Margaret Eleanor Doyle passed away peacefully at home on January 04, 2022, with her family by her side.
Margaret (Margie) was born on November 25, 1951 in Moncton, the 3rd of 6 children to Douglas and Kathleen Hopey (Fraser). She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Brian, her two sons, Brendan and Trevor, her favourite brother Fraser (Sandy), sister-in-law Erin, sisters Kathy and Pat, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Debbie, and brother Bruce.
Margie wanted to be a teacher since she was a little girl, and after graduating from Teachers College and UNB she began her career in early childhood education first at Monsignor Boyd Family Center. She later operated a kindergarten program in her home and when kindergarten was introduced in the public schools, she taught K-2 at Kingsclear Elementary School for 20 years until her retirement in 2011.
Margie instilled the joy of learning in her students through exploration, extracurricular science projects, and as an advocate of reading. She established self-confidence, self-worth, and self-discipline in her students. Her classrooms bustled with activity and positive energy. Margie brought these same values to motherhood, teaching her two sons the importance of tolerance, fairness, a love of the natural world, and how to understand the world on their own terms and to see their own potential.
Later in life Margie turned her creative interests to painting, gardening, and especially rug hooking. These interests allowed her to express her creative side in the exquisite colours, shapes and textures of her works. Through her life she was an avid reader, enjoying a wide variety of fiction, particularly murder mysteries. Margie loved animals and made sure the family home had at least one cat to cuddle with.
We wish to thank, from the depths of our hearts, the caring and compassionate staff from the NB Extramural Hospital, Bonnie from Home Care Plus, and our friends and neighbours in Jemseg who supported us in caring for Margie at home.
In lieu of a funeral service, a celebration of Margie's life will be held at home later this year.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfunerlhome.ca