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Margaret Heckert, age 93, of Middlesex Twp., Valencia, passed away in the comfort of her home on Sunday evening, August 12, 2018.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on January 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John McConnell and Hilme Vahters Burrows.
A graduate of the Guelph General Hospital School of Nursing, she was a Registered Nurse, beginning her career at Monongahela Hospital, then West Penn Hospital, the former St. John’s Convalescent Unit in Valencia, before retiring in 1975 from St. Barnabas Home in Gibsonia.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibsonia.
An avid collector of Antique Dolls, she was a member of the Butler and Pittsburgh Doll Collector’s Club. She also enjoyed collecting buttons and was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Button Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Heckert, who she married on March 24, 1949 and who died on December 12, 1989 and by a son, John R. Heckert.
Surviving are a son, Thomas Heckert, with whom she made her home, and three brothers and their families, William Burrows, John Burrows and James Burrows, all in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Arrangements are private under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 116 Browns Hill Rd Valencia, PA 16059 or to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3832 Gibsonia Rd. Gibsonia, PA 15044.