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Margaret "Francesca" Fullerton (nee Harrison)
Celebration of Life

St. Peter's Anglican Church
240 College St., Cobourg

Friday July 5, 2024
2:00pm

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Margaret "Francesca" Fullerton (nee Harrison)

January 12, 1925 - May 14, 2024

Margaret “Francesca” Fullerton (nee Harrison) passed away peacefully May 14th, in her 100th year, surrounded by family at “Willowsands”, Cobourg, Ontario. Mum was predeceased by her loving husband, of 58 years, James John Fullerton. Mother of Anne (Mark Pritzker), John, Jane (Daniel Meyerhans) and Juliet (John Morand). Loving grandmother of Jennifer Dallas MacLean (John MacLean), Michael Fullerton (Morgan Pel), Kate Fearnall, Andrea Fearnall and Sarah Meyerhans. Proud great grandmother “GiGi”, of Winston, Imogen and Quentin Fullerton-Pel and also Dorian MacLean. Mum was predeceased by her sister Juliet Elizabeth Harrison-Renner and her brother Dr. Robert Michael Cantilupe Harrison.

Born in Bengal, India to Dr. Cecil Cantilupe Harrison and Juliet Marion Menzies (nee Dallas), Mum attended St. Hilda’s, and St. Margaret’s, Bushey, schools in England until war intervened. In July 1940, Mum and her brother, Michael were evacuated to Canada, leaving her parents and elder sister, Juliet, in England. Mum attended Forest Hill Collegiate and Branksome Hall and the University of Toronto graduating in 1947 from Household Sciences. Mum was a teaching dietitian for 2 years at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Quebec where she met her beloved husband James John Fullerton. Later in life Mum founded and ran Share Info in Cobourg and was also the County of Northumberland Law Librarian. Mum was also a member of Probus and a proud Victoria Hall Volunteer for may years. Mum was an active member of St. Peter’s Church and a kind, gracious and loving mother, always with open arms to hug you. Mum liked to read, walk on the beach, collect stones and wild flowers and share her love of nature with family and friends. Each year when Seville oranges arrive in stores, Mum shared her love of marmalade making with her sister and family! Mum’s faith, love of family, friends and gentle spirit was simply marvelous.

Please join us in a celebration of Mum’s life to be held at St. Peter’s Church, Cobourg Ontario, 2:00pm Friday July 5th, 2024.
A reception will be held in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Anglican Church or Northumberland Food for Thought.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Wendy LaMontagne - June 11, 2024

My dearest Francesca, I will forever hold the memories in my heart with you. Our beautiful walks along the lake together and some beautiful talks. Loved my many visits with you and hearing about your beautiful life. You were a bright light in my life my friend. You will always remain right here in my heart. Your beautiful Spirit will always shine. ❤️

Ethelwyn and Al Rempel - June 9, 2024

Francesca - You have left a legacy in our hearts of your warmth, your interest in everyone, your beautiful countenance, and your caring for us all! Love, Ethelwyn

margot cox - June 7, 2024

One couldn't ask for a more fun and interesting friend and Quebec travel companion. What a fascinating life she led, and told such interesting stories of her life. I will miss you, my dear friend. Condolences to her family, especially Juliet. Margot

Mary Jane Louise Holbrook - June 7, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Food For Thought

Jane Holbrook and Ralph Smith - June 7, 2024

We were so sorry to her of your mother's passing. She was a lovely person, always interested in everyone and everything! We will be thinking of you on July 5th, Jane and Ralph

Kimberly LaFontaine - June 5, 2024

Juliet and family - I was very sorry to see the passing of your beloved Mum. I know how special she was to you all and it is wonderful to read about her fulfilling life. I will be thinking about your mum and all of you as I walk along "Fullerton Way". My deepest condolences.

Debbie - June 2, 2024

To the Fullerton family, I am so sorry to hear of Francesca's passing. I enjoyed all of my caregiver visits with her. She was a kind and caring lady. Wishing all of you peace and comfort.

Amerval Du Planty - June 1, 2024

Deeply sorry to learn of the passing of Francesca and profound condolences go out to all family and Francesca’s dear friends. Such an extraordinary life and such a warm and generous heart! May the wonderful memories of Francesca help to heal the grief of her passing.

Chester and Diane Froncz - June 1, 2024

Our sincere sympathy to Francesca's family. We knew her for many years at St. Peter's Church and found her a very interesting lady with a wide range of interests. She was devoted to her family and will be sadly missed. Chester and Diane

Mary and Dave Ito - May 30, 2024

Juliet and family: So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences.

Siobhan Kenny - May 30, 2024

To Anne, John, Jane, Juliet and all your families I extend my sincere sorrow for your loss. Your Mother was a lovely lady, and I know she will greatly missed by all.

Carol Ann Heffernan - May 29, 2024

John, Anne and family Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother CarolAnn (nee: van Belois)

Alma Beston - May 29, 2024

To the family of Francesca I send my sadness that Francesca has gone to be with her Lord and Saviour but, at the same time wish to express my gratitude for her life in Cobourg and her passion for volunteering forming Share Info, being an active participant at St. Peter’s and in many other places. Her picture captures her ready smile as she will be remembered. ❤️✝️

Alison Keenan - May 29, 2024

My sincere condolences to the Fullerton family. I met Francesca at St Peter’s church over 30 years ago. It was always very interesting to talk with her

Sharon Lynn-Weese - May 29, 2024

Juliet and the Fullerton Family I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mum (and grandmother). Juliet I had the pleasure of meeting your Mum at Rosewood and she was so delightful to talk with and had a lovely warm smile. I hope all the wonderful memories you have will stay in your heart forever and comfort you. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sharon and Carol Lynn

John Douglas Mann - May 29, 2024

Condolences to the Fullerton Family: I remember Francesca from the County Law Library - she did a great job keeping the books and the lawyers in order ! Doug Mann

Beth Kolisnyk - May 28, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Food For Thought

Beth Kolisnyk - May 28, 2024

My thoughts are with your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a kind, gentle, and gracious person. I have many fond childhood memories of exploring your magical home by the beach and of our parents relaxing in your drawing room, laughing over drinks.

Paul Basinger - May 28, 2024

John, so sorry to here of your mums passing.

Andrea (Barker) Hamlin - May 28, 2024

Juliette, Kate and Andrea I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom and grandma. My thoughts are with you all and the entire family

Karen - May 28, 2024

I had the privilege of spending some caregiving time with Francesca over the last couple of years. I will remember her kind heart, her quick wit and her love for her family. She had many interesting stories to tell. My thoughts and prayers are with you all....John, Jane, Juliet, Anne and extended family. God bless.

Jennifer Darrell - May 28, 2024

My deep sympathies to the Fullerton family. Francesca was an inspiration to all. Interesting to talk to (such a fascinating life she led in her close to 100 years), spunky, bright, interested in others and oh so British in every way. I was pleased to get her to pose in 2015 for Gillian Smith-Clark's Book Beautiful, featuring beautiful women of all ages, for which Francesca didn't think she qualified! She most certainly did and was featured in the book. She led the kind of life many of us aspire to but don't achieve.