Passed peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 87 years of age. Loving mother of George Newman (Diane), the late Jerry Newman (Dona McFarlane), Bonnie Quinlan (Tony Passalacqua), Debbie Gemmell (Jim), Lee Anne Wolters. Adored grandma of Sherry Newman , the late Calvin Newman, Shelley Kraynack (Don), Chris Newman (Laurie), Stacie Diemer (Dave), Tric ia Newman Heacock (Chris), Cheryl Mahon (Dan), Todd Quinlan, Crystal Sylvestre (Ken), Melissa Brindley (Brad), Tiffany Gemmell, Stephen Gemmell, Jamieson Gemmell, Amanda Gemmell, Chad Wolters, Cortny Wolters, Cale Allen, Cooper Allen, 24 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Dearest sister of the late Dorothy, Don (late Doreen), Geraldine Birch Dawson, Late Lorne (Barb) and Albert (Shirley). Marian will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Marian enjoyed driving school bus for 26 years and enjoyed farming as well as her garden. Her grandchildren were her life’s greatest joy. To follow Marian’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 130 -330 pm and 530 until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Marian’s life at 7:30 pm. Memorial donations made to Alzheimer Society or Brooker Baptist Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at

For more information about this obituary visit

Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor