Obituary of Lewis Alfred Margeson
Honouring the life of Lewis Alfred Margeson, born June 28, 1942, he passed away in Saint John Hospital in the late hours of July 1st, 2022. Born the youngest of nine children to Etta Mae (Cotter) Margeson and Paul Margeson, in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Lewis leaves behind his loving wife of almost 56 years Katherine “Kathy”; daughter Michelle Sawler (Blair); and two grandchildren, Parker and Spenser. Lewis is also survived by his two remaining brothers Theodore and Reg (Reolla). His family was his joy.
Lewis had some health setbacks in recent years, but we will remember him for his robust personality, his love for his family, and the pride he felt in his two grandsons. Throughout his career, Lewis worked in the insurance industry, in Pictou County and then Bedford, Nova Scotia, and in 1980 moved his family to
New Maryland, New Brunswick, where they lived to this day.
Lewis loved snowmobiling – he and Kathy had several good friends that they would join on weekend adventures for many years. After retiring at an early age, Lew took up boating, he and Kathy had many excursions to Middle Island with Blair, Michelle, and the boys, searching for “treasure” in the sand, and picnics on the beach. He and Kathy loved to visit New Smyrna Beach every April for the month, and they did this for several years until COVID and less-than-perfect health slowed him down. They also enjoyed trips to Europe and out west, they were always up for an adventure. In later years, Lewis enjoyed membership in the Golden Club and Sunday dinners with the family were a time-honoured tradition. Rowdy games of 45’s typically followed dinner, so many heartfelt memories to treasure.
Lewis battled cancer for the second time, and was admitted to the Saint John Hospital on his 80th birthday. Despite a successful surgery, his heart failed him, and he left us to be with the Lord and leaves his grieving family who will hold many cherished memories in their hearts. In recent years, Lewis lost
many close family members (siblings) and cherished friends. We take comfort knowing he will be reunited with so many that meant so much to him.
At Lewis’s request, there will be no visitation or service. He will be cremated, and a private celebration of Lewis’s life will be held at a later date with the immediate family. If you would like to honour Lewis’ memory, the family suggests a donation in his name to either the Fredericton SPCA, Meals on Wheels, to the Fredericton Golden Club’s Scholarship Fund, or a charity of your choice. After-life care has been entrusted to the McAdam Funeral Home and personal condolences may be offered through www.mcadamsfh.com.