On October 3rd, 2018, Margaret Eleanor Koop (nee Toews) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
Margaret leaves behind her devoted husband of 61 years, Ben Koop, her adoring children: Randy (Judy), Allan (Carrie), Carolyne, Dianne (Scott) and David (Wendy), 13 cherished grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Margaret will also be lovingly remembered by her siblings, Vern Toews (Elizabeth), Bill Toews (Margaret), Elma Warkentin (Ernie), John Toews (Eileen), as well as a large circle of extended family and friends.
Margaret lived her early childhood on a farm in Point Pelee National Park. She married her high school sweetheart at 18 and together, she and Ben built a life through hard work, love and commitment. Margaret was a mom through and through – her family was her priority and greatest joy.
Visitation will be held at Reid Funeral Home, (14 Russell St, Leamington) on Friday, October 5th from 2:00-5:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm . A Funeral Service will be held at Faith Mennonite Church (269 Sherk St, Leamington) on Saturday, October 6th at 10:00 a.m. Following the service and interment, all guests are invited to gather for a Celebration of Life Reception at Leamington United Mennonite Church (78 Oak St East).
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the love and support that has carried them through these past months, and in particular, the wonderful, compassionate care received from St. Elizabeth Health Care and the staff and volunteers of Erie Shores Hospice. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to
Faith Mennonite Church or Erie Shores Hospice of Leamington. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at