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Margaret Dawne Stokes
  • February 28, 1937
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  • February 24, 2018

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Margaret Dawne Stokes, 80, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on February 24, 2018 at Hope Hospice. She was born on February 28, 1937 in Toronto, Canada to the late George and Louisa (Williams) Sexsmith.  In the 1970’s in Toronto, she was instrumental in creating the East Agincourt Community Association, the East Agincourt Softball Association, and she helped in purchasing playground equipment for C.D. Farquharson Public School.  She was an active fundraiser with her husband for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Canada.

After moving to Florida with her husband, she enjoyed planning a weekly community social event to encourage friends to mix and mingle, coordinated many bus trips to to the Immokalee Casino, and planed trips to Busch Gardens and a Caribbean Cruise that would bring neighbors together. She was one who cared about everyone else more than herself.  Margaret always enjoyed visiting with friends and family. She is survived by her son, Wayne T. Stokes; her brothers, George Sexsmith, Delbert Sexsmith, Frank Sexsmith; and her sister, Lois Smith. Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband Cyril Stokes who passed away in 2005

While flowers are appreciated (as Mom loved receiving them), donations may be made to Hope Hospice on HealthPark Circle in Fort Myers at donate.hopehcs.org. This organization took loving care of Mom in her final few days. The funeral service will take place on Saturday March 17 at 11:00am at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 2635 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901.


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  1. 06 Mar 2018
    Claude Wohlfeld says:
    Marg and Cy were the best friends we ever had.Many memories come to life.one of them was our weekly cheese and onion sandwiches in the Stoke’s kitchen along with a barrel of laughs.

  2. 06 Mar 2018
    Rob Wohlfeld says:
    Hi Wayne,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. I have known her since I was 5. Living only a few doors away then right next door on Tidworth
    Our family was close and she was like a second mother to me.
    She fed us during school lunch hour and watched us after school as we both probably drove her nuts with our antics.
    Your dad and her gave me my first full time job at FES which I greatly appreciated. She was always kind and positive. Your dad and her are together again forever. Stay strong my friend

  3. 06 Mar 2018
    Helen & Jim Sexsmith says:
    Wayne:
    Our thoughts are with you at this time. Your mother was a beautiful and wonderful loving person. She will be missed by many. May your heart soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the Soul of your loved one rest in eternal peace.

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