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Marguerite Geraldine, RN, ART, CRT (nee MacNally) Challis

CHALLIS, Marguerite Geraldine, RN, ART, CRT (nee MacNally) - A resident of Chatham, Marguerite Challis passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Copper Terrace Long Term Care Nursing Home at the age of 93. Born in Wallaceburg, Marguerite was the daughter of the late William & Alice (nee Avery) MacNally. Marguerite was the loving wife of the late Kent Challis (2007). Loving mother of Lucy Hartford and her late husband Gerald of Blenheim, William Challis (Roger Ali) of Hamilton & the late Kent Challis Jr. (1953). Devoted grandmother of Miranda Klempner of Guelph & James Hartford (Linsey) of Blenheim. She was thrilled to be a great-grandmother to Madden, Rhys & Beckett Klempner and Hudson & Natalie Hartford. Dear sister of the late Thomas & Margaret MacNally, the late Ralph & Ilene MacNally, and the late Alice Workman. Dear sister-in-law of Clifford Workman of Port Lambton, Ted & Josephine Challis of Chatham, Philip (late Anne & late Louise) Challis of Chatham, Harry (late Shirley) Challis of Sudbury. Remembered by many nieces & nephews. Having met through their shared love of motorcyling (Rondeau Riders), Marguerite & Kent were married on July 23, 1950. Marguerite was a graduate of Public General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1945 and later attended school at Ottawa Civic Hospital graduating as a Registered Laboratory Technologist. In 1982, she earned her Cytotechnology Diploma from the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology. She retired from PGH in 1988 after a long & fulfilling career. Marguerite was an active member of the Girl Guides of Canada, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Anglican Church Women and Thames Skating Club & Precision Team. She loved family, gardening, swimming, ice skating, camping and boating. Family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the caring staff and new friends at Copper Terrace Nursing Home and to her caregivers at home, especially Regina & Simonne. Family to receive family & friends on Monday, May 21, 2018 at McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME , 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service for Marguerite will take place at 1:30 pm on Tuesday at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 81 Selkirk Street, Chatham with visitation from 12:30 pm until Service time. Burial to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Marguerite may be made to the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance or to the Girl Guides of Canada - Trillium Area. Online condolences may be left for the family at McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham 519-351-2040 13276254
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Lucy and family.
Posted by Gary and Barb German (friend) On Saturday, May 26, 2018
To Lucy and family. So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.
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Posted by Claudia Kearns (Friend) On Monday, May 21, 2018
Lucy, Bill and loved ones I am sorry to read of the loss of your mom, grandmother.

I recall your mom & dad at Holy Trinity being quite active in the church. As well the time I worked with Lucy, Fran, & Deb at SWRC. Those were fun times!

Your mom was a wonderful person. May you treasure your many happy memories together.

Claudia Kearns

Dear Lucy & Bill
Posted by Ginnie (Sands) D’Hondt (Friend) On Monday, May 21, 2018
I was so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Thinking of you both at this difficult time.

Condolences to Challlis Family
Posted by Wendy Johnson (Guiding Friend) On Sunday, May 20, 2018
Sad to hear of the loss of your loved one. Marguerite was a super lady and a true Sister in Guiding. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Janice (Goudreau) Hogle (Friend) On Sunday, May 20, 2018
Dear Lucy, Bill and family,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom.


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