Margaret Thorogood

Margaret Anne Thorogood (nee Clayton)
July 17, 1948 – September 17, 2023
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our “warrior” Margaret Anne Thorogood, with her children by her side at Sakura House after a brief but exhausting battle of pancreatic cancer.

She was the loving mother to Sheri (Thorogood) Bizarro (Darryl), Wendy (Thorogood) McArthur, and Kevin (Stephanie) Thorogood.  Devoted Grandmother to Ashley, KC (Velma), Cody (Emily), Luke (Katie), Celeste (Lanz), Clayton (Ashley), Noah, Madison, and Hayden.  Cherished by her nine great-grandchildren.  Margaret is survived by her siblings Diane English, Jean Dowswell, Deb (Barry) Wilkins, Alan (Teri) Clayton, sister-in-law Elly Clayton, her many nieces and nephews, and her English cousins - Steve, Gill, Mal and Jayne. Predeceased by her parents Charles (1987) and Evelyn (1998) Clayton, her siblings Brian Clayton (2009) and Cathy Clayton (2019), and her granddaughter Jordan McArthur (1998).
Marg was a kind and loving soul, and was very involved with her family and friends, sharing her joy and passions. She was well known for her love of sports including the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Nascar.  She was also known for her talent in knitting blankets, especially for babies, and enjoyed making doll clothes for her granddaughters. Marg made extraordinary homemade Halloween costumes for all of her grandchildren.
Marg was born and raised in Beachville, and was a resident of Woodstock, Ontario her entire adult life.  Marg had a passion for family and family history was paramount.  She has compiled multiple family archives with stories and pictures tracing back several generations not only for our family, but for anyone interested in their family history.  She felt it was very important for everyone to know their family roots and has even found family in England that she never had an opportunity to meet in person, however connected with them socially and they are now an important part of our family as well.
The family wishes to honour her by purchasing her own resting stone and piece of legacy.  If desired, family and friends may make donations toward this cause through Alternatively, donations can be made to VON Sakura House in Marg’s memory.
The family would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the nursing staff at Woodstock Hospital, London Health Science Centre - Victoria Hospital and University Hospital, and especially to the Staff and Volunteers at VON Sakura House for their compassion, support and care and for making Mom’s final days as comfortable as possible.
In keeping with Marg’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock has been entrusted with Final Arrangements. Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at

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  • Wendy, Sheri, Kevin and families.
    I want to offer my deepest condolences to you all. The news of your beautiful Mother’s passing has really hit me. I have fond childhood memories of her and as an adult, always running into her at the dollar store. She was always so sweet and always smiling.
    Losing a parent is so difficult.
    Sending healing prayers and wishes for the coming days.

    Cheryl Grabowski Branderhorst
  • So sorry to learn of Margs passing. We grew up in Beachville and went to school together. As a young girl, she was always kind of shy , but always had a big bright smile on her face. My deepest condolences to all of her family and friends.

    Margaret Edwards
  • I went to grade school with Margaret, we and Cathy were best of friends. Wishing her family peace and love ❤️

  • My heart breaks for you all on the loss of your mother and sister… I have so many fond memories of fun times at Granny’s when we were all growing up…

    Mary Lynne(Cousins)Mitford
  • Sincere condolences to Marg”s family. I will remember her fondly.
    Rest in peace Marg💐

    Dede Barker
  • Marg was a pleasure to wirk with at Dollarama And we have stayed in touch. We have gone on many coffee and lunch dates. And her stories were very interesting. She has done my family tree and some very interesting thungs have showin up. I have also had tge fortune of her beautiful outfits for dolls for my granddaughter. She will be greatly missed. And my thoughts go out to all of her family. Rest easy my friend

    Dee Rodwell
  • Sorry to read about your mothers passing. Last time I seen her was at the dollar store. She didn’t recognize me, but I certainly recognized her and it was nice to see her again.Brought back some memories of growing up down the street. The ice storm when we got to skate down the sidewalk, flying down the hill on Peers from your place to the corner on Bee. Wouldn’t try that now.
    I truly am sorry for your loss.

    John Hunt
  • To the Thorogood family
    So very sorry for your loss Marg was a very special lady

    John Cody
  • Dear Sheri, Wendy and Kevin.

    We really don’t have adequate words to express our shock and great sorrow to learn of the sudden passing of your Mom.

    Even though we were not together physically over the years, we still carry very fond memories of the bond that we had with you, and Marg, that nothing can erase.

    We are so thankful to read that you had so much caring support during your Mom’s illness, that is such a blessing.

    Please know that we will be thinking and praying for all of you now and in the days ahead.

    If you ever would like to email us at any time, we would love to hear from you, since we are not on Facebook at the present time.

    Aunt Fay and Uncle Robin

    Aunt Fay and Uncle Robin
  • I am so sorry to hear about Marg’s passing. She was such a great person with a cute laugh! It was nice to run into her in town and she would fill me in on the grandkids. My condolences to you all.

    Jana Brooks
  • So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. From experience hold on to the knowledge she isn’t suffering any longer. Sending love, hugs and prayers to all.

    Lori J Field
  • Sending my heartfelt condolences to Wendy and Margaret’s entire family for this tremendous loss. How amazing that she has left such wonderful memories for all of you to take comfort in and to give you strength in the coming days.

    Tracie Duffy
  • Dearest Marg, We will forever treasure our Sunday Facetime chats with the most loveliest of Cousins we never sadly had gotten to meet . But you made us giggle with the family we have yet to meet on our long anticipated trip finally to Canada !!! You will will always be in our thoughts ❤️ With Much love to all the family in Canada on this the saddest time . Xxxxxxxx

    Jayne & Mal

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