Margaret Marion (Johnstone) Falconer,
Affectionately known as Marg, was born on October 24th, 1922 to Robert and Adeline (Barr) Johnstone in Bateman, Saskatchewan.
She was a loving mother to Cheryl (David) Kohut, beloved grandmother of Susan (Dan) Paroutis and David Kohut, and great-grandmother of Ben and Jake Brajcic (Tony). She was the favorite aunt of Ruth (Carl) Carley and great-aunt of Julie (Bruce) Dembraski and Matthew (Shannon) Carley and great-great aunt of Alex and Kati Dembraski and Nathan and Seth Carley.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Ernest Falconer in 2002, and her precious granddaughter, Christina Brajcic, on November 30, 2017; her parents, Robert and Adeline Johnstone, her sister, Jean (Herbert) Morency, her brother, Irvine Johnstone, and her niece, Lois Morency.
She grew up in the New Liskeard, Ontario area and eventually moved to Campbellford, Ontario. During those years, the family came into contact with the Bible Students. On April 28, 1940, Margaret became a baptized Witness of Jehovah and she served Jehovah faithfully until the end.
She married Ernest Falconer on August 7, 1946 and they lived in Bluevale, Ontario where their daughter Cheryl was born. They continued to live there until they moved to Barrie, Ontario in 1972 where they lived until they moved to Sarnia in 1994.
From the time she was five years old, she had a desire to know and serve God. The most important things in her life were her love of friends and family, but most importantly her love for Jehovah God. One of her favorite things to do was look at the sky, watch the clouds and meditate on Jehovah and his marvelous creations. She loved studying the Bible and sharing her wealth of knowledge with everyone she met. She did this by her comments at the meetings and by her love for the ministry. Psalm 40:8, “To do your will, O my God, is my delight,” truly captures the essence of how she felt about Jehovah. Although she was small in stature, she was truly a spiritual giant.
She loved life and people. She was fun to be around and people of all ages were drawn to her and loved her. She loved to sing and dance, associate with her brothers and sisters, tell stories and garden. Oftentimes you would find her curled up on her bed with a good book, magazine or whatever would feed her curiosity. She loved to learn. Throughout her entire adult life, she wore high-heeled shoes. Just a week before she died, she was showing a group of her young friends how agile she was by doing squats in her high-heeled boots. She was also a great cook and made wonderful pies. Her apple pies were legendary. She liked to knit and crochet and made beautiful afghans. Another thing she loved to do was travel and see new and different places. She traveled extensively in Canada and the United States.
She will always have a special place in our hearts. Even though she is not with us to go through Armageddon, which she so desired to do, she was confident in her hope of being resurrected to a paradise earth where she will want to hear every detail about what happened. She will want us all to be there to welcome her back. Until then we are comforted to know that she is safe in Jehovah's memory and we have many precious memories to keep in our heart.
While we are deeply saddened by our personal loss, it also grieves us to have lost a living example of our spiritual heritage not only to our family but also to our brotherhood.
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