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Margaret Carson November 9, 1929 - January 12, 2024

Date of Funeral

January 18, 2024

On Friday January 12, 2024, at the age of 94, Margaret Carson (nee Harrison) of Oxford Mills passed away peacefully with her daughter Elizabeth by her side.  She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Carson and loving mother of Elizabeth and her husband Bruce Robinson.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sarah Robinson and Ann Lalonde (Ben) and by her great grandchildren Ruby Ann, Lillian and Evelyn.  She was the dear sister of the late Emily Sabourin (Don) of Cornwall and the late Earl Harrison (Rhita) and the late Lloyd “Bus” Harrison all of Russell.  She will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Louise Storie (Jerry) and her many nieces and nephews will also miss her dearly.

Margaret led a long and interesting life making countless friends along the way. Not many knew she worked in the government before getting a taste of farm wife life. Over the years she spent a lot of time and energy looking after the hobby farm animals and a large exotic bird collection that she and Peter acquired at Carson’s Love Nest. They were founders and Margaret was the secretary/treasurer of the Oxford on Rideau Bird Club for over 30 years. So many friends and fond memories were made gallivanting for hours and miles just to get to the next bird auction. Numerous evenings (and well into the early hours) were spent playing cards with bird club friends and family.   She was owner and operator of “Gram’s taxi” running her granddaughters to practices, games, recitals, guiding events and dropping off friends, though many stayed as the welcome mat was always out at her place. She was “Gram” to all and enjoyed cooking and baking a feast for everyone to enjoy. Though her body became weary later in life, she still enjoyed telephone conversations, playing plenty of cards, and hosting large family gatherings. Her family and friends meant everything to her.

Visitation will be held at Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Wednesday January 17 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be at the same location on Thursday the 18th at 1:00 pm.  Pallbearers are: Blaise Sabourin, David Harrison, Robert Carson, Steven Carson, James MacIntyre, and Carson Summers.  Donations in Margaret’s memory can be made to St Andrews United Church, Heckston. Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.ca

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Visitation will be held at Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Wednesday January 17 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be at the same location on Thursday the 18th at 1:00 pm.  Pallbearers are: Blaise Sabourin, David Harrison, Robert Carson, Steven Carson, James MacIntyre, and Carson Summers.  Donations in Margaret’s memory can be made to St Andrews United Church, Heckston. Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.ca

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    Jo-Anne Earl says

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing Liz. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Jo-Anne

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    Ann Labelle says

    I’m so sorry Liz and Bruce.
    Ann Labelle

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    Bev Arcand says

    To the Robinson and extended family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Marg. Many happy memories from years ago when my dad, Peter and Marg would get together. Some real shenanigans were sure to happen and many bird stories for sure.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bev & Gary

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    Joan Williams says

    My heartfelt condolences Liz, Bruce, Sarah and Ann. Marg was a wonderful force in many lives and she will be missed. I think of her and you with love.

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    Brad and Tanya de Haan says

    Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family, Liz. A sad time for you all. Please know that we are thinking of you at this very difficult time.

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    Peggy MacPhail says

    Liz and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. It is tough to lose a Mom, no matter the age. My thought are with you during this difficult time.

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    Kevin and Linda Boyd says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Liz and Bruce

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    Debbie Hess says

    My sincerest condolences to you, Liz, Bruce, Ann, Sarah and extended families. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

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    Susan and Peter Muehlherr says

    Liz and family, your Mom sounds like she lived an interesting life, full of family as well as human and feathered friends. You will always have the great memories to sustain you in the coming years. Sending you hugs.

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    Vera Leach says

    Liz, Bruce, Sara and Ann and families our deepest sympathies to all. I was so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. I was just speaking with her on Wednesday. We had a lovely conversation. She will be remembered for sure. Sending our prayers to all the family. Love Vera, Robert, Tammy and Ruby Leach.

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    Carey & Randy Urslak says

    The family is in our thought and prayers during this difficult time.

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    walter a baker says

    my condolences to the families.

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    Elizabeth Dillabaugh says

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful woman and I’m sure you have so many memories 💕 Sincere sympathy to you and Bruce, Sarah and Ann and families. Prayers🙏Bob and Liz Dillabaugh

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    Gayle Ashby says

    I always thought of this lady as Liz’s Mom, Sarah & Ann grandmother. We got to meet her when ever
    there was something at snowmobile club. Beautiful picture in the North Grenville Times. Rest In Peace
    Margaret.

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    Paul and Denise Dobson says

    So very sorry for your loss! Marg was always the “sunshine” at the rink when it was time for skating lessons. Everyone loved her and her positive attitude. Her dedication and commitment to her family and friends was evident in everything that she did.
    Was a true honour to have known such a great and loving person!

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