Mrs. Marjorie Edith Belanger, 89, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Greenwood Court, on August 31, 2016. She was the wife, since 1949, of the late Patrick Joseph Belanger and the daughter of the late Edwin and Delena Kalbfleisch of Colpoys Bay. Marj was a loving mother to Patrick Belanger Jr. of Stratford, Michael (Leah) Belanger of Waterloo, David (Beth Siberry) Belanger of Waterloo and Steven (Tracy) Belanger of Stratford and a cherished grandmother to Kirby (Tina) McArdle, Rachelle & Maggie Belanger, Brady & Korrie Belanger, Emma & Andrew Belanger, Kurt & Brett Belanger. Marj was also a loving great-grandmother to Violet and Ivan and Kaitlyn, Kayla and Kira. She was predeceased by brothers- and sisters-in-law Jack and Rheta (Kelly) Rutherford, Evaleen and Lorne Hillier, Isabell and Dr. Grant Davy, Wallace and Mickey Kalbfleisch, and Frederick and Laura Kalbfleisch. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Marj was born in 1927 and raised in the Village of Colpoys Bay. Marj and Pat moved to Stratford in 1953. She was a member and past president of the Stratford Kinette Club and was also the long-time Executive Secretary for the Stratford United Way. She had a love of history, particularly the history of the Albemarle Township and the Kalbfleisch family and documented the Colpoys Bay Edgehill Cemetery for the Ontario Genealogical Society. Marj was blessed with many long-time friends and enjoyed numerous vacations (Hawaii, Portugal, Cuba) and wonderful events with her friends. Marj still maintained the family house at Colpoys Bay. In her last years she longed to return to the family home overlooking the Bay to sit in the front porch and watch the world go by. She was a kind and gentle woman and loved by many. She will be missed. Visitation will be conducted on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 pm at the W.G. Young Funeral Home Ltd., 430 Huron Street, Stratford. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the United Way Perth-Huron or charity of one’s choice would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
One hour before the service
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home
W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre
EdgeHill Cemetery/Colpoys Bay Cemetery
United Way Perth-Huron
Charity of one’s choice