Marjory Priscilla Fay Beger (nee: Girard), of Hearst - Date of Death: October 21st, 2004 - The funeral service for lifelong Hearstian Marjory Priscilla Fay (nee Girard) Beger of 1328 Prince St. was held Oct. 23, 2004. She died Oct. 21 at Notre-Dame Hospital following a stroke and from cancer. Born June 3, 1933 in Hearst, she worked as a telephone operator and later at the Hudson Bay Co. store until her October 1951 marriage to Erwin Beger. Later, she worked at the high school cafeteria. Described as strong-willed and a leader, she was a Meals On Wheels volunteer, past president of Hearst's curling club, holder of all positions of the Branch 173 Legion Ladies Auxiliary executive, and Auxiliary Zone K4 commander for a dozen years. Known by most as "Marge", she enjoyed gardening, cooking for family, and weekends at the cottage. Predeceased by infant son Brian in 1952, a sister Beatrice Chamberlain in 1956, and parents Wilfrid Girard in 1953 and Vera (Girard) Robinson in 1999, she leaves her husband Erwin of Hearst, daughters Colleen Beger of Merrickville and Nancy (Yves Grondin) Beger of Hearst, and sons Gordon (Réjeanne) and Clifford Beger, all of Hearst. Also surviving are her sisters Phyllis (Gordon) Viggers and Dawn (Jack) Verspagen, all of Sarnia, grandsons Ryan and Matthew, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition, she helped raise former neighboring youngsters Corine and Joël Carbonneau as if they were her own, Mr. Beger said. Directed by Rev. Douglas Richardson at St. Matthew's & St. Paul's Anglican/United Church, the service including reading of Legion Auxiliary ritual prayers. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery. Describing the deceased in his eulogy as "strong mentally and emotionally" and a tenacious holder of her opinions, Rev. Richardson said "I can almost hear Marge making the comment, 'Ready or not, here I come!'. And I can almost envision her arriving at the gate to heaven and going nose-to-nose with St. Peter, saying 'Hurry up and fast-track me to the Creator, I've got a lot of questions for him!'. "Yes, I can see her approaching the judgement seat, carrying a lengthy scroll of questions for the Creator." Funeral director was the Salon Lafrance Funeral Home. During the post-service reception at the Legion, a lengthy letter of reminisceces faxxed to the Beger family from childhood friend Gracie West of Wellington, Ont. was read. Commemorative donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Canadian Cancer Society or the United Church.