Margaret Gwen Forbes
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Margaret Gwen Forbes

June 08, 1921 - August 18, 2013

Margaret Gwen Forbes

June 08, 1921 - August 18, 2013


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Obituary for Margaret Gwen Forbes

The family of Margaret Gwen Forbes wish to announce the peaceful passing of their beloved mother on August 18, 2013 at the age of 92.

Margaret was the loving wife of the late Jack Forbes (2013) for 67 years and mother to Heather Shipman (Mike), Ian Forbes (Dianne) and Jane Forbes (Laurent). Adored Grandma to John Shipman (Mercedes), Brooke French (Chris), Katie Colvin, Patrick Colvin, Mary Forbes and Jack Forbes and a dear Great Grandma to Elora and Amelie Shipman, Brady and Quinton French. Sister of the late Grace Voelker, sister-in-law of Ralph Forbes (Phyllis), Frances Reynolds, William Harvey (Patricia), and Cameron Harvey (Linda). Cherished aunt to her nieces and nephews.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the staff of the Elliott Community, Home Instead, Luther Village and to mom’s very dear friend and caregiver Jay Armistead.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories of Margaret during a memorial visitation at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Friday October 11, 2013 from 3-5p.m.. The memorial funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday October 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Private interment at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Condolences for the family and donations to First United Church or KidsAbility may be arranged through the funeral home at or by calling 519.745.8445.

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