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Obituary - STRUHAR, Margaret

Updated: Jan 30



STRUHAR, Margaret


Margaret Struhar (nee Zelenak) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 18, 2024, at the age of 90. Reunited with her late husband, Michael Struhar (2013). Loving sister to Ed Zelenak (Clara), half-brother to Samuel Zelenak (1973) (Anne 2011), sister-in-law to Sue Struhar (Andy 2016). Cherished mother to Jerry, Gary (Sylvia), Daniel, Robert, Thomas (2022) (Kathy). Grandmother to Becky Struhar (Vince), Amanda Struhar (Bryan), Lauren Struhar (Cody), Richard Struhar (Monique), Annemarie Sterling (Brian), Alyssa Gordon (Mason), Alanna Schmitt (Andrew), Roger Struhar, Kim, Stacey Kenney (Ray), Nicole (David). 


Great grandmother to Maya, Val, Liam, Cylias, Micah, Axle, Cam, Amelia, Adrian, Ashley, Tavish, Magnus, Lennox, Graham, Madelynn, Rowan, Damien (Joy), James, Devon (Morgan), Dayjon (Keerstin), Zackry, Brianna (Noah), Raia and Karissa. Great-Great Grandmother to Isaiah, Kade, Julien, Kyla and Kade. Aunt to Orin (Susan), Eleve (Travis), Janet (Mark), Lydia, Paul, and Patti Struhar. Missed by many friends and extended family.


Margaret was born in Windsor, Ontario on September 17, 1933 and raised in the West Lorne area. She moved to Amherstburg after marrying her forever love and worked on the family farm for many years while raising 5 hard working boys. Margaret and Michael could often be found making memories at their cottage on Marten River or the occasional trip to Florida and California. Margaret was always involved in the lives of her family, friends and faith. She was a gentle and caring person who truly loved everyone.


A funeral service took place on Tuesday, January 23 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Amherstburg.


A special thank you to the Erie Shores Hospice staff for an outstanding job keeping Margaret comfortable in her last few weeks. In memory of Margaret, donations to the Erie Shores Hospice or Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Museum (519-817-5712) would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at jhsuttonfuneral.

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