Marion Grace Aitkin

December 8, 1919May 17, 2013

Marion Grace Aitkin was born on December 8, 1919 and passed away on May 17, 2013.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 24, 2013

Marion Grace Aitkin

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Rick Ziemski

May 25, 2013

In many ways Marion Aitkin epitomized what was best about growing up on Ann Street. She was always there with a smile and kind word for each and every one of us kids, all while keeping a watchful eye to ensure we stayed out of trouble. I am grateful to have known Marion and to have grown up with the wonderful family that she raised with such love and care. Her kids were her life garden.

Aitkin Kids, your Mom's spirit will always be a part of all us Ann Street kids.


Rick Ziemski

Christine Barrie-Miller

May 24, 2013

I remember Aunt Marion as always positive, full of humour, and loving to visit. She had a keen interest in everything and I always ended up laughing along with her about something. I'll miss her at family gatherings.

May 23, 2013

Such a keen mind and big smile.Loved to visit .She is so missed.Brother George

Lisa and Ian Wood

May 23, 2013

As anyone who has lived around Marion knows, she modelled how to be a wonderful neighbour. She was the first to welcome me with open arms when I moved to the street and from the get-go gave me valuable gardening tips. She inspired me to grow my own front yard garden when I moved that is more à la Arthur White than the tame gardens on my new street. Marion taught me to think of even the birds by leaving the dead echinacea so they would have seeds to eat. I am grateful to have known such a thoughtful, joyful,and inspirational woman. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family.

May 23, 2013

My little sister will be sorely missed.
Big brother Bill

May 22, 2013

We will always fondly remember Marion as she was such an inspiration to all of the neighbourhood "kids" that grew up on wonderful ANN STREET. She taught me to be curious about music and to play the piano, she taught me how to interested in crafting with my own hands, she taught me that cooking can be fun and that gardens are a gift for the eyes and the stomach. I thank you Marion. We will miss you.
Our deepest sympathy to all of the Aitkin family.
Irene (Ziemski) & Andy Loucks

Chris Ziemski

May 22, 2013

Marion's smile and inquisitive caring way will be so sorrowfully missed by all the neighbours on good ole Arthut White Ave. Or, should I say Ann St. as it was so oftly referred to by our dearest guardian of the neighbourhood! We will truly miss her and will never forget her and her beautiful gardens. Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the whole Aitkin family who with her great love made Arthur White Ave. its very own family.

Cathy Redden

May 22, 2013

There are so many memories of Aunt Marion that have surfaced in the last few days. She was the Aunt with red hair like Mum's that shared her love of dance and playing crazy duets on the piano..... The Aunt who could weave belts and bags and braid rugs that were large enough to fit an entire room....and the Aunt whose love of fun, good times and family was always evident. Family get togethers won't be the same. Cathy (Down) Redden

Ron Sage

May 21, 2013

She was a great member of the Community and will sadly be missed. I always enjoyed our conversations with her at the Dickie Settlement Reunions. Ron and Terrie Sage and Arlene Jackson

Sandra Sutherland

May 18, 2013

Marion's joie de vivre was an inspiration to me. She was a wonderful person, so lively and inquisitive and eager for knowledge. May all the family be comforted at your time of loss.