It is with deep sorrow that we announce Marion’s passing on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Scarborough General Hospital after a courageous battle with vascular disease. The family celebrates 94 years of a life well lived & one to be proud of! Lovingly remembered by sons Grant David, Graham John & Rosemarie and daughter, Laura Anne. Proud grandmother of David & Michael Magee, Danielle and Christian Alexander; great grandmother of Oscar and Henry; loving Aunt of Brent & Vicky Rombough, Garth & Julie Rombough, and Lynn & Michael Evans. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Ernie, with whom she enjoyed 67 wonderful years of marriage.
Born on July 17, 1928, Marion grew up and went to school in Winnipeg graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1949. She was on the student council as well as a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. She spent a year as a Home Economist with Manitoba Hydro & in 1951 moved to Toronto as a Food Editor of Chatelaine Magazine for 3 years.
Marion met John Ernest (Ernie) Magee in her University days and on September 12, 1953, they were married in their hometown in Winnipeg. In their first year of marriage, Ernie was transferred to Moose Jaw where Marion then took on the challenge of social work with the wards of the government for two years. They had another transfer back to Winnipeg before finally moving to Toronto where they purchased a home in the O’Connor Hills area of Toronto, raised their three children, and lived happily ever since. In those days, Marion & Ernie loved to entertain & attend popular live theatre productions.
Both Marion & Ernie grew up enjoying their respective family cottages, so in 1963, when the children were still young, they bought a small cottage in Haliburton. For over 60 years, they loved cottage life with their summers at the lake, swimming, boating & waterskiing. They entertained their cottage friends as well as city friends who came for the weekend.
As travelling was a big part of their lives, she and Ernie planned a trip to another part of the world each year. The Taj Mahal in India was the shining star for them. Marion wrote articles about their trips for the Canadian magazine called “Travel Scoop” for over 20 years. She was a Charter member of Donminster United, later to be Jubilee United. She was an active member of the University Canada West, her beloved Bridge Club and the Milne House Garden Club for nearly 30 years.
Marion’s special hobby was designing hasty notes and place cards with her pressed flowers. If you have been fortunate to receive one as a thank-you or in recognition of a special occasion, you will treasure it as a keepsake from this fine lady who always showed a genuine interest in all of her family and friends and their activities. Marion cared for them deeply and always thought the best of people. She was a special lady who loved life and was always there for others. She touched the lives of all she knew; She will be greatly missed by many.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Jubilee United Church (jublieeunited.ca) would be appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at https://www.jerrettlife.com/