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Margrit von Kleist

Margrit von Kleist

Sunday, August 10th, 1924 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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von Kleist, Baroness Margrit (nee’ Burckhardt)

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.
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    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 1:00pm
    Fawcett Funeral Homes - Collingwood Chapel
    82 Pine Street
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    Fawcett Funeral Homes - Collingwood Chapel
    82 Pine Street
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Deana Mittins

Posted at 11:18pm
I am very sad to hear that Margrit had passed away. She was a very strong, bright and independent woman! I had the pleasure of knowing her for many years. Had some great laughs and she told me many wonderful stories. Rest in peace Margrit. Xxoo

Lee Ann Solski

Posted at 09:57pm
I only met Margrit a few short years ago so do not have a history like most sharing but in the short time we had together we shared many stories of our lives. My only regret is that our time together was not longer. She is at peace now. This past year she was preparing for this moment making sure she didn’t forget anything. I would often see her at her computer making notes. Such an organized woman. My heart felt sympathy goes out to Margrits family. She had a special relationship with each of her children.

Catherine Schuler

Posted at 09:39am
In the late '60's I worked with Aribert at OISE. He and Margrit were so hospitable. It was at their house that I saw a Christmas tree lit with candles. I remember getting a ride with them to Kingston (they were en route to Ottawa and I was visiting the Alexanders on Wolfe Island). Margrit talked of her escape during the war, leading her horse and hiding it from desperate soldiers and hungry fellow refugees. They both spoke fondly of what they had lost but were always enthusiastic about what they had created in Canada. Lovely woman. Catherine Schuler

Kirstin Shortt

Posted at 08:37am
As a long time neighbor of Margrit we had become good friends and we shared many moments together, her kindness will always be remembered John Shortt , now residing in New Brunswick

Daniel freiherr von imhoff kalbach

Posted at 01:18pm
All the best to you and the family Daniel germany

Rhonda Green Posted at 02:53pm

Margrit was one of our very first customers when we started Greentree Gardens. We had many, many talks ....not just about plants ....but life. I will truly miss her smile and will remember her always❤️

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