In Memoriam : Margaret Monroe

Margaret Monroe Margaret Elizabeth Shaw Monroe - age: 82
(November 19, 1933 to July 12, 2016 )
Resident of East Waterboro, Maine

Visitation Information:
Friends and relatives may call Thursday July 14, 2016 from 5 to 7 PM at the Dennett, Craig and Pate funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco.
Services will be held at the Advent Christian Church of Goodwins Mills, ME at Friday, July 15 at 2 pm with reception to follow. Graveside services will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery, Morris, Connecticut July 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Women's Home and Foreign Mission Society, care of the Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church 503 Goodwins Mills Rd, Dayton, Maine 04005.

Margaret Elizabeth Shaw Monroe of East Waterboro, Maine fell asleep in Christ, July 12, 2016 after a serious fall. She was born in Middle Simonds, New Brunswick in November 1933, the second child of eight born to Alison M. Shaw and Erma E. Corey. Margaret also had seven additional half brothers and sisters. After completing high school, she attended the Carleton County Vocational School studying office practices. She put these skills to use at the Provincial Department of Health in nearby Fredricton. In 1954, she began studies at the New England School of Theology in Boston Massachusetts. Graduating in 1958, she helped the school move to their new location in Lenox, Massachusetts where she providentially met an incoming student, William Monroe. They married June 10, 1961. In the fall of 1963, the newlyweds undertook missionary training with the intention of being sent to India. As that door began to close due to restrictions there, they moved with their newborn son to Bear Point, Nova Scotia in the fall of 1964 to pastor a church. By then she was the mother of one young son. Shortly after the birth of her second son, she contracted tuberculosis and spent eleven traumatic months in a sanitorium some 200 miles away. The family relocated to Springfield, Vermont in 1970 where Margaret led a children's ministry alongside her husband's pastoral work which they carried on in their next church in Friendship, Maine. In 1991, she became a citizen of the United States.
In every home, whether in Springfield, Friendship, or most recently in East Waterboro, Maine, Margaret's passion for gardening was noticed and enjoyed by all. Her creative arrangements often graced the altar of their churches.
Besides gardening, Margaretís main passions were children's ministries, world missions and devotion to her husband. She was a faithful prayer warrior, often thinking of others and serving them well. Many friends and neighbors enjoyed gifts of garden produce, flowers or baked goods. She was a member of the Goodwins Mill Advent Christian Church and the Womanís Home and Foreign Mission Society.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, her children John (Lydia) (Churchville, NY), and Philip (Kim) (Abington, PA) and four grandchildren (Abigail, Aaron, Samuel, and Jared), all her siblings, Alice Long (Somerville, NB), Eleanor (Clemmons, NC), George (Framingham, MA), Mary Granato (Burlington, ON), John (Jean) (Fredricton, NB), David (Dorothy) (Vancouver, BC), Annie Mae Tysick (Dennis) (Kingston, ON), and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Dawn Marie Smith - July 14, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
So sad to hear of the passing of your mother, Phil, John, and the rest of the family. My condolences, prayers, and sympathies are with you.

Sandy Bowers - July 24, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Phil, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother; what a sad and difficult time for you and your family. Her obituary is so well written and reflects the beauty of her spirit and commitment to God and to family. I see now where you get many of your warm characteristics and love for those you serve. I am praying for your peace and that of your father and brother as well. May you all pull together, not only to grieve, but to grasp the glory of her passing into God's presence. Love, Sandy


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