In memory of

Marjorie Valentine Waters

February 14, 1922 -  July 5, 2019

Marjorie Valentine Waters February 14, 1922 to July 5, 2019.

Our mom died peacefully at her home in her 98th year surrounded by her family.

Marge is the beloved wife of the late Allan Waters (2005) who built the Canadian broadcasting company known as CHUM Limited.

Our mom and dad met on a streetcar on their way to high school at Eastern Commerce in The Beaches. High school sweethearts, they married in 1942 and shared 63 years of marriage and laughter.

Mom lived her life with the integrity and humbleness that she shared with dad, and passed along the importance of these qualities to her family.

Even at 97 years old, she never forgot a name or a story from a life well lived. She had extraordinary experiences - from traveling to Egypt with the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, to meeting Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at an Ottawa Roughriders game. But she was most happy sharing summers at the cottage in Buckhorn with friends, family and neighbours.

Her grandchildren will always remember “Nannie and Poppa” for pancake breakfasts at their cabin on the weekends - with a strict time window between 8am and 10am. Then mom would take to the tennis courts where she was easily the best player in the family...well into her 80s. Along with her athleticism and sense of humour, she will also be remembered for her impeccable style. Mom was always dressed to her best even if she was just spending a day at home. And she had all the qualities of a great matriarch - wisdom, strength and compassion.

Mom was the loving mother to Sherry (Sean) Bourne, Jim (Sheila) Waters, and Ron (Leslie) Waters. Her love of life and laughter will be missed by her grandchildren, Michael Bourne (Tina), Darren Bourne (Luiza), Amy Bourne (Pete Richardson), Maxine Waters Crone (Andrew), Kyle Waters (Sarah), Lauren McLachlan (Mike), and Ellie Mae Waters (Jeremy Wood-Ross).

Her legacy will also be carried on through the countless memories that will be shared with her great grandchildren, Jasper, Henry, Hudson, Harper, Easton, Kaden, and Beatrix.

She was loved deeply by so many, and will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.

A special thanks to Mavi Maceda, who for more than 20 years has been an incredibly important, valued and loved member of the family. And to the other caregivers, Kit, Lourdes, Mimi, Nita, Nancy, Shirley, and Diosy who allowed mom to be comfortable in her own home. And to Mike Maher Bsharat, affectionately known to us as “Mike the Driver,” who for more than 30 years has been a devoted driver and friend. We would also like to thank Dr. Knowles for the special care and support she has provided over the years. Our family is so grateful to all of you.

A private funeral is planned. Family will welcome friends to celebrate Marge's life on July 16 from 3pm - 5pm at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital.

- Sherry Bourne, Jim Waters & Ron Waters


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Kerry French, Tim Steele (Friends)

Entered July 6, 2019 from Toronto

Marge was a truly wonderful woman and a great friend for many years. She was proud of her family who she loved dearly. She had the best sense of humour and we enjoyed many stories and laughs in her company.
We loved her and will miss her very much. We offer our sincerest condolences to her family.
Kerry and Tim

Ginny Smith (Friend)

Entered July 8, 2019 from The Beach

Always ‘Auntie Marge’ to me!
She was a great gal!
My heart goes out to the family,
Ginny Smith

Mary McLeod (Former CHUM Limited Employee)

Entered July 8, 2019 from Hastings, Ontario

My memories of Mrs. Waters are, first and foremost, what a classy lady she was. My first day on the job (May 7, 2001), at CHUM 1331 Yonge St., was the day that 1050 CHUM AM changed format to The TEAM, Sportstalk Radio. Mrs. Waters was one of the first people I met that day and I immediately felt the warmth of her welcome. There was a BBQ and celebration in the parking lot behind the building that day. Mr and Mrs Waters danced to the last tune that 1050 played as a music station. I watched as everyone wiped the tears from their eyes and knew then that I had come to work at a very special place. Two weeks later, walking down the hall towards my office, I passed her on the way to hers and she greeted me with, “Good Morning, Mary! How are you today?” And I was amazed that with everything that happened that day, she had remembered my name! She was a marvel!

Mike Occomore 

Entered July 8, 2019

There are plenty of fond memories but to me this one stands out most and says so much about Mrs. Waters and the family: I was leaning against a wall just outside the second floor boardroom at 1331 as a meeting of staff was coming to an end. Mrs. Waters went out of her way to come over and say hello. But what she really wanted was to personally meet the young person standing next to me, someone she didn't recognize. He was a visiting college student. Mrs. Waters greeted him warmly, welcomed him to the station, chatted for a few minutes and left him feeling like he was part of the CHUM family. Pure class.

Nevin Grant (friend)

Entered July 13, 2019 from Oshawa

One of the remarkable ladies I was priviledged to know. The entire Waters family brought a new class to radio with their CHUM empire. Bless You, will be missed.

Yours in great music

Nevin Grant CKOC , Hamilton


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