Marguerite Harthill Kennedy Garrick
August 4, 1921-October 11, 2010
Peacefully passed at the Ottawa General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Maggie was a joyous spirit – an artist, a teacher, a world traveller, an optimist, a feminist, an activist, an animal lover and a humanitarian. She was born and grew up in Toronto, Ontario as the only daughter of Everie Harper Kennedy and Adam Robertson Kennedy. Maggie attended the Ontario College of Art and was mentored by Lawren Harris. Maggie married her husband David, a veterinarian and RCN corvette commander, in Regina, Saskatchewan during WWII. After the war, she lived in Simcoe County, Ontario for 13 years, then moved with her husband and children to Latin America. Maggie completed a degree in Cultural Anthropology at La Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, and founded schools for disadvantaged children in Guatemala and Panama. Maggie returned to Canada in 1973, and lived in Ottawa until 1988, then moved to Comox, B.C. where she taught Spanish classes at North Island College. Maggie returned to Ottawa in 1992, where she enjoyed shopping, desserts, and being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Maggie faced numerous health issues with dignity, bravery and her feisty sense of humour.
“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Devoted wife of Dr. David Garrick (deceased). Proud mother of David Garrick, Timothy Garrick (Marcia), and Deborah Garrick. Beloved grandmother of Jonquil Garrick (Jim), Anthea Garrick-Menard (Nic), Jessica Garrick (Keith), Manna Miwa Garrick Rice (Marsh), Cedar Akifumi Miwa Garrick, Rebecca Garrick and Averie Garrick. Treasured great-grandmother to David and Keenan Reynolds, Callista and Luca Stuckless.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at the First Memorial Fairview Chapel at 259 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, Friday October 15th, 2010 from 3 – 5 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Medecins Sans Frontieres, Canada.