Peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.  Marion McCharles (nee McGillivray), who was in her 98th year, was of Petrolia and was formerly of Kincardine and Lucknow.  She was predeceased by her husband of over 71 years Oliver (2006) and her son Allan (1976).  She is survived by her sons Donald and Marie McCharles of Blenheim and John and Mary Anne McCharles of Petrolia, her daughter-in-law Jean McCharles of Oakville, her grandchildren Susan (Ken), Karen (Adam), Gregg (Stephanie), Scott (Jane), Heather (Dean), Ryan (Stacey), and Matthew (Julie), and her many great grandchildren.  Marion was predeceased by her parents George and Eliza McGillivray, and her sisters Marjorie McTavish, Tillie Smith, and Jean Wylds.   A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ripley Cemetery.  As expressions sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Andrew’s United Church, Ripley or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at

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