Margot Jean Donnelly Walker
Obituary for Margot Jean Donnelly Walker
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our sister Margot Walker (aged 77) on April 1, 2021after a recent diagnosis of terminal lung cancer. Predeceased by parents W. Gordon Donnelly (1996) and Jane Francis Donnelly (2013) and former husband E. John Walker. Survived by sisters Lin Donnelly Wilson (Tom), Celia Donnelly, and Barbara Donnelly Becksted (Richard) as well as many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
Margot was an intrepid traveller who went to Machu Picchu in the 1960s before it became a tourist mecca, Guatemala where she was confronted by armed guerrillas, and Australia which she toured by private jet as a retirement treat to herself. She visited many other countries as well but her favourite place in the world was England where, up until a few years ago, she travelled for a month every fall. She was a complete and besotted Anglophile. Margot was one of the few people in the world from whom you welcomed an invitation to see her travel slides because she edited them so carefully and her commentary was always entertaining and educational.
She was also a highly regarded lacemaker and embroiderer. She attended many lacemaking conferences in England, France and Canada and gave lacemaking demonstrations in Halifax and Dartmouth. She was very grateful for the friendships she made through her lace and needlework groups. We are especially grateful to Josee and Nancy who enabled us to communicate with Margot remotely due to the COVID pandemic.
Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at her request. Private burial at a later date.
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