CRANSTON, Marion, square2April 17, 1942 – December 10, 2014 Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Marion was raised in Fletcher, Ontario and moved to Comber, Ontario in 1961 following her marriage to Allan Cranston.  She worked as Deputy Clerk Treasurer for the Township of Tilbury West for over thirty years.  In addition to working full time for the township, she took pride in helping out on the family farm and volunteered her time generously to St. Andrew’s United Church, the Comber Agricultural Society and other community agencies.  Marion was also an active member of the Erie Shores Quilters Guild.  Wife of Allan Cranston for 53 years.  Mother of Lisa Cranston (John Trebish), Todd Cranston (Margaret McFadden) and Brent Cranston (Melissa Labonte).  Grandmother of Shelby Babula, Jessica Cranston, Madison Babula, Marina Cranston, Olivia Cranston, Sydney Cranston.  Daughter of Allan Mancell (2006) and Edna (Riddell) Mancell (2012).  Dear sister of the late Glen Mancell (2013), sister-in-law Joanne Mancell, sister of the late Murray Mancell (2004), sister-in-law Carole Mancell, and sister of June Guyittand, brother-in-law Gary Guyitt. Sister in law of Maxine Barry (late James Barry), Kenneth and Dolly Cranston, Wilbert Cranston (late Lillian Cranston), Laura Cranston (late Bruce Cranston) and Anne and Fred Green.  Marion is survived by many nieces and nephews and predeceased by nephews Dale Barry, Michael Mancell and Barry Mancell.  Visitation will be at Paul Reaume Funeral Home, 5657 Comber Side Road, Comber on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 2–5 p.m. and 7–9 pm.  Funeral service at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow at McDowell Cemetery. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at  The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the amazing staff at Met Hospital 4th Floor West, the Cancer Clinic, St. Elizabeth, and CCAC for the compassionate care they provided for Marion as well as thanks to the many friends and family who have supported us.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness or St. Andrews United Church Sunday School, Comber.  Throughout her illness, Marion received numerous transfusions from Canada Blood Services.  If you are able, please consider donating blood – your gift could save a life.

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