Marguerite Jackson Canada

April 25, 2022

Marguerite Jackson Canada

Marguerite (Jackson) Canada-  of Woburn, April 23rd, 2022, at ninety-three years of age.  Beloved mother of Kevin L. Canada of CA, Mary A. Canada of Woburn, Keith L. Canada of Woburn, Kim L. Canada Berg of Stoneham, Juanita “Dondi” M. Canada of Framingham, Kerry “Micci” Canada of CA and the late Wendy R. Canada Dixon.  Dear sister of the late Pauline, Wesley, and Sonny Jackson.  Cherished  and blessed “Nana” of five generations of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Funeral will be held in The Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours Thursday, 3-6:30p.m. PRIOR to the Funeral.  Remembrances maybe made in honor Marguerite to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimack Street, Woburn, 01801

Marguerite (Jackson) Canada passed away at her home, Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, at the age of ninety-three.

Born in Winchester, Marguerite was the daughter of the late William and Marguerite  (Ruby) Jackson.  Mary was one of four children born into the Jackson family and has predeceased her sister Pauline and brothers Wesley and Sonny Jackson.

Marguerite graduated from Winchester High School in 1944 and later that year she married her longtime sweetheart Wendell R. Canada.  After their marriage they moved to Woburn where they made their home, brough seven children into the world and devoted herself to her family.

Their summers were often spent camping, which they really enjoyed at Sebago Lake where they would join in with family and friends.  Often times Marguerite would take the girls t in to see plays in Boston and then off to walk around the Common and all enjoying the train ride in and then home again!

While the kids were growing up Marguerite worked part time the Record Wagon over in East Woburn and Barrington’s.  Following the youngest going off to school that’s when she began working full time for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Unemployment Department where she remained for over twenty-five years before retiring.

Marguerite was always an active citizen in Woburn, and cared very deeply for the city she called home.  She had served on the Board of Social Concern for a good number of years, Woburn Housing Authority, helped establish the Woburn Pop Warner social group, and was an active member of the Moose Family Organization and Towanda Club.

Marguerite was quite involved with a group called the “Fantastics”.  This was a group of women friend’s that spent time travelling together all over the eastern seaboard and throughout the united states, enjoying themselves tremendously!

Although Marguerite was a double amputee, and her way of getting around was with a wheelchair, did not inhibit her travelling or activities after retirement.  She continued doing all that she loved , with a spirit that would not quit!

This last year has been difficult for Marguerite, but she never gave up!  She had two care takers, Lisa D’Arcangelo, and Lynne Miele Locke, who were considered by all the Canada family, to be two “lil angels” who provided their Mom with all the care and love her children did.

Marguerite was a fiercely independent woman, with a strong will and a determination to keep on going for as long as she did, ninety-three years!  Her love of family, people, and city has left a lasting legacy for all who had the pleasure of sharing time and life with her.

Marguerite sadly was predeceased by her daughter Wendy, parents, and siblings.  Marguerite is lovingly survived by Kevin L. Canada of CA, Mary A. Canada of Woburn, Keith L. Canada of Woburn, Kim L. Canada Berg of Stoneham, Juanita “Dondi” M. Canada of Framingham, Kerry “Micci” Canada of CA    Cherished  and blessed “Nana” of five generations of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m..  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours PRIOR to the Funeral from 3-6:30.  Remembrances may be made to honor Marguerite to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac Street, Woburn

 

 

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours Thursday, 3-6:30p.m. PRIOR to the Funeral.  Remembrances maybe made in honor Marguerite to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimack Street, Woburn, 01801

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  1. Dear Mary, Kim and Family. So sad to hear of Margie’s passing. We had some great talks on the bus coming from Boston back in the day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the time,

  2. Christina Priests

    To Kim & Family: my deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your Mom. Maggie was the ‘real deal’ and from that era of strong women gone by. Clearly she loved life, her family and friends. I will miss the presence of her strong spirit. Rest in God’s Love Maggie!

  3. Kathy Maguire Rosa

    My deepest sympathy to the Canada Family, Margie was a frequent visitor to our home, and a dear friend to my Mother, Julie Maguire. Margie’s smile was contagious and her kindness much appreciated. Please hug my Mom & Dad for me❤️

  4. Patty Frustaglia

    My deepest condolences to the Canada family. Maggie was a beautiful women. She will never be forgotten. Rest in eternal peace Maggie….

  5. Patty (Donovan) Frustaglia

    My deepest condolences to all the Canada family. Margie was one of the best. May she rest in eternal peace..

  6. Dondi and the entire Canada family,
    I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. I’m grateful the last visit home I ran into Wendy and you which was a nice surprise. May you Rest In Peace ❤️🙏💜

  7. Janice Demarkis Barch

    Kim, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Terri and Andy Patt

    Sending our condolences to the entire Canada family. Marguerite was an incredible lady who touched the lives of everyone she knew. She will be sorely missed.

    The Patt Family

  9. Roseanne Callahan

    Margie was like a second mother to me from the time I was three years old and I met Wendy who became my life long friend
    I will miss you as much as I miss Wendy. I’ll always cherish the memories of growing up with Wendy, running my arm through your wringer washing machine, learning how to dance in your living room and the closeness we shared over my lifetime.
    Rest In Peace woman ❤️

  10. Philip Boudreau

    My sincere condolences to the Canada family have known the whole family almost my whole life will miss seeing her around Woburn used to stop and talk with her all the time grew up with Wendy butchie and kieth

  11. Philip Boudreau

    My sincere condolences to the Canada family I will seeing her around Woburn always stopped and talked to her a wonderful and caring person

  12. John & Judy Donnelly

    To Kim and the entire Canada family.
    The pain of losing a Mother/ Nana never goes away. Your hearts will continue to cry for her. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Focus on the wonderful memories and cherish them with smiles. May she rest in peace.

  13. Carol Youngclaus

    My heart aches. Margie “adopted” me, and I loved her dearly. But this last year has been such a struggle for her, and I can only hope that she is now at peace and in comfort. Margie, you will always have a big piece of my heart, and your incredible, sometimes contrary but always courageous and forthright spirit will be my inspiration for the rest of my own life. I love you, “Mom.”

  14. Tish Vailliant

    My dear Margie:
    I have known you most of my life and grew up across the street from you and your family. You and Wendell taught us girls how to dance and have formed a lifetime friendship especially with your daughter Wendy. You were our last adopted “project Mom” and you will never ever be forgotten. Please say hi to my family up there and to Wendy, my sincere condolences to your entire family and friends. Love Tish

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