Obituary of Marion McCormick
MARION MARGARET McCORMICK
Margie passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 surrounded by her large and loving family. True to her determined nature, Margie carried on through the challenges of her cancer treatments and continued to enjoy the things she loved: skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club with her much loved husband Cam Joyner, tennis at the Granite Club with her mixed double and ladies groups of 30 years, as well as golf at Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club and Rosedale Golf Club.
Margie was the first child of Bill McCormick and the late Marion (nee Dietrich), born in Galt on September 28, 1952. Her younger siblings, Elizabeth (David Edmison) and Walter (Barbara), have been her lifelong best friends.
Her children, Geoffrey Cardy and Baye Mahoney, were Margie’s world. She embraced and loved the recent additions of her son-in-law Justin Mahoney and daughter-in-law Jennifer. The birth of her grandson Grayson Mahoney brought her endless joy and comfort.
Margie completed her undergraduate degree at Western University in 1974 and then went on to Teachers College at the University of Toronto. She taught kindergarten and grade 1 for 25 years, and had a positive influence on the lives of many of her students.
Margie had an enormous social world. She was blessed with a terrific wit and an incredible zest for life. The warmth of her smile and her twinkling eyes lit up every room she entered. People were drawn to her, and often became lifelong friends. This network of friends, along with her adoring family, stood beside her, providing support and compassion.
Margie will be deeply missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing her; including her much loved nieces and nephews, Alexander (Dana), Jocelyn and Stephanie Edmison (Eden Biggin) and William, Maggie and Connor McCormick. She will also be fondly remembered by Cam’s children Andrew Joyner (Kristina) and Megan Dell (Adam).
The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES – NEWBIGGING CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26th.
As per Margaret’s request, a private celebration of life will be held for family at a later date.
In Margie’s memory, donations can be made to Gynecological Cancer Research – DMO Fund at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, by phone at 416-946-6560 or online at www.thepmcf.ca. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.