Passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Hospital on March 8, 2012 at 83 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Henry Counsell (1995). Dear mother of Linda (Robert) Hartley, Janet Griffin, Debbie (Douglas) Coussens, Brenda Tulk, Jack (April) Counsell, Ronald (Paulann) Counsell, Pamela (Bobby) Vaughan, Bill (Kathy) Counsell and the late Marjorie-2009 (Renze) Postma. Proud grandma of Heather, Mark, Leslie, James, Katina, Tanya, Terry, Melissa, Stacey, Corey, Randy, Michael, Kristopher, Danny, Sara Brandon, Nicholas, Sara, and the late Cassandra-1997. Great-grandma of 21 great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Art (late Donna) Hewitt, Christina (late Bob) Bratt, late Harold (Clare) Hewitt, Douglas (Liz) Hewitt, and the late June (George) Walker. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marjorie was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 201 Ladies Auxiliary- Essex. She was a social butterfly who enjoyed travelling and trips to the slots. Most of all she was a loving mother who will be sadly missed at the family Christmas. Marjorie is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. R.C.L. # 201 Ladies Auxiliary Service Monday at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Country Meadows Cemetery, Essex. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke, Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. You may send your condolences online at


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