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Margaret Retford Obituary, Celebrating The Life And Legacy Of Margaret Retford

Margaret Retford Obituary – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Margaret Marion Retford (nee Hobson) on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Barongarook Gardens. Aged 92 years, Margaret’s journey came to a close surrounded by love and tranquility. She was the beloved wife of the late Jack Retford.

Margaret leaves behind a legacy of love, and her memory will forever be cherished by her family. She was the adored mother of Heidi, Robert, Les, Jenny, and Colin. Margaret’s nurturing spirit extended to her 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, who held a special place in her heart. Her role as a mother and grandmother was marked by love, warmth, and a deep commitment to family.

The family invites friends and well-wishers to join in a celebration of Margaret’s life, which will be held on Wednesday, January 10th, 2024, at the Colac Uniting Church, located at the corner of Manifold and Hesse Streets, Colac. The commemoration will commence at 1 pm, providing an opportunity for those who knew Margaret to come together, share stories, and pay their respects.

Following the celebration of Margaret’s life, a burial service will take place at the Colac Lawn Cemetery. This solemn occasion will provide a final resting place for Margaret, surrounded by the tranquility of nature.

The phrase ‘Forever in our Hearts’ encapsulates the enduring impact Margaret had on her family and friends. Her legacy of love, kindness, and familial bonds will continue to resonate in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. In the face of grief, the celebration of Margaret’s life serves as an occasion to remember the joy she brought to others and the indelible mark she leaves on the world.

As family and friends come together to honor Margaret’s memory, the Colac Uniting Church will be a place of reflection and shared stories, providing solace and comfort during this difficult time. May Margaret Marion Retford find eternal peace, and may those who mourn her passing find strength and support in the love she bestowed upon them.

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