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Marion Elizabeth Arthur

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Marion Elizabeth Arthur

January 31, 1929 - January 17, 2021

Marion has left us to be with those who have gone before her, especially her beloved husband, Fraser, who passed away in 1986.

Marion grew up in Vernonville, Ontario, married and moved to Colborne then Eddystone then Cobourg. She lived her later years well-cared for by the dedicated and compassionate staff at Legion Village then Extendicare Port Hope. Marion loved to strum her guitar or play the piano and sing to her heart’s content. She also enjoyed bowling in the Golden Lakers Seniors’ League with her sisters and many friends.

Throughout her life, she rarely knew a dull moment. Her parents, Gordon and Elizabeth Smith (both predeceased), made sure of this by giving her 13 siblings. She and Fraser then carried on the tradition by having six children of their own: Donald (predeceased), Larry (Ann), Clayton (Roxanne), Greg (Alice) Arthur—all living in Alberta, and Debbie Brisbin (Roger) and Rick Arthur (Nancy) of Cobourg. ‘Nanna’ will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Robbie Arthur, Lori Ann Arthur, Dianne Edwards (Mike), Melissa Arthur (Cody), Adam Arthur, Valene Bexson (Jason), Danielle Brisbin (Matthew), Krista Phillips (Shawn), Michelle Meatheringham (Logan), Andrea Ulliac (Leon), Tyler Arthur, Sarah Groves (Andrew), and Amy De Long (Jamie) as well as her many Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brothers Herb (Marjorie), Arnold (Theresa), Bruce, Jerry (Doris-pre deceased), Carl (Susan, predeceased) and Grant Smith. She is survived by her siblings Allan Smith (Betty), Jean Fitchett (George), Lillian Prentice (Charles), Birdie Hodges (Jim), Glen Smith (Bev), Anne Gray (Andy) and Wayne Smith.

A visitation with Marion's 5 children and other close family members will take place at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Friday, August 6th, from 1 to 3 pm in the reception center. With COVID restrictions all guests must wear masks, sign in for contact tracing, maintain a 2 m distance zone, and obey room restrictions for 40 people at a time.

For those wishing, donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the Residents Fund at either Legion Village or Extendicare Port Hope or to a charity of your choice and would be appreciated by the family.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Art and Pam King - August 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Charles and Lillian Prentice - August 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Ruth Root - August 6, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society (Port Hope)

Karen Poole - February 13, 2021

My condolences to the Arthur family. My parents Lorne and Gen Poole were neighbours with Marion and Fraser when they lived on eddystone - shared many laughs as neighbours - they knew they could count on ‘each other’. Thinking of you (Rick and Nancy) at this time. May you treasure your memories.

Diana stuckless - February 8, 2021

Sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayer are with you

Marie Wills - January 30, 2021

Sorry to hear of Marion’s passing. We had many great trips together.

Linda Wong - January 25, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Bill Silver - January 25, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Art and Pam King - January 24, 2021

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Arthur Family You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time Art and Pam

Mungo and Sharon Brown - January 24, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Lorne and Marg Crago - January 24, 2021

Sending our condolences and remembering all the laughs, fun times and many card games. Lorne & Marg Crago

Lorne Crago - January 24, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Tony Weatherby - January 24, 2021

My condolences on the passing of your mom Rick. It always leaves an emptiness within us. We will get together for coffee when things settle down.

George and Jean Fitchett - January 24, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Jeanine Clarey - January 23, 2021

Dear Debbie & Family Thinking of you and your family. Take care everyone. Sincerely Jeanine Clarey

George & Marylou Taylor - January 23, 2021

our condolences to all the familes' George & Marylou Taylor

Joanne Cherry-Lauzon - January 23, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to the Arthur family. I will always remember your Mom's happy disposition, smile and friendly greetings at Eddystone Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed. May God surround you with His love and give you all strength and peace during this very sorrowful time. God Bless you. Joanne

Beth Goddard - January 23, 2021

Rick, Nancy, Sarah and Amy, My condolences to you and your family. I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.

Phyllis Richardson - January 22, 2021

To the Arthur/Smith Families; I've know Marian since I was little which brings memories to mind; but more recently here at Eddystone, Marian helped Annie and myself paper the walls of the church, we worked together at the strawberry suppers, enjoyed the popcorn balls she always made for Halloween and planning the Christmas Concert. Good times. A dandy lady. Blessings to you all. Phyllis

Bertha and James Hodges - January 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Don Davis - January 22, 2021

I was sorry to learn of Marion's passing. Fraser, Marion and family were our neighbours for a time on Hwy. #2 in Colborne, and I attended Salem Public School with their children. We lived next door to Leta and Bert Arthur. I last saw Marion at the funeral for Ron Scroggs. My condolences. Families of late John and Audrey Davis & late Victor and Hazel Davis of Colborne.

Carol Greer - January 22, 2021

Debbie, Roger and family. Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Carol and Jon Greer

Cindy Rutherford - January 21, 2021

Dearest Debbie and family,. How blessed to have so many years of memories, may you all find some peace and comfort knowing your mother loved you

MELVIN DAVIS - January 21, 2021

So sorry to hear of your Mom passing, Thoughts are with you and think of the good times to get through this hard time.

Bart and Nancy Nelson - January 21, 2021

We just want the Arthur family to know we are thinking of you at this sad time. We will always remember how welcoming Marion and Fraser were when you were a guest in their home especially so if you had time for a game of cards. Please accept our sincerest sympathies.

Wanda Lansley - January 21, 2021

Our sincere condolences. Kevin and Wanda

Cameron and Elizabeth Hogg - January 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Extendicare Port Hope Resident's Council

Jan Bangs - January 21, 2021

Dear Family, We were fortunate to live next to Marion, Fraser and you in Eddystone. The amazing popcorn balls, at Halloween, are still talked about and we have attempted to make them (but never to the wonderful standards of Marion's). Our family was welcomed and supported as neighbours. We will remember her fondly and with fine memories. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Thinking of you, Jan, Mandy and Yvonne Bangs and family.

Dave and Marta Sarles - January 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Marlene Davidson - January 21, 2021

Sincere sympathy, Debbie & family Marlene

Brenda Arthur - January 21, 2021

Larry,Clayton,Greg,Debbie,Rick and your families.There are no words to take away sadness when you lose a mother.May the comfort of friends and family and knowing she is at peace help you through this difficult time.Marion touched the lives of many always with a smile.Cherish your memories,they will last forever. Our deepest condolences... Doug and Brenda

Ward & Penny Beebe - January 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Judy Canning - January 21, 2021

Rick I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. It is hard to lose a loved one, especially when it is a parent. My deepest sympathy to you, Nancy, your girls and family at this very sad time.

Wayne and Carol Baxter - January 21, 2021

To our fellow Bowlers-Jean, Lillian, Birdie and Anne, condolences on the passing of your sister Marion.

Rhonda Perry - January 20, 2021

To Debbie and family I send you my deepest condolences. May the good memories you have ease your pain in the days ahead.

Judy Elliott - January 20, 2021

Sending sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom Deb & family. Marion was a great lady that I got to know very well while cutting her hair at Legion Village. She always had a smile and a happy smirk while walking the halls. Keep your loving memories close & she’ll always be with you.

John, Bonnie & Amy Gontarczyk - January 20, 2021

Remembering your wonderful mother and praying for your comfort at this difficult time.

Jim and Michele Smith - January 20, 2021

Our condolence to everyone .

Michelle and Chris Karja - January 20, 2021

Rick, Nancy, Sarah, Andrew, Amy and Jamie Our condolences to your entire family on the loss of such a special person in your lives. The memories you have made in your life with your mom (and grandmother) will last forever. Be sure to pass them down to the next generations so they can know her through you. Chris and Michelle Karja

Sherry and Paul Sweet - January 20, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Marion and Fraser were exceptionally thoughtful neighbours who welcomed us into the Eddystone community many years ago. We will forever be thankful for the many acts of kindness they bestowed on us over the years we lived side by side. We will sit in the doorway of our present garage, watch the world go by and lift a toast to both Marion and Fraser, together once again. God bless them.

Larry and Sue Bowman - January 20, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Larry, Clayton, Debbie, Greg and Rick, as well as their families and Aunt Marion’s brothers and sisters. Thinking of everyone at this difficult time.

Lorraine Chapman and Grace Chapman’s Family - January 20, 2021

Our most sincere condolences to Marion’s children, and her siblings. Hold on to your treasured memories she will be with you forever in your hearts 💕

Art &Deb Jeninga - January 20, 2021

Sorry to hear the loss your mother I only have fond memories of her. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Penny Beebe - January 20, 2021

To my aunts and uncles - You're in my thoughts at this time. I know you have many memories/stories you could share.

Judy Immel - January 20, 2021

Larry, Clayton, Greg, Debbie & Rick Prayers and condolences to you and all your family for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Hugs to all! Love Judy & Shawn

Ward & Penny Beebe - January 20, 2021

To my cousins ... our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. I have fond memories of time spent at Aunt Marion and Uncle Fraser's home while growing up. Together again, I'm sure they're sharing a laugh. We're thinking of everyone at this time.

Marg Godawa - January 20, 2021

Birdie: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Marg & Ed

Teresa Smith - January 20, 2021

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow

Steven Galloway - January 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of your Moms passing...I know how much she meant to you and how much you treasured her being in your life Rick...my condolences to you Nancy and the girls and their families. Steve Galloway

Brenda and Rob Collins - January 20, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May she rest in peace .

Angel Hanna - January 20, 2021

Rick, Nancy, Sarah, Amy and family, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom Rick.

Diane Simpson - January 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Paula Backus - January 20, 2021

My condolences to you on the loss of your Mom. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Laura Ogden - January 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Mavis Garnett - January 20, 2021

So very sorry to hear Marion had passed away,please accept my deepest sympathy. Mavis Garnett Member of St Andrew's United church

Rick and Cathie Edison - January 20, 2021

Condolences to all of you on the passing of your Mother, Grandmother. May she be at peace with her loved ones.

Arnold and June Bowman - January 19, 2021

Our sympathies to all the bowling sisters. We remember bowling with Marion and her wonderful 80th birthday party.

Allan & Terry Carruthers - January 19, 2021

Sending love and comfort from our family to Rick, Nancy, and family. You, and all of Marion’s family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take joy from the great memories that stay imprinted on your heart ❤️

Lisa Ivatt - January 19, 2021

Thinking of you Deb and all the family..My deepest sympathies and condolences...

Linda Jim, Wong - January 19, 2021

Love to everyone. Ma will be missed by so many. Rest in peace my friend

Rosemary Taylor - January 19, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time..our sincere condolences..Rosemary and Jamie Taylor

Gladys Morris - January 19, 2021

Sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother Rick. Loving thoughts and prayers with you and your family at this time

Melissa Arthur - January 19, 2021

Rest In Peace in your glorious new place. Luv u Nana😇😘🥰

Gail Lewis - January 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Marion was a lovely lady I had the pleasure of knowing when she lived at Legion Village.

Joanne and Dennis Ivatt - January 19, 2021

So terribly sorry to hear that Marion has passed. Our deepest condolences.

Marsha Jones - January 19, 2021

Debbie and Rick, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. I am sure that many fond memories will help you manage during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Jennifer and Norman Rutledge - January 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village - Residents Fund

Linda Harvey - January 19, 2021

Debbie and family. I am so sorry to about the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Linda