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Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Chapel

1309 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

OBITUARY

Marion Staples

March 17, 1923June 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.

Services

  • Celebration of her Life Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

Marion Staples

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Melanie Olds

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.

Jenn Mckinnon

July 11, 2019

Miss us being silly on Snapchat xoxo

Jean Burt

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.

Cathy Brims

July 1, 2019

Aunt Mation
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 🙄😥

Lynn Hurlbut

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

Alban Olds

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

Alban Olds

Sharon Browne

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.

Sharon Browne

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 🙏🙏

Karen Wesseling

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.

FROM THE FAMILY