January 31, 1942 – November 28, 2020
Remembering the life and legacy of a teacher.
Following a brief illness, Marion passed away peacefully with family members by her side at LHSC – University Hospital on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the age of 78. Marion will be sadly missed by her loving partner John Menzies. Devoted and loving mother of Mark, Craig and Jon, and their spouses, Janice (Babineau), Kathryn (Humphreys), and Lynda (Ollson). Nana Marion will be remembered and loved always by her grandchildren, Nicole, Justin (Emily), Marissa, Ella, Tyler, Kate, Will & Finn. Loving sister of Richard Turkheim and his wife Carol. Dear auntie M to Alex & Julia. Survived by the father of her children, Bill Billington. She will be remembered fondly by devoted friends, former colleagues, and students. Following graduation from Althouse College and the University of Western Ontario Marion spent her career teaching in London, ON at Princess Elizabeth Public, Saint George Public, Sherwood Forest Elementary and Sir Winston Churchill Public before a well-deserved retirement in 2005 after a thirty-year teaching career. Most sincere gratitude is extended to her surgical care team led by Dr. Pang and Dr. Walser, the continued support of Lynn Cowdrey-Carroll in Social work, along with Dr. Milne and the team of Palliative Care doctors, nurses and PSWs from University Hospital.
Keeping with Marion’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Zurich 519-236-4365.
Donations to London Health Sciences Foundation, Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, or Thames Valley Children’s Centre would be appreciated by the family.