Marion Willson (nee McFarlane)

Obituary of Marion Willson (nee McFarlane)


WILLSON, Marion (née McFarlane), of Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas, formerly of Port Stanley, passed away at her residence on Monday, April 9, 2018, in her 95th year.  Wife of Hilliard E. Willson.  Mother of Sandra Sales (Paul) of Ottawa, Susan Willson (Steve Hossack) of Gloucester, MA, and Catherine Willson (Mike Fogal) of Ingersoll.  Grandmother of Claire Sales (Jason Garlough), Laura Olsen (Byron), Kristopher Van Boven (Kayla), and Stephen Willson.  Great grandmother of Isabell, Melody and Sophia Van Boven, and Jacob Garlough.  Sister of Berna Rouhan of Howard City, MI, late Anna Graham, late Jean McCann, and the late Neil McFarlane.  Sister-in-law of Patricia Scott (late Tom) of London.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Dunwich Twp., ON, August 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Myrtle (née Waite) McFarlane.  Marion was a member of Port Stanley United Church.  She was a former member of the Port Stanley 55+ Club, the Golden Age Club, Port Stanley, and a former long-time volunteer with the Meals-on-Wheels program in Port Stanley. Marion thrived on maintaining relationships. Her kitchen was always open for friends or strangers. She is remembered for her radiant smile. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate Marion’s life will be held at Port Stanley United Church, 239 Colborne Street, Port Stanley on Thursday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in the church hall.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made privately in Shedden Cemetery.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society Ontario, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or Port Stanley United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).