–Margaret entered eternal peace on Saturday, January 9th, 2021 after 90 years of living life to the fullest. Born in Montreal, Quebec as the eldest of three daughters to the late William and Anna Heck (nee Makkonen), Margaret met and married the love of her life, Stanley “Stan” Wood while working at KLM Airlines. When Bell Canada relocated Stan to Belleville, Ontario, Margaret stayed at home to raise Linda and Ron. Cherished mother of Linda Treffry (nee Wood), of Long Beach, California, and Ron Wood (and his wife Chris) of Oakville, Ontario, Margaret is also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Campbell & Addison. Stepmother of Neil Wood (and his wife Sandra) & their children; Meghan and Zachary. Predeceased by her stepson John.
Margaret had a close relationship with her sisters Norma Martinez (nee Heck) and the late Sylvia "Susie" Piche (nee Heck) and they exchanged countless letters after she moved to Belleville. She will be warmly remembered for her lifelong love of travel (the World), dancing (the Swing), music (Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck), cooking (annual Christmas Pudding with Hard Sauce), painting (watercolors), ceramics (running a studio), sipping on her favorite Sherry and her never-ending love for Stan, her children, and her family.
A private Graveside Service will be held at the Belleville Cemetery on Thursday, January 14th, 2021. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) .