The death of Margot Ruth Payne of Hampton, N.B., wife of Gordon “Buzz” S. Payne, occurred March 23, 2006 at the Venice Regional Medical Centre in Florida.
She was born in Saint John, N.B., the daughter of Jenet (MacIlroy) Ottem of Fredericton and the late John Ottem.
Margot was a special education teacher residing in Bathurst, N.B., Port Alberni, B.C., and Fort Frances, Ont. before moving to Rothesay, N.B. in 1981 to continue in her teaching field.
Since 1995, she shared her time between Hampton and Warm Mineral Springs, Fla.
Margot was a member of the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, past president of I.O.D.E., past Rotary Ann, and a Sunday School teacher at various locations.
She is survived by her husband, Buzz; mother, Jenet; two daughters, Gwynneth Boye (Manfred) of Hampton, N.B., and Krista Blaikie (Simon) of Winnipeg, Man.; one sister, Doreen Lewis, Fredericton, N.B.; grandchildren, Sarah and Kyrsti Boye, and Connor and Brynne Blaikie; one uncle, Wallace MacIlroy of Chipman; and three nieces and four nephews.
A celebration of life will be held in Hampton at a later date.
Donations can be made to the Ina Rowe Fund (in support of N.B. School District #6 Music Program), the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or cancer research.
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