaret burgess 003BURGESS, Mrs. Margaret E. (nee Prior), of Fingal, passed away at her residence on Monday, November 18, 2013, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife for 68 years to William W. Burgess.  Dearly loved mother of Donna Burgess of St. Thomas, Barbara Telfer (Ken), and Ray Burgess (Barbara) of R.R.#1, St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Lisa Telfer, Alex Telfer (Dawn), Richard Burgess (Jennifer), Craig Burgess, and Steven Burgess.  Proud great grandmother of Jordan, Julia, Kate, Anderson, and Taiten.  Also survived by several nephews.  A brother, Duncan Prior, was killed overseas during the Second World War while serving with the Canadian Army, and a grandson, David J. Burgess died in 1984.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, September 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Gordon L. and Margaret (nee Lindsay) Prior.  Margaret was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Fingal where she was active in various groups and the former organist for 51 years.  She was a member of Golden Acres Chapter #305, O.E.S., Shedden, and a long-time volunteer with the Extendicare Auxiliary, Port Stanley.  Friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, November 21st  from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be appreciated.

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