October 16, 1936 – August 15, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyn, beloved wife of 6 decades to John (Tom) Thomas Norsworthy Minton; much loved mom to daughters, Pamela (Minton) Henderson, of New Brunswick , her husband Patrick and their children; Patricia, Jeremiah, Joshua, Delano, Amelia, Jemimah, and Annabelle; Susan Minton Green, of Surrey, BC, her husband Dennis, and their daughter Sydney; Catherine Minton Leonard, of New Sarepta, Alberta, her husband Jim and their children Jason, Ashley and Megan.
Marilyn was born and raised with her brothers, Ken (Nancy) and Jim Benner in Calgary, Alberta, where she meet and fell in love with Tom. They raised their family in Calgary, spending many happy weekends and holidays camping and fishing the wonderous backcountry of Alberta. Later relocating to Edmonton for 15 years where they spent many hours cross-country skiing the long cold winters. Finally, realizing their dream to early retirement to Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island.
Besides being a ferocious reader, Mom loved to sing and we all recall how she would put on South Pacific records and belt out the tunes while cleaning house! Marilyn was privileged to share her great love of theatre and music with the community, throwing her heartfelt energy to the Echo Players, singing with the Noteworthys and lastly plucked strings with the local ukulele group where they entertained many.
Marilyn was a great friend, a loving and supportive grandma, a hardworking endearing mother who always believed in her daughters, a brick to her loving husband. She will be always in our hearts and sorely missed.
Please join the family for a Celebration of Marilyn’s Life, Friday, August 23rd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at 1059 Eaglecrest Drive in Qualicum Beach.
The family wishes to thank the kind staff at the Royal Jubliee Hospital in Victoria, Elizabeth, Sara and Dr. Perchinsky and many others.
Please consider honouring Marilyn’s memory by making a donation to the Heart and Stroke Parksville/Qualicum, PO Box 730, Parksville BC V9P 2G8.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM • 250-248-5859 in care of arrangements.