Margaret Durst


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, October 21, 2022
Brenan's Paradise Row Funeral Home
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Brenan's Paradise Row Funeral Home Chapel
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 634-7424

Obituary of Margaret Louise Durst

January 28, 1939-August 29, 2022

Margaret passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, after a recent period of failing health. She was the youngest of 6 children of Mabel (Straight) and Chester Black.

Margaret was predeceased by her spouse, George, and all her siblings: Marjorie, Gena, Allan, Walter, and Dorothy. She is survived by her 3 children: Barb, Rob (Ha) and Todd (Denise); as well as her beloved 6 grandchildren: Evan, Sean, Michelle, Megan, Clara, and Mark; her lifelong best friend, Lois Fulton, along with nieces and nephews.

Margaret retired from teaching in 1992, her last position being at Havelock School. She was very creative and used her talents to write and produce plays for the schools she taught at. Her favourite memories were the plays she produced for Simonds High School, including going to Dramafest with her son Todd, who was a student at the school.

Margaret wrote beautiful and sometimes funny poems every year for her grandchildren until their 16th birthday. She had many other interests such as: golfing, her bridge group, doing the hardest crosswords and spending summers at her cottage on Washademoak Lake.

She was known for her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.

Margaret and George spent many extended March breaks enjoying their favourite golf destination, Myrtle Beach, SC. She also explored Sweden and Denmark as well as a number of cruises and bus trips.


Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 4 to 8 pm. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 10 am from Brenan’s Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s name may be made to Bobby’s Hospice or Romero House. Online condolences may be placed at

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