Margaret Elizabeth McCulloughAt University Hospital, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, now resting and at peace, Margaret Elizabeth (née Needham) McCullough, died in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband, William “Bill” McCullough (2003). Cherished and very much-loved mother to her only son, Mark McCullough. Sister to Thomas J. (Loretta M.) Needham and aunt to their children, Lorraine (Mike) Miniley, and Vicky McNaughton. Predeceased by her brother-in-law, Bob and sister-in-law Beryl McCullough, she will be missed by their children, Michael (Sharon) McCullough, and Bobbie (Paul) Smuck. Margaret was a great-aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was born in London, Ontario, and grew up in former London Township, on Highbury Avenue North, at the former Needham Farm on the East side near the 11 Mile Road. She really did have a very active life. She worked at the former municipality of London Township in Arva, London Life, Prince Andrew Public School, and Filson & Robson Auctioneers. She was very active in the life of the former Bethel Presbyterian Church at Richmond Street and 11 Mile Road as the organist/choir director, Sunday school teacher/superintendent, president of the Women’s Missionary Society/Ladies Aid Group/elder and presbytery representative. She was a current member of St. George’s Presbyterian Church, London. Margaret was active as a member and president of the Women’s Missionary Society group at New St. James Presbyterian Church, London, and was a member and president of the Women’s Missionary Society at a regional level (presbyterial). She was secretary for the southwest region of the group (synodical). Margaret was one of the original leaders for the 1st Bryanston Beavers Scouting Group. Her pride and joy for 57 years was being the Cemetery Manager at St. John’s Cemetery, Arva, she started out with a very small box of receipts, an oil cloth map, an old felt-covered registry book and developed the cemetery to what it is today. Stepping in to be an officiant, counsellor and coordinator, everyone from clients, funeral directors, vault companies, monument companies and other cemetery related companies appreciated her kindness, compassion and history knowledge.

Visitation will be held at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. where the celebration of Margaret’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Keith McKee of St. George’s Presbyterian Church, London and Rev. Wendy Mencel of St. John the Divine, Arva, officiating. For those unable to attend, the family welcomes you to participate in the service via livestream here: Funeral Service for Margaret Elizabeth McCullough. If desired, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, St. George’s Presbyterian Church, London or St. John’s Cemetery, Arva. We would like to say many thanks to the nurses, medical staff and doctors of the 4th floor at University Hospital for their dedication and tireless work, it is very much appreciated.