Marilyn R. Donovan

     It is with both sadness and joy that we announce the passing of a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Neighbour, and Friend.
Marilyn peacefully passed from Extendicare Port Hope into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on August 26, 2022, her sister Donna Leask’s 95th birthday.
     We celebrate her reunion with her beloved Bill, husband of 69 years, and all her previously deceased family and friends. Also missed by sister-in-law Jean (Donovan) Kirby.
Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother of:
Marcia Meyer (Ken), Jonathan, Stephanie MacLeod (Josh – Maeve, Leisel, Declan);
Kim, Brittany, Tara Towell (Moses – Revy, Hayden, Avery);
Jeff (Amy), Kyle (Andie – Kaje), Alexandria Pirrone (Frank – Avie), Andrew (Jessica), Lillie, Georgia, Aleyiah, Paytyn, Mia, Elliana, Maggie, Eve, Jackson, Sophia.
In keeping with Marilyn’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and
a Celebration of Life will be held
Sunday September 25, 2022
at 1:30 pm at the Tillsonburg Alliance Church,
270 Quarterline Rd., Tillsonburg, Ontario
preceded by Visitation at 1:00.
For those not able to attend, a livestream will be available at
Memorial donations in Marilyn’s honour can be made directly to Youth for Christ Tillsonburg or Alzheimer Society Oxford https:, or (by cheque) through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8, who have been entrusted with Final Arrangements.
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  • Sending Love, Prayers, and Condolences to the Whole Family. WE have lost a Dear Soul who leaves many memories to share. Rest now in Peace. You are in the most amazing Hands now……xo

    Hazel Klempp
  • Marcia,Kim and Jeff
    Heartfelt condolences,
    Recognized your mom right away.
    I remember her as a quiet fun loving lady, Our parents and yours had such good times.
    The memories will remain with you forever.

    Lynn Robinson (Sadler
  • It is with much sadness that learned of Marilyn’s passing I extend my sincerest condolences to her family who are left to mourn her. I only met her once or twice over the years . Her husband Bill and I are cousins. I have been doing research on the family tree for a couple of months and had just entered my aunt Winnies and Uncle Pat’s names and their children & spouse’s names to my family tree. I have pictures of the Donovan Family’s , Bob & Delores , Bill & Marilyn ,also Jean so while we were never very close I feel a strong connection to her. May God shower his riches Blessings on your family’s and may Marilyn rest in the arms of Jesus. Edward Freeman

    Edward Charles Freeman
  • I am very sorry to hear that your dear mom has passed away. My parents always had fond memories of Marilyn and Bill when we lived on Simcoe St. I remember her kindness and gentle manner too when she worked at Loblaws. Sending my sympathy to you Marcia, Kim, Jeff and families.

    Kim Hughson (Shaw)

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