In Memory of

Marion

Pym

Obituary for Marion Pym

Donna “Marion” Pym passed away at home, on Friday, October 27, 2023, surrounded by the love of her family, ending a brave journey through cancer. She was 66 years old.

Marion is survived by her devoted husband of 41 years, Richard Pym. The two formed the most perfect pair. Working hard, and never far from each others’ side, they built a strong foundation upon which to support their growing family. Marion will be deeply missed by her three sons: Christopher (Jen), Matthew (Andrew), and Daniel (Krista). They will forever remember her fun-loving spirit, strong will, and ongoing support of their individual endeavours.

Marion adored her three granddaughters, Hailey, Rae and Amelia. She was an avid cheerleader at their hockey, baseball and soccer games, and seized every opportunity to take on baby-sitting duties. They will cherish their memories with Gigi, including sleepovers, bonfires, hot chocolate at breakfast, playing at the park, and searching for beach glass.

Born in Petrolia Ontario, Marion was one of five children to Donna (Tanner) and Bill Anderson. She leaves behind her brother Ron (Clothilde) and sister Catherine (Lorne). She is predeceased by her beloved parents, sister Ruth and brother Ray (Deborah).

Marion began her career as a travel agent in 1978. She was fortunate to travel to many corners of the world and was always eager to share her experiences abroad with colleagues and clients. In 2001, this adventurous spirit led her to start a new chapter working at Bruce Telecom. She was often delighted to see a familiar face in the office, or hear it on the phone as a customer service representative. As a proud supporter and longstanding volunteer of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Marion fulfilled multiple roles within the Kincardine branch - ultimately serving as President.

In 2019 she retired, allowing her to spend more time in Scottsdale Arizona, a place that was near and dear to her heart. Never one to sit still for long, and always with her camera in hand, Marion loved the desert. Exploring and hiking the natural landscapes, making stained glass, and socializing with her fellow snowbirds made the winters fly by.

When home, Marion never took life on Lake Huron for granted. She always took the time to admire our spectacular sunsets, and walk along the beach. She also loved to garden and spent much of her time in her sprawling and ever-evolving backyard. Finally, she was also a natural host, and her large extended family was often fortunate to enjoy her warm hospitality and delicious baking.

Though Marion was taken too soon, we remember her as a brilliant soul with an unwavering kindness, and a smile that would light up the room. Her spirit lives on in those she loves.

Marion’s celebration of life will take place at the Ainsdale Golf Course, Kincardine, on Sunday, November 26th from 1-4pm.

Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Damian Gunaratne and team for their compassionate care. A special thank you to Joanne Metters for her faithful friendship, selfless generosity, and enduring support.

Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.