Margaret H. Henke
Margaret Helen Henke (Webster), 80, passed away peacefully at her home in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tuesday, February 23 rd .
Born in London, Ontario, Canada to Edward and Isabella Webster, Margaret
was the third child of two older brothers Roderick and William and younger
Margaret met the love of her life, Rick Henke, while working in the children’s
toy business in the 1980’s. Later they moved to the Boston, Massachusetts
area where they built a life and businesses together and married.
Margaret will be remembered by her seven children Gary, David, Nancy, Rob
(and wife Erica), Evan (and wife Raysa), Laura (and husband Paul) and
Charlene (and husband Ryan) as a gentle, nurturing, poised and elegant,
soft-spoken and loving mother who always taught them principals of
honesty, integrity, perseverance and to live life to the fullest. She also loved
and gave love abundantly to her fourteen grandchildren Whitney (and
husband Adam), Brianne, Lindsay (and partner Kenny), Sloane, Rock, Jade,
Benjamin, Claire, Sam, Charlotte, Isabella, Remy, Mia, Theo, all of whom she
encouraged to appreciate art, music and culture with her always educational
and thoughtful gifts, trips to museums and art exhibits. Her two great-
grandchildren Miles and Benny will remember her loving tone and sweet
songs that she would sing to them. As well, Margaret will be lovingly
remembered by her two stepsons Simon (and wife Sonja) and Jonathan (and
wife Rachel) and their children Erik, Elsa, Lukas, Alice, Oliver, Linus and
Margaret, mom and nana will be dearly missed.
Due to Margaret’s passion for children’s education and literature the family
is asking that any kind memorial donation be directed to the non-profit
organization Reach Out and Read on her behalf.
A virtual memorial service will be held Saturday, March 13 th at 2pm via Zoom
Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.