MLADENOV, Margaret Ula (née Algar)
April 2, 1923 – August 30, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce that Margaret, a much-loved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away peacefully in Toronto on August 30, 2020.
Margaret was the oldest of six children. She was born in St. Thomas, Ontario and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to Toronto in her teen years where she met and married in 1950 her beloved husband Stilian (Stan) Mladenov.
Margaret worked for much of her adult life, first at Canadian General Electric and then at Eaton’s. She lived for many years in Scarborough where she took great pride in maintaining the lovely flower garden at her home and helping Stan with the thriving vegetable garden. They had many enjoyable barbecues in the backyard with family and friends. One of Margaret’s favourite outings was a walk in Edwards Gardens and she always looked forward to her treasured family holidays in Muskoka. Margaret travelled widely, including several trips to visit family in New Zealand, regular visits with Stan to Bulgaria, and holidays to Cuba and Hawaii.
Margaret was a generous and very caring person who quietly supported many different charities.
Margaret is predeceased by her husband Stan and siblings Donald, Jessie and Leslie. She will be greatly missed by her son Philip and his wife, Gwen, grandchildren Alisha and Daniel, and great grandchildren, Taman, Maeve and Jem, her sisters Marilyn and Shirley, many nieces and nephews, and family in Bulgaria.
The family would like to thank the staff at Cedarbrook Lodge for their kind and caring support of Margaret in the latter years of her life and the supportive doctors and nursing staff at Scarborough General Hospital.
There will be a Celebration of Life after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. In lieu of flowers, we ask that in Margaret’s memory a donation be made to one of her three favourite charities, the Toronto Botanical Garden, the Canadian Red Cross, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded through