MARGARET PENNEY MCCARTHY
January 3, 1942 – February 21, 2016
...a picture of Green's Harbour, Newfoundland pictured above that always held our mother's heart.
Margaret Aseneth Jane Penney McCarthy (January 3, 1942 – February 21, 2016) passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 74 in Bedford, Texas surrounded by her husband and 4 children.
Margaret is survived by her Husband, James Thomas McCarthy (74) of Bedford, TX. Daughters: Penny Lynn Luker (48) and her husband Bill Luker of North Richland Hills, TX, Peggy Ann Taylor (46) of Bedford, TX, and Pammy Sue Ortiz (41) and her husband Chris Ortiz of Dallas, TX. Her Only Son, James William McCarthy (38) and his wife Anya McCarthy of Plano, TX. Grandchildren: Kayla Hontz (24), Krysta Hontz (22), Dani Taylor (19), Gage Taylor (11), Viva Soulz Ortiz (3) and Paz Christoph Ortiz (1). Great Grandchild: Gentry Hamill (4 Months). Sisters: Alma Warren and Elizabeth Mercer both of Newfoundland, Canada. Sisters-in-Law: Cheryl McCarthy and Marianne Adams of Vincennes, IN. Aunts: Violet Mossop of Mississauga, Canada and Patty McCarthy of Vinncennes, IN. Pre-Deceased by her Father and Mother William and Doris Penney of Green’s Harbour and Brother William Ernest George Penney.
Margaret was a Canadian Citizen born in Green's Harbour, Newfoundland and passed away as a Canadian Citizen in Bedford, Texas. She met her Husband in Goose Bay, Labrador in 1966 and moved to Vincennes, Indiana and then to Texas where she raised a beautiful family of 4 Children, 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.
Margaret always said the perfect Gift in Life was....Family. Her Family was her Life. Her Family is what she lived for. She was the perfect Mother for her children and the perfect Nana for her grandchildren. She was the perfect wife to her husband as they truly lived until death did them part. She lived her life as a model for others. Margaret loved by example and Margaret lived by example with nothing less than kindness and love. Her heart had no boundaries and her love had no limits.
Margaret's wishes were to be cremated. Following the blessing of her ashes by the Priest from the reading of "John 14:1-6" at the Cathedral de Guadalupe in Dallas, TX, a private family celebration was held for her on Sunday, March 6th in honor of her beautiful, beautiful life. On May 31st, in her home country of Canada, a private family service was held by Reverend Fisher. Margaret's ashes were then laid to rest beside her Mom and Dad in the family plot at Green's Harbour, Newfoundland as they made the sign of the cross, read the Lord's Prayer as well as the 23rd Psalm and sang one of Margaret's favorite hymns, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."
God Bless her beautiful soul. She will forever rest in peace. Her soul will truly live in her family’s hearts forever.
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Margaret Penney McCarthy ~ Our Mother: Never Forgotten, Forever Missed.
Her Husband, Her Children and Her Treasured Sisters
Jim, Penny, Peggy, Pammy and James along with her Sisters, Elizabeth Mercer and Alma Warren