von Kleist, Baroness Margrit (nee’ Burckhardt)
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Born in Berlin, Germany August 10 1924.
Died peacefully in Collingwood, Ontario, on Tuesday June 4th 2019 at the age of 95 years. She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and devoted grandmother. Wife of predeceased Aribert Baron von Kleist,
she leaves to mourn her 2 children, Christiane nee’ Baroness von Kleist (Paul Bernard), Baron Alexander (Baroness Barb von Kleist nee’ Cameron) and her 5 grandchildren, Evan von Kleist Bernard, Janelle von Kleist Bernard, Baroness Nicole von Kleist, Tara nee’ Baroness von Kleist (Ryan Latimer), Baron Maximillian von Kleist, extended family members, and numerous friends.
In 1959 Margrit von Kleist was the founder of a well-known and established Gymnastic School called “All Children’s’ Progressive Gym School Inc.” which became the basis of gym programs run today.
She wrote her memoires “One Life Many Chapter’s” and a guide book to baby gymnastics for parents “Exercise Your Newborns to 4-Years Old”
Baroness von Kleist will be remembered as an avid outdoors person who loved to cross country and downhill ski, sail and windsurf, golf, mountain climbing, the theatre, and later in life took long scooter rides to take her dog Tintin for a walk around her neighbourhood.
She also belonged to the Pretty River Probus Club, Spanish Speaking Club, Bridge Club, and participated in numerous charities.
A special thanks to the wonderful nurses (Nurse Emma, Nurse Trish) of Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, Bayshore Nurse (Lori), Caregiver Nurse Jacqueline K. for her overnight stays, CBI Health Personal Support Workers and their wonderful support group (PSW Nancy, Ellen, Valerie), and the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) Co-ordinator Lisa Goodfellow, Closing the Gap Health Care (OT Patty)and finally Dr. Janet Clark, and Dr. Jennifer Young. All your hard work, dedication, empathy and compassion were greatly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Hospice Georgian Triangle-Campbell House would be greatly appreciated.
The Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel.