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Margaret Sarah McNamara, adored mother, grandmother, and beloved wife and muse of the late Dr. Eugene McNamara of Windsor, Ontario, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 86.
Margaret was born on September 29, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. After attending Marquette University, Margaret married Eugene McNamara in 1952. In 1959, the couple and their growing family left Chicago to come to Windsor after Eugene was offered a teaching position in the English Department at what was then Assumption University, later the University of Windsor. Margaret and Eugene grew to love Windsor and chose to stay and raise their five children there. Margaret worked at the Ministry of Transportation after her youngest child entered high school. She was active in many aspects of the University of Windsor community, and in Windsor's arts community.
Margaret and Eugene loved to travel and explore other cultures. In 1970, when Eugene took a sabbatical, the couple took their family to Brighton, England for a year. In the following years, during other sabbaticals, they took up temporary residencies in Los Angeles and Arizona. They traveled to many countries and loved to absorb the art and music of various cultures. Margaret loved books, movies, music, and art. Most of all, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her great love, husband, Eugene, parents Fred and Margaret Lindstrom, and sons-in-law, Kevin Donoghue, and Patrick Lobzun. She leaves, in body only, son Michael and his wife Judy Holm, daughter, Mary, David and his wife Catharine Mastin, Brian and his wife Susan, Christopher and his wife Margaret Fong, grandchildren Aaron Holm and his wife, Saira, Caitlin and her husband, Neil Langshaw, Martin Lobzun, Jennifer McNamara, James Marr, Jeffrey Marr, Markus Fong-McNamara, August Fong-McNamara, and three great-grandchildren, Olive Holm, Haris Holm, and Joshua Hollywood.