Date of passing: November 29, 2018
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Rachel Elayne Margolis (nee Wright) at the Grace Hospital on November 29th, 2018 at the age of 73.
Rae was an amazing wife and mother, the best Baba, and a great friend. She opened her home to everyone for family celebrations, creating lasting memories. If you were a part of her family or circle of friends you knew that you were loved so much. She immersed herself in her community, dedicating countless hours working at schools, spearheading casinos, teas, and other fundraisers for her community. She received recognition and many awards for her involvement in the community.
Of Rae’s many accomplishments throughout her life, her greatest was her
grandchildren. She lit up in their presence and cherished every minute she spent with them. She had the unique gift of making each one of them feel special. Her love, devotion, and dedication to them was unparalleled.
Rachel is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gary; daughter Tara Calvo (Aaron); son Jon (Danielle); grandchildren Emma, Addison, Zev, and Stella; her father John Wright; brother Lionel Wright (Brenda); sister-in-law Gail and Ted Hechter; brother-in-law Sheldon and Rita Margolis; and many nephew, nieces, and cousins across Canada, the USA, and Europe. Mom was predeceased by her mother Beverley Wright and brother Craig Wright.
Services were held December 2nd, 2018 at the Congregation Etz Chayim. Pallbearers were Aaron Calvo, Cheney Wright, Ben Hechter, Joel Hechter, Evan Margolis, Aubrey Margolis, and Chuck Narvey. Honorary pallbearers were John Wright, Lionel Wright, David Devere, Charles Shore, and Joe Solomon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shalom Residences or Chesed Shel Emes Chapel.