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Day, Marguerite Gladys (née Marguerite Gladys Bricker) (Died on 18 Feb 2007)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 24 Feb 2007, p. 26

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MARGUERITE GLADYS DAY 1920-2007 M arg u erite G ladys Day ( nee Bricker ), a tr u e local hero , died at home on Sunday, February 18, 2007, just one month before her 87th birthday, from pneumonia and other complications resulting fro m her long str u ggle with A l z hei m er ' s disease . M arg was the da u ghter of E dna A nnie G ray of A rth u r, O ntario and Dr. J a m es Goodfellow Bricker of Roseville, Ontario. She leaves her husband of 66 years, Bertram George Day, and her loving family and wonderful Tibetan caregivers to lament her passing. Marg was born in Toronto in 1920 and attended Jarvis Collegiate before specializing in Household Science and Maths at the University of Toronto. In 1941, she married her summer sweetheart, Bert Day, who finished his degree in F orestry E ngineering and his stint in R EME ( ar m y engineers ) and bo m b dis p osal before whisking her off to the University of New Brunswick where he taught Dendrology and Silvaculture, and then to Timmins to live in an Abitibi bush camp where she was the only woman in charge of 200 men. Marg and Bert built the Mohawk Inn in Campbellville as a Centennial project in 1 967 and o p erated it u ntil 1 974, s p eciali z ing in her colonial beef stew which si mm ered in a h u ge iron p ot in the o p en fire place. (Brackets and cranes smithed by Milton's own Alf Waldie.) Marg was an active member and often hostess for the University Wo m en ' s Cl u b of M ilton and was a m e m ber of the Hortic u lt u ral Societies of Milton and Marathon Florida. She was also an occasional lect u rer at the Royal Botanical G ardens on the m edicinal and culinary value of herbs and plants and on what we should all learn from the ancients, referring to herself as a "white witch" for growing and making such concoctions. Marg is also survived by her yo u nger sister, Bernice H u ff , of Denver, Colorado b u t was p redeceased by her yo u ngest sister, E lvera F ra m e , of Victoria , B.C. Marg's own mother died of pneumonia when Marg was only eight years old and she raised her two yo u nger sisters with the hel p of her father who was a b u sy G. P. M arg u erite ' s three chil dren survive her: Peggy Haliburton and her husband, Michael, of Milton and their children Jennifer, Beth and Christopher; William Day and his wife, Stephanie, of Toronto and their children, Amber and L acey ; and Richard Day and his wife , K aren , of M ilton and their children Peter, Pa u la , Robert and Tianna . M arg was also p redeceased by her closest friends A nn and Henry K elneck of Timmins, Karen Day's parents. A small luncheon reception celebrating the surprising range of Marg's lifetime achievements will be held at Rattle Snake Point Golf Club on Highway 25, in Milton (905-878-6222) on Wednesday February 28, 2007 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. M arg u erite Day was a tr u ly great wo m an and the world is a better p lace beca u se she was in it . T hose wishing to make a contribution in Marguerite's memory are invited to consider the A l z hei m er Society of Canada , 20 E glinton Aven u e West , Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8, www.alzheimer.ca, Telephone Numbers 416-488-8772 or (toll free, valid in Canada only) 1-800-616-8816.

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24 Feb 2007
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18 Feb 2007
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    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Day, Marguerite Gladys (née Marguerite Gladys Bricker) (Died on 18 Feb 2007)