Dr. Margaret Webster – Obituary

Dr. Margaret WebsterAt Highview Residences, London on Saturday, November 18, 2017, Clara Margaret Webster, PhD, daughter of the late Reverend G. Carlyle and Mrs. Clara Webster. Dr. Webster was former Principal of Ewart College, Toronto. A memorial service will be conducted at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London on Thursday, November 23 at 11 am. Reception to follow. Committal at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian World Service and Development, 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON M3C 1J7.


Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Jessie Horne,
#106 – 1486 Richmond St. London, ON N6C 2M3

2017-12-11T10:40:20+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Obituary|3 Comments


  1. Kim Calvert November 23, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    So sad to hear of Dr. Webster’s passing. I was a student of hers at Ewart from 1980-84.

  2. Zander Dunn November 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I did not get to know Dr. Webster when she was principal of Ewart College, but I did get to know her and her close friend, Jessie Horne, when they both attended worship at Knox Church in Guelph, Ontario where I was the minister in the 1980s and 1990s. Both of them were extremely supportive of my ministry there. Neither one wanted to get involved in the leadership of our congregation for two reasons: they were both retired and they felt that if they pushed in they might be expected to take over various functions which they felt should be left to the new and young people of the congregation. Their time with us was too short because they moved to London. My wife, Nance, and I visited them at their new home on a couple of occasions and were treated like royalty. We were always amused and pleased at the attention they gave to their dogs whom they named after modern theologians – Barth, Brunner, Bonhoeffer etc. They surprised me with the great honour of naming one of the dogs after me. That is the closest I have ever come to being in the company of such theological stars. The friendship and good sense of humour which Jessie and Margaret displayed lifted our spirits and brightened our lives. We send our love and condolences to Jessie who has for years been a great support to Margaret and thank God for them both. We saw God working through them both.

  3. Margaret (Balderston) Read November 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Dr. Webster provided many learning opportunities that would prepare students for leadership roles in the church, as Diaconal Ministers. I am grateful for her influence on me in my years at Ewart College, which provided an important foundation for on-going growth in Diaconal ministry.

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