Margaret "Marg" Scafe

Obituary of Margaret "Marg" Scafe

SCAFE (née Fairles), Margaret Marion

Margaret Marion Scafe (née Fairles), known as Marg, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2017, at her home in Caledonia Gardens with the supportive care of CCAC, VON Palliative Enhanced Care Team and the frequent visits from her much loved West Elgin Community Health Centre team. Marg is predeceased by her parents Eva (née Gregory) and T.A. “Bert” Fairles, brothers Bob (Verna), Ernie (Georgina), daughter-in-law Patricia (Kelly) Scafe, sons Clare (2002) and Dave (2007). She is survived by daughter-in-law Gerry and grandchildren Tracy (Nigel) Bradshaw and their children Mitch and Kaitlyn, Brian (Julie) Scafe, daughter-in-law Joy (Pete McBrayne) and Joy’s family. Survived also by nieces Bev (late Bob) Padfield, Bruce (Brenda) Fairles, Pam (Roger) Greenwell. Marg will be remembered by her late daughter-in-law, Pat and her family Barbara (Ed) East, Marilyn Johnston, Gary (Marlene) Brooks and family friend Roy Perovich. Marg will also be missed by her long-time friend, Jean Wight. Marg was a life long worker at the popular family grocery store in Rodney in the 60’s and 70’s, known as Fairles’s. Marg, along with her brother Ernie, helped Bert make the store the success that it was. A long-time employee, Jean White, also contributed to this success. The family business would later carry on under the operation of Clare, Marg’s oldest son. Marg always said “our passions are the key to our happiness”. Some of Marg’s passions included; learning and travelling, the game of baseball, in particular, the St. Louis Cardinals, and later, learning the game of curling by listening to it on T.V. For the last twenty years, Marg was considered legally blind. Through her entire life, Marg was a fiercely independent woman. During the last thirteen years, she was able to be active with help from the West Lorne Transportation Network (Nancy Mott), in particular, Claire Champ, who was most recently Marg’s driver. Because of this special service, Marg was able to attend Soup’s On and other community programs. Living at Caledonia Gardens allowed Marg to remain independent by walking over to the Bobier Villa to participate in events such as the Adult Day Program and Diners Club. Marg’s final wish was to remain in her home and this wish was supported through the care of West Elgin Community Health Centre’s Assisted Living Team and most recently, the enhanced palliative care team through C.C.A.C.-V.O.N. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kevin Mardell, Rick VanderHeide, Bill Nicholson, W.E.C.H.C. Assisted Living Team, C.C.A.C., V.O.N. Enhanced Palliative Care Team and Marg’s neighbours at Caledonia Gardens for their friendship over the years. Marg’s final wish could not have been granted without each of you, thank you. A Funeral Service to celebrate Marg’s life will be held at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 commencing at 2 p.m. Visitation will precede the Service from 12-2 p.m. Interment in Rodney Cemetery. In memory of Marg, donations may be made, payable by cheque, to W.E.C.H.C., V.O.N., Bobier Villa or a charity of choice. Condolences online at

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