Margaret DeWitte
Margaret DeWitte

Obituary of Margaret Pauline DeWitte

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Margaret Pauline (Mortier) DeWitte on Saturday May 1st 2021, surrounded by family at Riverview Gardens, Chatham.

She was born February 14, 1930 in Chatham to the late Benjamin and Pharida Mortier. Much loved wife of 63 years to the late Alphonse DeWitte (2017), loving mother of Mary (Pat) Weldon, Cathy Bellefleur (late Rob 2018), Chris (Monica) DeWitte and the late Doug DeWitte (2013). Grandmother to Rick (Sueji) Weldon, Lisa (Ryan) Boyd, Matthew Bellefleur, Luke Bellefleur, Nathan DeWitte and Keifer DeWitte and great grandmother to 3 little boys and one princess! Survived by a sister Irma King and sister-in-law Denise DeWitte.

Predeceased by brothers Leon, Oscar and Al, and by sisters Cecile, Edna, Martha and Madeline.

She was a devoted wife and mother who valued her family above all else. She kept the household running while Dad started his business and was by his side as he rose through the ranks of the Knights of Columbus and she was knighted by them as “Lady Margaret of the Equestrian Order of Jerusalem”. She was a longtime volunteer (25 years+) with the Canadian Cancer Society and Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

She enjoyed visiting with her sisters, and then the simple things in life, her home, watching Jeopardy, Seinfeld (particularly George and his parents) bowling, playing Scrabble and Yahtzee with Dad-and beating him! She enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and trips to the Casino. Mom and Dad were always there for us and we will miss them every day.

Special thanks to the staff at Riverview Gardens for their exceptional care and kindness shown to Mom.

Due to Covid restrictions, private family arrangements have been made.

The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.

Donations to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation would be appreciated.