Scaman, Margaret

Margaret Georgina (Osborne) Scaman, affectionately known as Grandma to so many, passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Thursday February 7, 2013 at the age of 87.  Margaret was one of ten children born to Neta and George Osborne and is survived by her sister s Lena Pickering of McKays Corners and Kathy Huiting of Tilbury.  She was predeceased by her sisters Berniece McLarty, Mildred Kivell and Hazel Price as well as her brothers Harold, Gordon, Charles and Ray Osborne.  Margaret and her husband Keith Benson Scaman who predeceased her in 1995 raised four daughters Joyce & John Geene, Patricia & Bill Hall and Nancy & Pat Griffore who live in Blenheim and Brenda Barr & Jim Jones who live in Ridgetown.  She was a most attentive and loving grandmother to Sean Geene, Shari McCutcheon, Daphne Thatcher, Julie Charette, Carrie Pickering, Michelle Kempe, Ryan Griffore, Shantelle Barr, Sheila Bedford and Shawna Barr and great grandmother to Aaron, Nolan, Reegan, Jake, Kaatje, Kaelyn, Hailey, Cierra, Tammy, Samantha, Blaine, Quinn, Cole, Marnie, Myles, Alyssa, Trevor, Katelynne, Morgan, Cohen and was awaiting the arrival of her 21st great grandchild soon.  Friends will remember Margaret from her days working at the old Metropolitan store, from her time spent at the Blenheim Seniors Centre and from her games of bowling.  Mostly Margaret will be remembered as someone who put her family first, as the sister who loved playing cards and as the Grandma that everybody wanted.  Friends and family are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.   A Funeral Service will be held in the Blenheim United Church on Monday February 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  Acting as pallbearers will be Sean Geene, Ryan Griffore, Aaron McCutcheon, Roger Dehn, Murray Hoffman and Bob Pickering.  Flowerbearers will include Shantelle Barr, Sheila Bedford and Shawna Barr.  Friends wishing to remember Margaret with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, Diabetes Association or charity of your own choice.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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