Marilyn (MacDonald) Lamond

Décédé(e) le 16 février 2021


Marilyn passed away February 16th, 2021 in her 91st year after a short illness and a long, rich life. Her curious mind and artist’s soul will long be remembered by those left behind.

Surviving her loss are Cameron, her husband of 68 years, and children Donald (Susie), Susan, Bruce (Elaine), Ian (Hilary) and Mary Jane (Glen). Missed by grandchildren Robin (Jen), Cassie (John), Emily (Richard), Jake (Amanda), Bronwyn (Colten), William (Jess) and Ainsley as well as great-grandchildren Nora, Anya, Korben, Esmé, Theodore and Arwen. Also survived by brother Errol (Norma) MacDonald and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents David and Nellie MacDonald, Auntie Annie Wright, and her sister Janell Bell.

Marilyn was a graduate of The Thomas Moore Institute and up until her 85th year was a guide at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She was a member of the Women’s Art Society of Montreal and the associated studio group for many years.

Marilyn was a member of Mountainside United Church and counted among the congregation many valued friends.

Marilyn was an artist and over the years, through daily practice, produced an astonishing number of beautiful collages that reflected her inner and outer life. She loved music and was an accomplished pianist. She loved reading, reflecting and “telling about it” to paraphrase Mary Oliver, one of her favourite poets. Marilyn lived by Mary Oliver’s recipe for life “Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell About.”

Marilyn loved to travel and was fortunate to have visited most countries in Europe and the near east, and many cities in Canada and the United States.

Up until the last few years of her life spent her summers in Nova Scotia; in early years with five children in tow and in later years with her husband Cameron in their beloved “Big Bungalow” on the Mira river on Cape Breton Island.

The family will gather March 5th, 2021 at 2 p.m. and invite friends and relatives to join them via internet livestream from Collins, Clarke, MacGillivray, White Funeral Homes (https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/25012) In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to Prospect Belvedere Services Corporation, 4505 Ste. Catherine St. West, Westmount, QC, H3Z 1R9 would be appreciated.


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Marilyn (MacDonald) Lamond

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Mike and Heather-Ann Dawson

mars 1, 2021

Cam and family: We always enjoyed our times with Marilyn . She was a very classy and interesting woman and we are sure she will be sadly missed but long remembered.
Mike and Heather-Ann

Thelma Savelson

février 28, 2021

From the early '90's until just a few years ago, Marilyn would join us for 20 Wednesday mornings each year at the Church of Ste. Columba on Hingston Ave. in NDG where, the Women's Art Studio of Montreal, once the studio group of the Women's Art Society, met. She would arrive dressed in an outfit of eye-pleasing co-ordinated colours adorned with beautifully crafted jewellery, usually earrings and a necklace or brooch. Her hairdo was always the same elegant upswept style. She carried her art supplies which often included a large bag filled with scraps of colourful paper. She lamented that this was just one of the many such bags that took up a lot of space at home. The morning would start with coffee and chit-chat which might include Marilyn's report of her summer in Nova Scotia with Cameron and the family. Or it might be something about Brockville. She talked lovingly of her children. The morning sessions were varied. No matter what the theme was, Marilyn's first images eventually transformed into wonderful abstractions over which she created her collage. Once or twice she posed for us as we did quick sketches. She occasionally gave a workshop in collage. When I first learned of her passing, I could hear her soft voice with its musical inflections.
As the family adapts to life without your beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister may you find comfort in the meaningful memories that you share and strength in each other.
My condolences,
Thelma Savelson

Michel Drapeau

février 27, 2021

Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved wife Marilyn.Colette and I have always enjoyed being in your company over the years.
Michel Drapeau

Joyce Schaaf

février 24, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was a lovely , kind and thoughtful lady. Our friendship goes all the way back to Halifax. Her Aunt Annie was my grade 4 teacher. I have been fortunate to be the recipient of Marilyn’s hospitality . We shared a common love for Miss Wright. I will always remember my first day at St. Andrew’s Westmount. I was introduced to the congregation and afterwards Marilyn came up to me ,with such friendship and said “Are you Aunt Annie’s Joyce”. She knew that Miss Wright had a friend/ student in Montreal. We had only spoken on the phone when Miss Wright visited. She made me feel at home that first day. I shall miss seeing that beautiful lady with her individual personality and style.
My deepest sympathy to Cam and all the family.
God Bless,
Joyce Schaaf

Rebecca Butler

février 20, 2021

Aunt Marilyn was beautiful inside and out. She had the most exquisite, artistic style, and she was extraordinarily kind and gentle. My mother Janell loved her so much. It gives me peace to think of them rejoined in heaven. My heart goes out to Uncle Cameron and my cousins and Canadian family.
With love,
Rebecca Butler