Obituary of Margaret Mooney (née MacKay)
Margaret Mooney died peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KGH) after a short illness, just shy of her 90th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Edgar Mooney, as well as her sister Laura Patriciu. She is survived by her brother James MacKay, her children David Mooney and Sheila Mooney, David's wife Emily (née Way), and David and Emily's daughter Clara.
Margaret graduated from Acadia University and was a teacher at QECVI for several years. She and Edgar were long-time members of the Kingston Towners square dance club. After retirement, they bought an RV and travelled around North America, enjoying the fellowship of their friends in the Roadrunners and Glowing Embers trailer clubs. She was the family genealogist, researching and collating data for both sides of the family, and transcribing every stone in Hillside Cemetery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. She even travelled to Ireland to visit the Mooney family homestead!
Margaret was a faithful lifelong Presbyterian. She was a founding member of Trinity Church in Amherstview, where she was pianist and later a member of the choir. In her later years she attended St. Paul's Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island. Even in her final days, she took great joy from singing and listening to her favourite hymns.
The family appreciates the care and kindness shown to Margaret by the staff at The Windsor Retirement Residence during her final years.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, there will no visitation or service at this time. A Memorial Service will be held after travel restrictions are lifted. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island.
Arrangements are entrusted to Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main St., Odessa, ON K0H 2H0 (613-386-7373). Online condolences may be placed at www.paynefuneralhome.com