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Margaret Joyce (Shaw) Gaunt

July 12, 1925 ~ September 13, 2022 (age 97)


In loving memory of

Mrs. Margaret Gaunt


Margaret Joyce Gaunt (nee Shaw) born July 13th, 1925 at Brock Street, Fort William, Ontario died September 13th, 2022 in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. Margaret, daughter of George Harvey and Lulu Anna Shaw (nee Norris), was devoted to her family and friends, and most of all, to her husband and children. She will live on in our hearts and through her many paintings, knitted items, and crafts that grace our homes. Leaving to mourn her loss are her children: Judy & Kosta Smilianov, Barry & Marianne, David & Frances, Susan & Claude Therrien and Nancy; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Maurice Burke, sister-in-laws Eileen & Alice Shaw, three cousins Janice Marshall, Jim Norris, and Robert Shaw, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Leaving this world before her was her beloved husband William Gutherie Gaunt (Gus), her parents, 6 siblings and their spouse, son William and son-in-law Glen Higgs.

A Memorial service will be held in the spring of 2023 in Thunder Bay and  the interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial cemetery in Thunder Bay.

In memoriam donations may be made to the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital Foundation and would be greatly appreciated.

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Irvine & Irvine funeral home




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