Hi, Here is your Margaret's obituary as published in the Telegraph Journal....
FOLSTER, MARGOT ELIZABETH - Margot Elizabeth Folster died November 5 in the palliative care unit of the Dr. George-L Dumont Hospital in Moncton, following a year-long illness. Born in 1937, Margot was the daughter of M. Lillian Pond and the late Theodore M. Pond of Fredericton. She is survived by her mother, her daughters Tracy, of Saint John, Natalie and her partner, Frederick Welsford, of Hammond River, and Andrea and her husband, David Eidt, of Fredericton, and by her grandchildren, Joshua Eidt and Anna Welsford, and by Sean and Michael Eidt. Also surviving are her partner, Maurice Cormier, of Shediac, sisters Nancy, of Fredericton, and Sandra, of Burnaby, B.C., brother Theodore and his wife Paula of Upper Gagetown, her former husband, David Folster, of Island View, her aunt, Lois Dalcourt, of Saint John, Maurice's daughter Brigitte, of Shediac, his son Denis and wife Lise and their children Maxime and Xavier, of Saint John, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Margot was a graduate of Fredericton High School and the University of New Brunswick, where she majored in biology. Before her marriage, she worked in hospital laboratories in Fredericton and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. After moving back to Fredericton, she raised her young family and eventually returned to UNB to study engineering. She subsequently worked at the New Brunswick Department of the Environment and as a Director of Unit Operations at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. As a young woman, Margot was a championship golfer at the Fredericton Golf Club, and she continued to enjoy the sport in later years. She was an excellent skater and an avid cross-country skier. She was greatly interested in house design, and developed the plans for her first home at Island View. Margot created beauty wherever she went, and she made everyday events special. She was a gentle, caring, beautiful person who loved the natural world, books, gardening, music, and the New Brunswick countryside. Most of all, she loved her family and was utterly devoted to her daughters and grandchildren, cherishing the Summer days she spent with them on Grand Manan and Whitehead islands. A memorial gathering of Margot's family and friends will be held at 22 Smith Avenue, in Shediac, on November 11, 2009 between 2:00 and 6:00 pm. In the Spring, her ashes will be scattered at a lovely place near the ocean on Grand Manan Island. Donations in her memory may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada, 101-145 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1E3 (www.ovariancanada.org) and the Grand Manan Trails Association, 130 Route 776, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, E3G 4K9.
Also her husband's....
James Hugh David Folster died September 17, unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep at his home in Island View. Beloved companion, brother, father, grandfather and friend, he was respected by all who had the honour of knowing him. Born in 1937, David was the eldest son of the late Clara and Hugh Folster of Grand Falls and stepson of the late Mary Folster. He is survived by his partner Marion Beyea, his sister Ann Elkin and her husband Rod of Montreal, his daughter Tracy of Saint John, his daughter Natalie and her partner Fred Welsford of Quispamsis, his daughter Andrea and her husband David Eidt of Fredericton, and by his grandchildren Joshua Eidt, Anna Welsford, Sean and Micheal Eidt. Also surviving are his niece Krista Elkin and nephew Andrew Elkin, Marion's son Martin Beyea, his wife Ursula and their children Tara and Leila, her daughter Kari and her husband Dwight Dunfield and their children Alexandra and Eric, her daughter Robin and her partner Aleks Askanas, and her daughter Sarah and her partner Brad Kelly and son Liam. He is predeceased by his younger brother Michael and his former wife Margot. David was a graduate of Grand Falls High School and the University of New Brunswick. He had a long and distinguished career as a journalist. He got his start in print writing essays for Sports Illustrated about fondly remembered childhood baseball rivalries and hockey practices in his hometown of Grand Falls. He went on to write for Time Magazine, the Globe and Mail, the Christian Science Monitor, Canadian Geographic and Macleans among other publications and was a reporter for CBC TV. His deep, reassuring, made-for-radio voice and skillful story-telling earned him many listeners as host of CBC Radio's NB Folio, Neighbourly News, and a regular contributor to Information Morning and other programs. Later, he focused his energies on the Tree House, an environmental education organization that thrived under his leadership; on teaching; and on writing several books on the history and culture of New Brunswick. The common thread of his work and his lifelong passion was telling the story of New Brunswick and its people. He pursued his theme through meticulous research and with great skill, enjoying the hours spent talking to people, and telling their stories. The house where he raised his family and still lived overlooked the St. John River, which fired his imagination and led him and a group of friends to form the St. John River Society. His home office looked out onto a lawn and the woods beyond. He delighted in the regular visits of deer, even as they chomped his flowers. He was at work here on his latest book on the day he died. David Folster was an unfailingly kind and gentle man, a loving companion, son, father and grandfather and devoted to his family. He valued his friendships deeply and his friendship was cherished by those who knew him. He took great pleasure in the accomplishments of the young people who worked with him over the years. He was steady, selfless, generous and compassionate. He was a true gentleman. Still infused with the intellectual vigour and curiousity of his youth at the age of 73, David was full of plans for the future, projects to pursue, Red Sox games to watch and coming family holidays. He leaves a legacy of a family and a wide circle of friends who felt the constant warmth of his affection, and an impressive body of work. His absence will be deeply felt by those who knew and loved him, and his beloved New Brunswick the poorer for his passing.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9pm on Wednesday, September 22 at McAdam's Funeral Home on 160 York Street. The funeral service will by held at 2pm on Thursday, September 23 at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton with The Very Rev. Keith Joyce officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to commemorate David's life are invited to contribute to a scholarship to be established in his honour at UNB. On-line condolences may be made at www.mcadamsfh.com
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