Margaret HammellHAMMELL:  Margaret Elizabeth (nee McMahon)  Passed away peacefully in her hundredth year on Thursday, April 25th 2013 at Fairhaven Home, Peterborough.  Born July 8th, 1913 on Maniece Avenue in East City, she is predeceased by her Husband, William McWillam Hammell of Rutherglen, Scotland.  Margaret is also predeceased by her parents Margaret and Matthew McMahon, and her nine siblings: Sylvester, Frank, Kathleen, Anne, Theresa, George, Bernie, Leo, and Georgina. She leaves behind her twin daughters Margaret and Maureen (Dane Burton), her grandchildren Christian and Carl Murphy, Wyatt (Jessica Finley), Charlotte (Taylor Stock) and Elliott Burton, and great-grandchildren Arianna and Lynden Murphy, Jackson Murphy, and Edith and Alexis Burton.  Margaret attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School, and Peterborough Collegiate Institute. She was a graduate of St Joseph’s Nursing School in Parry Sound, and worked for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Peterborough.  She was a devout catholic; a long serving Theresian and member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 60 years.  She was a gifted quilter, a storyteller and a born entertainer. Whether tap dancing in costume, or pumping out a tune on her organ, she was the life of the party.  Margaret was generous of spirit and the source of counsel and comfort for family and friends. You would always leave better off for having seen her.  Funeral Mass will be held at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, 386  Rogers St., Peterborough, on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 11am. Interment is at St. Peter’s Cemetery, followed by a reception at Immaculate Conception Church. If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service, and donations in Margaret’s memory to Fairhaven Foundation may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca, or by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at 705-740-0444.

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