In Loving Memory
SQUIRE, Margaret Wilma (nee Sternbauer)
December 31, 1919 – December 20, 2017
Margaret asked you to help us celebrate as she sets out on her final trip to conclude a long life of travels around the world.
Daughter of Philip (1984) and Margaret (1983) Sternbauer, she was born in Uisintes, Hungary, which later became Romania. She came to Windsor, Ontario in 1929 with her mother and brother Joe (deceased) to join her father.
She attended Ontario Street School, Gordon McGregor, St. Mary’s Academy and Holy Names College (Assumption College and Western). From the Ontario College of Education she earned both Elementary and Secondary teaching certificates. From 1942-46 she taught at S.S. #11, on the 5th Concession of Anderdon.
In 1946 she married John Squire of Amherstburg (1992). They had three children – John Philip (J.P.) (Carmen), Kelowna, B.C., Gail Elizabeth Bondy, and Wilma Margaret Peters (Al), both of Windsor, and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In 1963 she returned to teaching at General Amherst High School for 21 years, retiring in June 1984. She was a Shakespeare-aholic and took students twice a year to Stratford as well as continuing to visit on her own for almost forty years. She loved theatre, attending University Players and Windsor Light Opera over all those years. She became a member of the RTO and was especially honoured by Glenna Hempehill for her remembrance.
She began her travels in the early 70s and only stopped in 2010, having visited between 85-90 countries and every continent except Antarctica. The Echo published accounts of her early trips. In 1995 she issued the later ones in a book titled “Globe Trotting Granny” and in 2000 she wrote the last trips in “Globe Trotting Great-Granny”.
For 17 years she attended the University of Windsor as an Audit Senior, taking 66 courses in many subjects. In 2004 she was awarded the Clark Award. In 2009 she moved into Seasons Retirement Residence where she actively spent the rest of her days with wonderful care and many friends. One joy was visiting with all of the former students who came to see their family there. In 2013 she was chosen as the “Remarkable Resident” for Seasons.
Her hobbies included reading, theatre, writing, flowers and travel. She was instrumental in helping to install an elevator at the Amherstburg Library, of which she was a member.
In her last years, she was very grateful for all the students and friends who remembered her. She had a truly fulfilled, happy life and asked all of you to rejoice with her on her last trip.
NO TEARS! Celebrate!
Visiting at the JAMES H. SUTTON FUNERAL HOME, 401 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, (519-736-2134) Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday December 28, 2017 at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery.
In kindness, memorial donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
You may leave your condolences online at www.jhsuttonfuneral.ca
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