Obituary of Margaret "Maggie" D'Arcy Goulden
Maggie (Margaret) Goulden
July 14 1927 — November 21 2018
Born and raised in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, Margaret D’Arcy Delargy started out as a Bookkeeper and Accountant when she first met a young Royal Navy sailor by the name of Denis Goulden in Ayre. Following an acceptance of proposal at Lulworth Cove, this sophisticated city lass and smart country lad married June 28,1947 in Glasgow before heading off to Jersey, Channel Islands.
In Jersey, Maggie and Den were delighted with the births of two children, Denise and Ian. Lured by the promise of Canada, Maggie and Denis set out across the ocean and settled in London, Ontario in 1954, shortly followed by all the rest of the Delargy clan from Glasgow. A 1960s move to Brantford and the arrival of three more children, Lorraine, Anne, and Bev, clinched the deal.
In Brantford, Maggie settled into the lively life of little theatre acting and singing. The Goulden household held many a party for many an exuberant bunch of aspiring actors and other characters. During those vibrant years, Maggie also holiday travelled much of the world with Den. All over Europe, Morocco, and even the USSR as it was known then. The latter was a trip well remembered. It was during the Brantford years that Maggie decided she wanted to teach, and she was most proud of achieving her degree from the University of Western Ontario while a mother of five children. She went on to become quite a popular English teacher — her love of literature and exuberant manner inspired many a young mind.
A move to Sarnia in the 1970s and another in the 80s to Vancouver with a final move back to London in the 90s left many fond memories for Maggie. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in Dorset England with Lord Digby hosting. Interspersed between the parties and events, there were strolls in the forests of Ontario and British Columbia, and great sailing adventures exploring Burrard Inlet, Horseshoe Bay, and the Strait of Georgia out there in the lotus land of Vancouver British Columbia.
Intelligent, beautiful, vivacious, and with a voice made for singing to the heavens, Maggie is remembered forever as a young Pearl to those who knew her when she was young. She lived a long, remarkable, and full life.
She is fondly loved and missed by her brother Gerry, her daughters Denise, Lorraine, and Anne (Steve Harold); her grandchildren Josh, Michael, Katie, Dylan, and Colton; and her nieces and nephews Brian, Rob, Steve, Mike, Shona, Chris, Darcy, Jim Jr. and Barb. Predeceased by her beloved husband Denis Goulden, her loving brother Jim and sisters Josephine (Joe) and Sheila, and dearly missed son and daughter Ian and Bev (Dwight McLeod).
Flowers are gratefully declined with thanks. Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in Maggie’s memory may consider a donation to a children’s charity or other of your choosing. Cremation has taken place. Prayers and interment will be held at Holy Family Mausoleum-St. Peter's Cemetery on Saturday morning, December 1st, at 11 o'clock. Your memories and condolences may be made through www.donohuefuneralhome.ca.