RIDDELL, Marilyn Lois-(Nee Lunn) - Born August 4, 1932 sadly succumbed to her valiant battle with pneumonia at age 87, on Monday October 7, 2019 at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, where she passed peacefully in her sleep. Marilyn was a kind and loving soul, selfless, she always saw the best in everyone. She was a strong, loving, gentle woman, a breast cancer survivor, and a role model to us all. Marilyn spent her early career as Executive Personal Assistant to the Head Architect of the CNR in Montreal, followed by starting a family, and then a lengthy career as a Legal Secretary at Kates & Goldkind in Toronto until retiring at age 69. She chose to work for lawyers in the suburbs, instead of downtown, so she could maximize her quality time with family daily. Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and caring friend. She was an avid reader and talented cook, seamstress, knitter & crocheter. Her sweaters were beautiful and highly sought after by family and friends alike! Marilyn loved her family time and enjoyed nature and animals. She loved to bird, squirrel, and fox watch out the backyard. Marilyn was the great light in our lives! She loved well, laughed often, and is loved and missed more than words can say! Marilyn is predeceased by her loving husband Gordon. Marilyn is survived by her loving children Gordon (Judy), Beverly, Jennifer (Michael) and her loving grandchildren Winston, Melanie (Mark), Michael, David, Ryan, and her loving sister Karen. She is fondly remembered by many family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family at the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay on Tuesday, October 15 from 1:00 P.M. until time of a "Celebration of Life" service in the chapel at 3:00 P.M. Reception to follow. Interment later at Duffin Meadows Cemetery, Pickering. In lieu of flowers, it is the family's wishes that donations be made to either Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be directed to www.stoddartfuneralhome.com. A celebration of life is being planned for next summer.
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"Our sincere thanks to the many kind PSWs, Nurses, Doctors, and Staff that provided exceptional care first in home and later at Extendicare and Ross Memorial Hospital. We so appreciated the kindness and dignity afforded her."
"MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY"