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Margaret Gilberta Coombs née Howes

August 2, 1930 - July 26, 2017

Margaret  Coombs: August 2, 1930 - July 26, 2017

Service Date: August 5, 2017

Funeral Home Nepean - Garden Chapel


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Passed away in Stittsville, ON, at the age of 86 years on Thursday July 27, 2017, of complications from a stroke suffered on June 2, 2017. Bertie was born in Wroxeter, ON on Saturday August 2nd, 1930. Married James “Jim” Coombs on Saturday October 17, 1953 and lived with Jim in Toronto, Montreal, Rothesay New Brunswick, Regina Saskatchewan and Manotick Ontario. Bertie was actively involved in the IODE, the United Church of Canada, and many choirs. She is survived by her beloved husband Jim; her three loving children, Andy (Klara Carmely), Karen  (Alex Hanke) and Donald (Debbie Coombs); her four cherished grandchildren, Adam (Carrie Komesch), Claire (Corey Nixon), Karl Hanke and Erik Hanke and her great-granddaughter Sadie Coombs. Also survived by her dear brother Ian Howes (Ruth Howes) and other family and friends. She is pre-decesased by her brother John Howes (Dorothy Howes) and sister Alice Deachman (Russell Deachman) A memorial service will be held at Bell Corners United Church on Saturday August 5th at 10:00 AM, officiated by the Reverend Kim Vidal, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your place of worship or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Bertie’s family wish to thank the staff at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, the Queensway Carleton Hospital, and Dr. Joginder Saini.

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