Marion Elizabeth Sayeau

31 March, 193424 March, 2021
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We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved mother Marion Elizabeth Sayeau (nee: Harrington) went home to Jesus on March 24, 2021 at the age of 86.

Marion was born March 31, 1934 in Iroquois, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband, Willis Clifford Sayeau. Loving mother of Marion’s boys: Steven (Christine), Brian (Tammy), Michael (Lena) and Carl. Grandmother to Carrie, Brent, Zachary, Selina, Peter, Lydia and Rachael and Great-Grandmother to Sheridan, Grayson, Hudson and Bennett.

Marion and her family moved from Iroquois to Oshawa in 1953 and then to Mitchell’s Corners, Ontario in 1959 where they built the home she resided in for the rest of her life. Besides raising her family, Marion volunteered her spare time between her church and community.

In addition to being a dedicated wife and loving mother, throughout her entire life Marion also held an unwavering faith in God and loved to share her faith with those who surrounded her. Her favourite times were spent teaching Bible studies to the children and adults at King Street Pentecostal Church, Zion United Church, Mitchells Corners School and in her home.

Marion joins her husband, Willis, her parents, Edgar Alfred and Elsie Harrington (nee: Chase) and her brothers, Carl and Howard Harrington and two brothers from infancy in Heaven.

Due to COVID, there will be no visitation. A private funeral with immediate family will be held at Courtice Funeral Home on March 29, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and will be live streamed and can be viewed using the following link:

Interment at Zion Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Carriage Country Baptist Church or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

We wish to thank the nursing and medical staff on 6G & 8G at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa for all the care you provided to our mother during her illness.

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• (Matthew 5:5). “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” • (Psalm 23) “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” • (Psalm 91) “I will say of thee Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”



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Christopher Hircock

6 April 2021

Marion was always full of love and kindness .I learned bible study as a child from her but she glowed with goodness always .Mother in law to my sister Debbie who passed in1986 she has been part of our family continuously.Willis always found time to help neighborhood kids or myself or Anyone with Car problems and jokes of plenty. They are both finest people there mom is sad to hear about Marion her good friend .mike You're my brother inlaw always and i feel Marion is a saint and I have alot of respect for acts of goodness and is family to my family always.

Mary Farrell

2 April 2021

Forty six years of friendship with a life time of the experiences we have shared in our Christian walk and we had so much fun together.

The one memory of Marion's teachings was with flannel grass stories, which she asked me to do at her home. I knew the story well, but had never used flannel grass and put the figures in the wrong places. Much to the laughter of the children.

It was a wonderful friendship with lots of memories.

With lots of love to you all,
Mary and Larry Farrell

Carol Jerome

30 March 2021

Marion or as I called here Mrs Sayeau was a wonderful lady. When I was living in Mitchells, my maiden name was Thompson. My dad and Willas drove to work together. Marion and I had many conversations on the bible and she passed that along to me. She was so smart.

She is by her Lord. May all of is remember her ministry. May we meet again. Please say hi to my Mom.

Steve Farrell

29 March 2021

People you encounter on the path of life may affect you on your journey. Their greatest gift to you, is leaving you with a memory that you will never forget. Memories to make you smile, cry, laugh or impart a wisdom that you can share with someone else. Your memory of them, ensures they will live on as you remember them.

I remember Aunt Marion working hard to help the Indigenous people in Northern Ontario. I remember attending bible classes at her home. I remember picking up Carl for overnight fishing trips at Wilmot Creek and the smell of a busy kitchen.

When we first started attending King St. (Pentecostal Church). Mom and Aunt Marion would take turns driving. I remember Aunt Marion and Mom being called the M & M's, yes like the candy! Both were sweet and one was a little nutty! If you remember way back then, you'll know who was who. I remember sitting in the back seat of that big Oldsmobile Delta 88, while mom and Aunt Marion talked about the Lord and the church. Sometimes they would be so involved in their chats, I was certain God was the co-pilot! Just ask Carl and my brother Paul. I remember playing pranks and joking around with Aunt Marion she would simply reply with... "Oh Steven, you are going to be a comedian when you grow up." Sadly, that didn't happen.

Aunt Marion was positive, patient, kind and she loved everyone unconditionally. Although I will miss Aunt Marion, she will always be remembered fondly.

Love; Steve, Kim, Ryan, Keegan Farrell

John Laari

29 March 2021

Marion will always be fondly remembered in our hearts & thoughts. She was everything that was shared in the lovely service which we viewed online, & more. She was a wonderful person, loved & adored by all who knew her. She always had a smile, & a word of encouragement to give to others. We will remember her love of the Lord, whom she served with joy. She delighted in hearing & talking about Jesus, & in joining others in communing with Him. She put her faith into action, giving, sharing, & doing whatever was needed. The parcels she sent to our native peoples in the north were remarkable... all done as a labour of love.
"Enter thou into the presence of your Lord, Marion". Today heaven rejoices in the radiance & beauty of your presence!
Our deepest condolences & love to Steven, Michael, Brian, Carl & all Marion's grand- & great grandchildren & loved ones.
- Sincerely, John & Chrissie Laari & family

Prnny Criss

29 March 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with all of the family in these tough times. We have had many amazing times with the Sayeau family living in Zion. We were the lucky ones to have you guys as fantastic neighbour and most of all good close friends over the years.

Penny and Terry Cross
Shannon Marc and Eoin
Andrew Jacquie and Graesen

Roberta Clark

29 March 2021



Tracy Ellsmore (Horrocks)

28 March 2021

Growing up at Mitchels Corners, "Aunt Marion" was my adopted Mother. Always a place of refuge, always a big smile, a hug "how are you dear", encouraging words, and never making you feel you were not important.

Along with taking care of "her boys" and Uncle Willis, she had energy, a willingness to throw herself into so much along with different bible studies and church functions over the years, clothing for missions, and so much more, never expecting anything in return.

Yes, she had health issues, but I don't remember her letting them get her down, or stopping her from sharing about Jesus and His love.

I remember once when she was in ICU, I told the nurses I was her adopted daughter when they asked if I was family-they let me in.

Thanks Aunt Marion for your love, you did so much for me. Love and miss you.


28 March 2021

In 1979, my family and I moved to Mitchell Corners, right next door to Marion and her family. Best neighbours ever! Marion was always a very kindhearted, caring and giving person, and she was always very generous with her hugs.

We love you and we miss you, but we know that you are in a better place now, reunited with your dear husband Willis.

Our sincere condolences to the Sayeau family. Heaven has truly gained a very special Angel.

Bruna Vitale
Deborah Brunt

Todd and Charlotte Korson

28 March 2021

Marion was such a warm, caring Christian lady. We shall miss her very much at our church, but we rejoice that she is at home now with our Lord.

We wish her family comfort and strength at this time.

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