January 20, 1918 – March 27, 2020
Passed away peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig. Marnie Burchall (Wilson) was predeceased by her beloved husband George (1978) and sister Elizabeth (Betty) MacDonald (1970). She is survived by her sister Eugenia (Gene) Pincombe. She was a wonderful Aunt to many nieces and nephews who will miss her forever.
Marnie lived on a farm in Ilderton from 1960 to 2018. She was a unifying force in her family and hosted countless Christmas get togethers, corn roasts, and family gatherings. As well as working on the farm, she worked for the Federal Government for over 30 years where she received a number of awards for her innovative ideas. In her spare time, she cared for hundreds of stray cats over the years, acted in plays at the Grand Theatre, was an avid theatre goer, delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered on the Ilderton Fair Board and made the best chili sauce ever. She travelled the world, north to Arctic Canada, south to New Zealand, east to China and west to Vancouver Island. Marnie never said a bad word about anyone and never complained.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff at Craigwiel Gardens and Dr. Whynot who cared for Marnie with kindness and compassion in the final months of her life.
A private family service will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, LUCAN on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11 AM. Although the service is private, please join the family from the comfort of your home, by streaming the service live by clicking on the link https://www.facebook.com/haskettfh/ (No account is required). Interment Woodland Cemetery, London A public celebration of life will be held in the future when family and friends are able to gather and share love, support and hugs.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Craigwiel Gardens, the London Humane Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.