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Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON

OBITUARY

Marion Janet Parkinson

September 25, 1936February 10, 2020
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Marion on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Loving sister to Katherine Francom (nee Bregman) and sister-in-law to Jim Arbuckle, dear aunt to David (Cielo), Chris (Sandra), Andrew (Tanya), and great-aunt to Olivia, Kira, Austin and Josh. Marion is predeceased by her husband Roger, parents Jacob and Janet (nee Stahlschmidt), sister Nancy, brother-in-law John Francom, nieces Alana and Kennedy and nephew Michael.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. with one hour of visitation beginning at 12 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Road, Cambridge. Marion will be laid to rest following the service at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge.

As expressions of sympathy, donations made in Marion's memory to The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation or to Trinity Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Fred Lashbrook

February 19, 2020

I have many past memories of Marion and myself some 60 odd years ago. We had many good times together however we both ended up going our separate ways. It is only recently that we were together to go over the old days and it is now hard to believe that she is gone. It is a sad time for us all when we only have the memories.
Fred Lashbrook

Barry McIsaac

February 14, 2020

Marion was one of the most faithful supporters of the Afri-nanas of Cambridge, the local chapter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's "Grandmothers-to-Grandmothers" campaign. We could count on her attendance at all our events, as well as her generous material support. For many years she even donated the pickles and olives to the annual Card Party lunch! Although she never formally joined the group, she knew that we considered her a "Grand-Other". She will be missed.
Barry McIsaac
Past Chair, Afri-nanas of Cambridge

Kenneth Bregman

February 14, 2020

I'll miss you "Auntie" Marion. From opening your Castlefrank area apartment to us when we'd come to visit, to the bagels, salmon and jarlsberg cheese on Sundays. Even telling me that Jesus dried your wet dished in the rack while we were out.
-Kenneth

Our sincerest condolences.
Pieter, Kenneth, and Sandra Bregman

Cielo Arbuckle

February 14, 2020

Our Marion - an aunt, grand-aunt, sister, sister-in-law, daughter and dear friend - will forever be in our hearts and memories. We will remember and cherish her kindness, selflessness, generosity and adventurous nature.

We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it's a part of life. Our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn Marion's death, we also celebrate her life. May she rest in peace.

The Arbuckle Family (Dave, Cielo, Austin, Josh and Jim)

Bill Bartels

February 13, 2020

Marion was a positive active member of our Preston High School class (Class of 56). She really helped keep our school memories alive by being a major supporter of our class reunions which have been held every 5 years since graduation.
On behalf of our class members, I would like to remember Marion, and send ALL of our very sincere sympathy to her family.
We Love You Marion.
Your fellow PHS class member,
Bill Bartels & wife Eileen (nee Beaver)

Paola Harrison

February 12, 2020

Marion was a lovely neighbour of ours as we also live on Aberdeen Road South. We would always have very positive conversations, and she liked to share experiences of hers that would align with some of the things we shared about our lives. We will really miss seeing her specially while out on her neighbourhood walks. Our deepest condolences go to her family and closest friends.

Barb Crawford

February 11, 2020

Marion was a good, caring and long-time friend of my mother, Joyce Crawford. When I moved back to my hometown of Cambridge several years ago, I came to know Marion a little bit. I’d see Marion walking in the neighbourhood. We’d talk about books we were reading, and she was happy to share her latest read. For many years she was part of the infamous Hiking Herd, and until the last few years, she was a wonderful hostess for the annual Hiking Herd Christmas party. Marion’s love of gardening was well known, and it showed in her beautiful, tranquil backyard. My mother, my husband, Douglas, and I will miss Marion’s presence and her wonderful smile.

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