marion willis 001WILLIS, Mrs. Marion (nee Leask), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 5, 2013, in her 94th year.  Loving wife for 57 years to the late Wilfred G. Willis (2003).  Dear sister of Lila Loutit of Edmonton, AB, Joan McGuire (Dan) of Ancaster, ON, Gail Wuotila of Calgary, AB, and Ruth Brown of Winnipeg, MB.  Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by six sisters, Jean Dawson, Pearl Balderston, Glenna Washburn, Joyce McDonald, Florence Cobban, and Shirley Kipot, and five brothers, Bernie, William “Bill”, Murray, Garth, and Jack Leask.  Born in Bethune, SK, December 15, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mattie (nee Tucker) Leask.  In 1959, Marion moved with her husband from Flin Flon, MB to Talbotville where they owned and operated the Cardinal Court Motel until 1969, and then moved to St. Thomas.  In Flin Flon, she was employed for many years as a secretary and accountant for the Department of Health and Public Welfare.  Marion was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas.  She was a very active volunteer, having been co-ordinator of volunteers at the Valleyview Home, a craft volunteer at Metcalfe Gardens and a Tuck Shop volunteer at the Elgin Manor.  Marion enjoyed crafts and writing and formerly enjoyed bowling, trailering and traveling.  A funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, December 10th at 1:30 p.m. with public visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to Central United Church re: Building Fund, the Canadian Red Cross or the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged. 

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