Gordon, Marilyn

In the company of some amazing health care workers, Marilyn passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on May 11, 2020 in her 97th year. Marilyn was a devoted wife of 58 years to Murray Gordon who passed in 2005.  Cherished mother of Edward, William (Luciana, deceased), Joseph (Kathy), Russell and Lisa (Ken). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Rebecca, Anne-Marie, Lauren (Nick), Johnathan and her great grandchild Ciana.  Marilyn is survived by her sister Nancy Quinn and sister-in-law Lois Patterson. Pre-deceased by her parents Edward and Emily Patterson, brothers Jack Patterson and George Moverley (Alma), sister Betty Stacey (Bill), sister Rene Clement (Ernie), brother-in-law Thomas Quinn and grandson Anthony Gordon. Marilyn will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and her friends Bibi and Oscar.  Marilyn was known for her many interests and hobbies including tennis, badminton, golf, swimming, line dancing, speed-walking, quilting, reupholstery, needlepoint, knitting, reading and gardening. Her favourite times were spent with her sisters and their laughter was infectious. Marilyn was beautiful and elegant, gracious and charitable. She lived her life with dignity, never judging others. She never knew how truly impressive she was.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

11 replies
  1. Bibi
    Bibi says:

    For the short time I came to know Marilyn, she was a kind and beautiful soul. It was a pleasure being around her, we shared good moments and great laughter. God bless.

  2. Sam
    Sam says:

    I never had the opportunity to meet Marilyn, however, she lived a full life and I hope she rests peacefully. She seems like a wonderful person and I hope the family does well through this grieving period. You must remember all the positive memories of her to keep her spirit within you.

    Love y’all.

  3. Trish Wilson
    Trish Wilson says:

    I’m so truly sorry for your loss Lisa. I remember how very close you and your Mom were. May she Rest In Peace with your father ❤️ Love you lots and thinking of you in this difficult time XO

  4. Trish Wilson
    Trish Wilson says:

    I’m so truly sorry for your loss Lisa. I remember how very close you were with your Mom. May she find comfort in being with your Dad ❤️ Lots of love, I’m thinking of you XO

  5. Peter and Sheila Kingston
    Peter and Sheila Kingston says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your cherished Mom and Grandma. Thanks to your love and care she lived a good long life.

  6. Sylvia Sauro
    Sylvia Sauro says:

    Gordon Family – What a lovely tribute, and well deserved. Your mother/sister/grandmother/great grandmother has left a legacy of such a thoughtful, generous and loving family that bring a kind of goodness to the world that she was, I’m sure, profoundly proud of. Our very sincerest condolences and hugs that would have been yours had we been able to gather to celebrate her life. I’ll still remember her fondly as she posed in the wedding veil at Lisa’s bachelorette party with her school chums.

  7. Judi Barr
    Judi Barr says:

    Our sincere condolences Gordon family. We really enjoyed Marilyn the time or two we met her – she was a spark!
    Joel and Judi


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