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May 8, 2020

Aletta “Margaret” (Graham) Keith, beloved wife of Evan Keith (d. 2008), of Goderich and formerly of Kinloss Township, died at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich, Friday, May 8, 2020, at the age of 90. Born Oct. 24, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Sadie (Gee) Graham. Margaret was raised on the 2nd Concession of Kinloss Township. She and Evan were married July 14, 1951, at South Kinloss Presbyterian Church, Lucknow. She graduated from Stratford Normal School and briefly taught before she and Evan returned to farm the Graham homestead in Kinloss Township until retirement in 1991 when they moved to Goderich. Over the years, Margaret was involved in, and supported, the Kairshea Women’s Institute, Bruce County 4-H, Women's Missionary Society and South Kinloss Presbyterian Church. After moving to Goderich, she joined the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Auxiliary and the Probus Club, while continuing to be active at Knox Presbyterian Church. Throughout her life, Margaret loved learning, music, travel and family times. Her many friendships spanned her whole life and she always welcomed people into her home. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Brian (Louise) Keith of London, Sandra Forster of Goderich, and Murray (Wanda) Keith of Goderich. Cherished by six grandchildren, Donna Jean (Jesse) Forster-Gill, Douglas (Sandra) Forster, Sharon (Chris) Systad, Melissa (Neal) Moogk-Soulis, Christina (Kris) Reeve and Allan Keith (Sean Moursalien); and seven great-grandchildren, Curran and Broden Forster-Gill, Juan and Luis Forster, Liam and James Systad and Erica Moogk-Soulis. Also survived by her sister, Bell Hackett of Lucknow; and in-laws, David and Ellen Keith of Teeswater, Eleanor Keith of Scarborough, and Austin Loree of Lucknow; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters, Gladys Tuck and Marian Zinn. A private service will be held at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, with Rev. Peggy Kinsman officiating. Burial at South Kinloss Cemetery. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held sometime in the future when we can all gather and share stories. Donations to the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.