March 17, 1923 – June 19, 2019
Marion Patricia Staples (nee Olds) passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019, at the age of 96.
Predeceased in death by her cherished husband Clayton Staples, her parents Hattie and Charles Olds, sister Ellen Stone and brothers Bill, Chuck, Frank, Tom, Jim, Stan, and Ken Olds. She will be forever missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson Street E. in Ancaster, on July 13th at 1:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA.
- Hamilton/Burlington SPCA
- Celebration of her Life Saturday, July 13, 2019
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July 12, 2019
Aunt Marion is now at peace but she will be greatly missed. Truly the matriarch of the Olds family in her awareness of all the going ons, and the wise advice she gave. You got to be real with Marion; she was a smart lady and paid attention to everything you said. I'll miss her steady gaze, ready smile and wit.
July 11, 2019
Miss us being silly on Snapchat xoxo
July 10, 2019
Marion was the person everyone needs in their life, and I am thankful she was in mine.
From skinned knees, learning to roller skate, until her first car; from believing all boys were like pesky little brothers, until we changed our minds; she was always there.
Once when we both had colds my mother called us Sniff and Snuff and that's what we were from then on; but we could never decide which was which.
She loved all animals, but her passion was cats; her big, lovely, blonde persian she named Bing after her favourite singer, Bing Crosby. She could play the big band songs on the piano, also whistle through her fingers, which I could never do.
Mrs Olds was not well and Marion was often not able to join in teen activities, but she never complained.
Our childhood dreams, our teenage hopes and woes, were easier to face when shared. Over the years, even when many miles separated us, letters kept us in touch.
Everyone should have a Marion in their life, I am thankful she is part of mine.
July 1, 2019
I remember at ages 12 to 14 sharing Aunt Marion s birthdays on Glovers Road. Grandma Olds would bake her a special green iced cake on St Patrick's Day. After dinner we would sit and watch Perry Mason. She loved a good mystery.
Aunt Marion reminded me of Lucielle Ball with her humour and comical ways if telling stories of growing up in the large Olds family of 7 brothers and 1 sister. The word Pluckhead sticks in my mind.
Uncle Clatyon came into her life , You could see the stars in her eyes struck by the thunderbolt of love.
I recall dancing to the Limbo at her wedding in late December, One of the happiest days of her life.
Aunt Marion gave her steadfast love , great advice, humour in both good and difficult times through the course of my life.
During my stay in Sault St. Marie she would call to say 3 simple words. " I love you"
She shared her poems. She wrote simple heartfelt funny creative poetry I loved the time I spent listening to her recite with such enthusiasm.
A true inspiration .
Family was the most important aspect of her life.
She was there for all of us especially when we needed good advice.
She was a woman of dignity wisdom generosity and faith.
My daughter Gen loved meeting her Christmas Eve of 2011.
She will be missed by all of our family ,her nieces nephews, and life long friends.
Happy Canada Day Aunt Marion I know you are now with the rest of our passed on loved ones. Just make sure you don t play Euchre with Dad. In God s paradise.
Niece Cathy 🙄😥
June 30, 2019
Aunt Marion will be greatly missed by everyone who was part of her life. Of course that includes all the animals she loved and supported.
I have known Marion since I was very young. My uncle Clayton was my mother's brother. When he first brought Aunt Marion over to our house, I immediately adored her, she was so sweet and she always brought sweets! As time progressed she became Uncle Clayton’s wife and my Aunt Marion.
Aunt Marion, loving, supportive extremely smart with a great sense of humour, which came in handy to win Uncle Claytons heart – which she did – they were loyal, supportive and always there for each other, no matter what life threw at them. They grew together, they loved together.
Aunt Marion understood the young, the old the good and those who had lost their way. It did not matter what walk of life you came from, she was accepting and respectful.
I could talk to her about anything and she was always there to listen, to care, to share advice but never judge.
Aunt Marion knew how to live life righteously, to love completely to care and to share the abundant gifts that god gave her.
Her faith carried her through whatever the good Lord brought her to! We know that she will find peace and joy and everlasting life in her home in God’s kingdom
Love Lynn, Rob and Family
June 27, 2019
My Dear Great Aunt Marion
I was so lucky to be apart of her life ,the past 7 years especially. She was so special, she was more than an aunt, more than my grandfather’s sister who spoke just like him in telling me the stories of the Olds Family, she was my confident and felt like a girlfriend for she would always light up when I visit her with her favourite pink carnations. I still stop by the site of Larry’s Tavern and tell my children how special it was to stop here for for her hot roast beef with my grandfather on the way to the Camp.
I will miss her dearly but know she is at peace with all the Family that has gone before us.
Much Love to Our Great Aunt
June 25, 2019
She is the very last of her generation in our family. The last of 9 children. I want you to know how incredibly lucky I have been to have had her in my life. She has enriched my life and all those who knew and loved her. She was our family's go to girl. She knew what everyone was up to, who had a baby, who worked where, who was getting married, where everyone lived and their Birthdays and anniversaries. In her 97th year she could talk politics with anyone, work her Ipad, shop on line and know where all the best deals were and if you needed to know who to call for what she'd be the girl to call. She had a deep belief in God and placed herself in his hands without question. She always gave good old fashioned sound advise on everything, when asked. The kind of advise that was so obviously simple and yet somehow you never thought of it yourself. If she didn't like something you knew it and could laugh at herself along with you. She gave love unconditionally and was what the world needs most....a peacemaker. She hated contention. She kept relevant and in touch with the world. If her body would have let her she would shop till she dropped, dance till she fainted and laugh till she cried. You were my first phone call in the morning and my last at night. How will I ever ever get along without you? Thank you Auntie for everything you have done for me and my family. We all love you so very, very much. It has been an absolute honor to have shared your last moments here on earth. My second mom. I will miss you forever.
June 25, 2019
Aunt Marion is the very last of her generation in our family. The last of 9 children. I want you to know how incredibly lucky I have been to have had her in my life. She has enriched my life and all those who knew and loved her. She was our family's go to girl. She knew what everyone was up to, who had a baby, who worked where, who was getting married, where everyone lived and their Birthdays and anniversaries. In her 97th year she could talk politics with anyone, work her Ipad, shop on line and know where all the best deals were and if you needed to know who to call for what, she'd be the girl to call. She had a deep belief in God and placed herself in his hands without question. She always gave good old fashioned sound advise on everything, when asked. The kind of advise that was so obviously simple and yet somehow you never thought of it yourself. If she didn't like something you knew it and could laugh at herself along with you. She gave love unconditionally and was what the world needs most....a peacemaker. She hated contention. She kept relevant and in touch with the world. If her body would have let her she would shop till she dropped, dance till she fainted and laugh till she cried. You were my first phone call in the morning and my last at night. How will I ever ever get along without you? Thank you Auntie for everything you have done for me and my family. We all love you so very, very much. It has been an absolute honor to have shared your last moments here on earth. My second mom. I will miss you forever.
Maria & Anna Piques
June 25, 2019
It was a pleasure getting to know you Marion .Always loving and kind We will miss you a lot but we know you are in a better place. RIP You stay in our hearts forever 🙏🙏
June 24, 2019
Auntie Marion, your kind and generous spirit gave me a safe space to explore writing and learn more about my dear family. You gently guided me and built up my confidence to make the move into my second career. I am amazed at your insatiable sense of adventure, regardless of age, and will carry your good sense with me wherever I go.
June 24, 2019
Heaven has gain one of God’s most amazing angels , honestly Marion it has been an amazing 4 years of knowing you and us looking after one another . Treating me like the granddaughter Of your own ,the memories & life advice you have given me I will cherish forever , RIP my sweet lady until we meet again love you💕😢
June 24, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss, even though I haven’t seen my aunt now in several years I saw her a lot when I was growing up her husband was my mother‘s brother, aunt Marianne was always so kind and I really love spending time with her she will be greatly missed. I am glad to hear that she had a large wonderful family to help look after her that gives me and everyone comfort I am sure take care Shelley Marshall Sannutto
June 23, 2019
My Mother who is 89, Elsie Mitchell and Auntie Marion worked at Westinghouse years ago and became best of friends. She knew all of us, children of Elsie's from the time we were all born. I worked with her and Uncle Clayton at Larry's Tavern for 3 years. What a riot she was. Especially when all the doors were locked and we three got into the joy juice. My Mother Elsie in turn bought Larry's Tavern off of Marion and Clayton in 1976. My Husband Paul and I bought the restaurant in 1991. Marion was one of my children's godparents as was Clayton. Loved them both very much. And always thought Auntie Marion was a re-incarnate of a cat. She adored them and mimicked them so amusingly. She made me laugh every time I was around her. Thankyou Marion for being part of my Mother's and my families life. Love you
June 23, 2019
Words can never convey the deep loss I feel of losing auntie Marion. What she was to me was “everything beautiful” as a mother is. She was this to me and many other cousins.
Loving, supportive, always there in good timed and bad, a voice of reason, and humour and a listening ear and best friend.
I am happy she is now reunited with her siblings dancing with the angels even though she will be missed so much.
June 23, 2019
I will deeply miss you Marion your kindness .always loving i know you are in a better place where u wont suffer dance with the angels .All is well with my soul till we meet again RIP with Marion on her 95th birthday
June 23, 2019
In 1941 when I was six years old and living in Waterdown, dad arranged to have Aunt Marion, then 18, come to be my babysitter. She was to take the Waterdown bus from Hamilton and phone dad when she arrived. However, she got on the wrong bus and ended up in Guelph. She called dad telling him she was in Guelph. I still remember dad replying incredulously, "GUELPH?".
This became a running joke by Uncle Frank, who, every time he met Aunt Marion, would shout "GUELPH?".
June 22, 2019
Great Aunt Marion and Uncle Clayton! You helped me grow and understand adult responsibilities as a kid growing up! When ever I had disagreements with my parents and showed up on your doorstep as next door neighbours in Katrine you assisted me! I will never forget your kindness.! You are one of a kind!!
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