OBITUARY

Marilyn Louise McKee

13 June , 196428 January , 2019

Marilyn Louise McKee June 13, 1964 - January 28, 2019 The family are saddened to announce the passing of Marilyn Louise McKee on Monday, January 28, 2019, at her home in Rockglen, Saskatchewan at the age of 54 years. She was surrounded by the love of her family and her companion kitties. Marilyn was born in Rockglen, Sask. on June 13, 1964, the third child of Leo and Beverly McKee. She was the little sister to Thomas and Brenda. She was raised on the McKee family farm which gave her a strong devotion to hard work and the love of nature. After high school Marilyn moved to Regina, where she attended the University of Regina, and then graduated from Wascana Institute with her dental assistant certificate. She was married to Ward Harden from 1984 to 2011. During this time, she raised three active boys on a busy sheep ranch, with a huge garden and a close-knit community of friends. The neighbours knew the coffee was on and when a fresh batch of cinnamon buns or a chocolate cake was ready to serve. Quilting became a passion, and she left lasting memories sewn up in many projects. In 2011 Marilyn moved to town and purchased a new house, where she continued her passion of growing vegetables and flowers, with a special interest in roses and lilies. She turned her yard into a park. She worked at Borderland Veterinary Clinic, the Grasslands Health Centre, and Prairie South School Division. Because of her kind nature, she built wonderful friendships with co-workers and neighbours in town, while keeping her valued friendships from her farm years intact. She was predeceased by her grandparents: Howard & Mary McKee, and Dave & Hilda Layton (McKee), as well as her father, Leo McKee. Marilyn will be sadly missed by those she leaves behind. This includes her three sons and four grandchildren; Ben Harden from Coronation, Alta. with children Chanelle Grant, Emily Harden and Gabe Harden; Dale Harden (Samme Henley) of Glentworth, Sask.; and Michael & Emily-Kay Harden of Rockglen and their daughter Rebecca. She also survived by her mother, Bev McKee of Assiniboia, Sask., her brother Thomas & JoAnne McKee of Rockglen and her sister Brenda & Ken French of Medicine Hat, Alta., as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. A huge thank you to Shannon Stewart and the Five Hills Home Care team, as well as Dr. V. Carulei and the Allan Blair Cancer Centre. Those wishing to donate in Marilyn’s memory, can do so to the Rockglen Beautification Committee. A Celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held at the Rockglen Community Hall on Saturday February 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Please come casual and bring your favorite stories to share. A private family interment will follow in the spring. Expressions of sympathy for the Harden and McKee family may be shared at www.rossfuneralservice.com. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 2 February , 2019
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Marilyn Louise McKee

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Donna and Murray Flotre

3 February 2019

We were so saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was so resilient and able to find happiness and joy in all things. Brenda, I’m sure you will treasure the closeness you had with her during her final months and Bev, in the knowledge that you raised a strong and beautiful person who met her life with gentleness and thoughtfulness.
To all her family, I hope you will soon find your sadness replaced with many happy memories and when tears flow less frequently and you are looking at a quilt she made, or a rose she loved, you will smile.
Our hearts are with you
Donna and Murray Flotre

Rick Pituley

1 February 2019

We will miss Marilyn’s infectious smile, she was a wonderful neighbor and a true friend.

The coffee and or tea pot was in fact always on and we shared many a cup with her. Hopefully we will be able to share one more tomorrow.....weather permitting. In case we are unable to attend the memorial service I wish to extend my sympathy to Bev, Tom & Joanne, Brenda & Ken, Ben, Dale and Mike and Emily Kay.

Janice and jim Somers

1 February 2019

So sorry to hear of Marilyns passing—-a way to soon, She was a beautiful person, inside and out, a sweet lady that was so well liked. Mum thought so highly of Marilyn so will pass on Mum,s condolences as well..Hugs to all the family and to you Bev especially. We should not have to out live our children.
Jim and Jan Somers

Anthony and Gisele BurnayVaags

1 February 2019

Sending our heartfelt condolences to Marilyn's family.
We will certainly miss Marilyn's smiling face at Holiday occasions we shared with her at Joanne and Tom's.
I remember Marilyn as a beautiful soul in so many ways --friendly, easy going and creative .

Stu and Jacquie Pollock

31 January 2019

So saddened with the loss of a lovely lady Marilyn was a gem who touched the hearts of anyone she met.We feel blessed to have known Marilyn.Our love and thoughts to the Mc Kee family

Anne STEWART

31 January 2019

Marilyn was such a strong lovely lady. I knew her as a wonderful co worker and as a kind and caring friend. She was always supportive and someone I went to for advice and encouragement. I will miss her lovely smile,contagious laugh and her wise ways.

carmen burnay

31 January 2019

I was fortunate to share a few family get togethers with Marilyn over the years. (the Burnays and McKees) When I think of Marilyn, I think of her smile that would always greet you. She was such a warm and friendly person. I had great admiration for how talented she was (quilting, sewing, gardening) and her ability to tackle any challenge that came her way. To all the Mckee family, I am so sorry for your loss as I know how much she was cherished in your family.

Ernie and Anita Fisher

31 January 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Marilyns family. Her bubbly personality brought joy to everyone she would come in contact with. She kept her upbeat attitude throughout her battle and is one of the strongest people we have ever known. We will miss you Marilyn until we meet again !

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