Short, Margaret Helen (née Haggis) - Passed away peacefully June 10th, 2023 in her 97th year. Dear wife of the late Raymond Sydney Short (1985). Beloved mother of Trevor (Pamela), Philip, Larry (Tammy). Loving Grandmother to Stephanie (Greg), Lisa (Christopher), Christopher (Victoria), Lauren, Camren, Brayden, Erin and Shannen. Great Grandmother to Logan, Gavin, Audrey Grace, Weston, Pierson, Kathryn Faith. Predeceased by her brothers John & George Haggis.
Margaret was born in Port Hope, ON January 31st, 1927. She attended St. Albert College in Belleville which she had fond memories of. There she made life long friends and met future sister-in-law Diana, who introduced her to Raymond. She married Raymond Short in 1948 and moved to the family farm in Vineland, where they raised their three sons. Margaret was a longtime member of the St. John’s Anglican Church. Serving there was a highlight for her. She loved a good tea party and to socialize with friends and family. She enjoyed skating at the Jordan Skating Club and did so into her 80’s. She was an passionate reader and would become immersed in a book into the early morning hours. She was an accomplished cook and baker, pastry being her specialty! Margaret passed down her love of the kitchen through family and her recipes live on in the family bakery. In later life she enjoyed sitting on her patio and watching farm life go on around her and watching her grandchildren grow in her home of 75 years.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles
When day is done
I’d like to leave an echo whispering
Softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright and sunny days
I’d like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that leave behind
When day is done