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Margaret Ivy McCarthy
December 7, 1917 - March 4, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Passed away peacefully in her 100th year, at the Glebe Centre, Ottawa, on March 4, 2017.<br>Margaret Ivy Hunter was born December 7, 1917 to Ivy Hunter and Elizabeth (née Connell) in Edinburgh, Scotland Predeceased by sisters Sarah (Sally), Elizabeth and Ann (Nan), as well as Jim, her husband of 70 years; and survived by children James, John, and daughter Elizabeth Dooley, grandchildren Deirdre, Suzanne, Margaret, Tom, Edward, Conor, Jessica and Garrett, variously of Dublin, Ottawa, Smithers, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax, as well as seven great-grandchildren.<br>Graduated from Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh, worked at the Department of Health, Scotland, until 1946, interrupted by wartime service from 1942 to 1945 as a Radar Operator with the Womens’ Auxiliary Air Force. Married James Timothy McCarthy of Saint John, NB in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 5, 1945. Arrived in Canada at Pier 21, Halifax in May 1946. Jim’s employment as a Canadian Immigration Officer and Foreign Service Officer brought her to Copenhagen, The Hague, Ottawa, and Dublin. After12 years of retirement in Dublin, they returned to Ottawa in 1992.<br>Our warmest thanks go to the kindness and professionalism of the staff of the Glebe Centre.<br>Friends may pay respects at the <br>Kelly Funeral Home – Somerset Chapel, <br>585 Somerset St. W. <br>Ottawa, ON, K1R 5K1<br>Friday, March 10th after 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. followed by interment at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave.<br>For those who wish, donations can be made to the Glebe Centre, or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.<br></div>