FAHNER, MARION LAURINE nee HOSKIN

 

 

 

Passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022 at Brantford General Hospital following respiratory arrest at the age of 94. Marion was predeceased by her husband Don and her daughter Janice (John). She was the devoted mother of David (Nancy) and Stephen (Sharon), grandmother to Peter (Alison), Tara (Greg), Jenna (Tyler), Matthew(Cindy), Brandon and Nicole (Joshua). She will be missed by her seven great grandchildren.

Marion was born on a farm in Haldimand Twp near Grafton ON on April 29, 1928. She married Don Fahner from Port Stanley in 1947. They started their family in Cobourg and then moved to Agincourt. Many summers were spent at the cottage on Minden Lake and later Lower Buckhorn Lake in the Kawarthas. After stops in London, Calgary and Thornhill, Don and Marion retired in London. They spent many enjoyable winters at Bay Indies in Venice, Florida and travelled to Europe and the Caribbean. A few years after Don passed away in 2013, she moved to Richmond Woods to a lovely main floor apartment where she enjoyed the company of many great friends and lots of wonderful meals in the dining room.

Marion was active in the United Church, loved lawn bowling and playing bridge. She drove her car right up to last September and was continuing to score well at duplicate bridge. Marion was the social butterfly of the family and could strike up a conversation with almost anyone. She generously donated to many church initiatives. In her later years she maintained constant contact with her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Although the stories may have remained largely the same, she always wanted to know what was happening in her extended family’s lives. Family reunions were always a highlight of the year for Marion.

She will be missed by all those her knew her. She was a very thoughtful and generous person who cared about people and wished the best for everyone. She seldom said a bad word about anyone; the world would be a much better place with more Marions.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marion’s memory to Byron United Church, Cancer Research Society or the Canadian Cancer Society. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses in the Brantford General Hospital Critical Care Unit for their care and kindness in her final days.

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