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Maggi Best

Maggi Jane Best, born March 23, 1982 in Huntsville, passed away May 10, 2018 in Barrie.

Survived by her children, Talon Branch and Summer Best, and stepson, Joey Branch.  Predeceased by husband Paul Branch.

Daughter of Pat and Garry Best and sister to Evan Trapp (Roz) and Keith Ryan (Chris). She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

Maggi was kind, caring and a bright light who deeply loved her children and her dogs but was unable to escape her demons.  She will remain forever in our hearts.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, cremation has taken place. 

Internment at Hutcheson Cemetery to take place at a later date.  

Memorial donations may be made to The Table Soup Kitchen or Chrysalis Women’s Shelter. 



Rest in peace, Mags. 

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Clark & Debbie Court
Posted: 6/13/2018 5:03:00 PM
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter Maggi. Please accept our deepest condolences. If there is anything we can do to help please do not hesitate to ask.
Deb & Clark
Pat and Dan
Posted: 6/2/2018 6:53:00 PM
I pray for comfort for the family and may Maggie find the peace she so often craved.RIP .
Kerri and David Brooks
Posted: 6/2/2018 9:54:00 AM
Maggie had a huge heart and we’ll miss her beautiful soul, sending thoughts and prayers to Pat and Gary and family❤️
Jennifer McCague (Buss)
Posted: 5/30/2018 11:12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss...
Wayne Brandt
Posted: 5/28/2018 9:50:00 PM
This whole thing saddens me I drove Maggie and Paul around for over a year and they paid me what they could even bought me xmas presants they were kind to me and really cared about there kids and ofcourse there dogs I just don't know what to say except its is so damn sad
Pat and Dan
Posted: 5/27/2018 2:44:00 PM
Sometimes I am at a loss for words. This is a tragedy all the way around. May the family find solace in knowing there is finally peace for her, and that some of us who knew her, will be learning a valuable lesson when we realize how vulnerable we all really are.
Mike and Pennie Wainman
Posted: 5/25/2018 11:56:00 PM
Dear Pat and Garry and all your family,
So very saddened to hear of Maggi's passing. I remember when you guys lived in the house in front of Logging Chain. Full of antiques and love. We were in the kitchen and Garry was going tof show me something high on a shelf. He pulled a stool out to reach it and Maggi said in her little Cindy Lou Who voice " Be Tareful Dad " ! .....I still use that in conversation to this day...Be Tareful... We love you guys..
And Evan... I know what it 's like to lose a Sister..Stay Strong
Sincerely, Mike and Pennie Wainman
Posted: 5/23/2018 9:40:00 PM
Pat and Garry, I am so sorry to learn of Maggi’s passing. Hoping you find peace and strength in knowing that others care. I will be thinking of you and sending prayers and love.

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