Margaret Joan Harley (nee Soden)
December 15th, 1928 – January 12th, 2021
It is with sadness that the Harley family announces the passing of their mother and grandmother following several months of illness. She passed away peacefully at Listowel Hospital with her youngest son Alan at her bedside.
Beloved wife of the late John Edward Harley, 1925 to 2004, and much loved and respected mother of four children and seven grandchildren. Pre-deceased by older brothers, Frank Soden and Jim Soden, both of England.
Survived by her children, Alan Harley and wife Bette of Waterloo; Kathryn Harley and husband Bruce Beamish of Kanata; Robert Harley of Healesville, Australia; and Sheila Harley of Mississauga.
She loved and had great pride in all her grandchildren: Nelson and William Harley of Australia; Sarah and Margaret Beamish of Kanata; Simon Harley of Kitchener, Marissa Harley of Waterloo and Callum Harley of Halifax.
Margaret and John along with their four young children immigrated to Canada from England in 1964. The couple settled and stayed in Stratford for the rest of their lives and enjoyed a fulfilling life together among newfound friends and neighbours.
Margaret had a long association with Parkview United Church, in particular with the United Church Women. Over the past 55 years, she took on many offices and roles within the group and treasured many rewarding friendships. The family wishes to thank all the fine ladies in that organization who worked alongside her.
And to her many close friends and neighbours over the years, a big thank-you from Margaret and her family.
Arrangements entrusted to the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Stratford General Hospital or the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada through the funeral home.
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