Margaret Ann Sticklen
1944 – 2019
It is with heavy hearts and gratitude for a life well lived that we announce the death of Margie Sticklen, who died peacefully in the Miramichi Regional hospital on December 18, 2019 at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Mary (McMulkin) Sticklen, her sister Frances Keays (Jim) and her brother Edward (Bud) Sticklen. She is survived by her sisters Jean Hall (Warren) and Mary Lou McClure (Ian), sister-in-law, Aura Somers Sticklen, 14 nieces and nephews and their many children and grand-children, her dear friend Mary Bowes.
Margie’s love of children led to a career in primary education that lasted over 30 years. She was a devoted teacher, loved by her many students. She had many loyal friends and loved her family deeply. She was always interested in each of their lives, keeping track of their many activities and accomplishments. Travel, gardening, her church and time with friends and family brought her great joy. She loved a good meal, fresh flowers and hearing the latest news. Independent and determined all her life, it was with the help and the support of her many caregivers and friends that Margie was able to live in her family home until just a week ago. Her family is grateful for all those who made this possible.
Margaret Ann Sticklen, was a member of the Miramichi Area of Retired Teachers Association Branch (MARTA), and the New Brunswick Society of Retired Teachers (NBSRT).
Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home, 140 King St., Miramichi, on Friday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service was held from St. Andrew’s United Church on Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at 11 am with Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight officiating. Music for the service was provided by Lois McKinnon and St. Andrew’s Choir and the hymns were “Morning Has Broken”, “Spirit of Gentleness”, “In the Bulb There Is a Flower”, “Here I Am, Lord” and the recessional hymn was “Let All Things Now Living”. The lighting of the Memory Candle was by Beth Keays and “JOY” remembering Margie was presented by Claudia Keays. The scriptures was read by Heather McClure, Carol Stymiest and Kelly Moen. Words of thanks was given by Rob McClure.
Honorary pallbearers were Gina Skidd, Helen Jones, Edward Jones, Joan Savoy, Joan Clark and Debbie McCallum. Pallbearers were Mike Bowes, Brian Savoy, Andy Clark, Perry Keating, Paul Sweezey and Jim McEachern. Members of the Retired Teachers sat as a body for the service and formed an honour guard after the service. Interment will be held in the Riverside Cemetery later in the spring.
In honor of Margie’s love for children and her church, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Andrew’s United Church Fund or Miramichi Big Brothers & Big Sisters Club would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca
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