Born in Timmins, February 24, 1940 to Mary and Alexander Forsyth.
The oldest of 7 children, went to work in Huntsville, met and married Russell “Bud” Payne.
Graduating Teachers College, Margaret went to work for the East Parry Sound School board and remained there in different departments until retirement.
She is predeceased by her husband, eldest son Eric (Kimmee) and youngest son Donald.
Survived by sons Paul (Dong) and Jamie (Suzette) and her Grandchildren, Krystal, Jaime, Connor, Zoe, James and Bud, as well as Great Grandson Xavier.
Margaret had a passion for sports, gardening, education and family.
Margaret received the greatest care and compassion from the wonderful staff of Nipissing Manor. Our family would like to thank them for all they did.
In lieu of donations or flowers, the family would ask that you find it in your hearts to perform an act of kindness for someone that needs it.