GREGORY, Marilyn (Campbell)
b. November 15th 1924, Toronto - d. June 11th 2018, London
With the same strong will and determination that defined her life, Marilyn Gregory left us on June 11th. Mom knew exactly how she wanted her final journey to play out…in her lovely home, in her own bed surrounded by her family. It’s the way she wanted it; we are so proud of her strength and determination to see her wishes realized; we are so happy we had the ability to support her throughout her journey.
Mom and Dad (Hugh A. Gregory d. 2004) enjoyed a long and loving marriage and friendship (m. 1949). Over the years they travelled with their huge circle of cherished friends to beautiful places, often times returning on their own, creating memories that fuelled their love for life. They created our family’s favourite home away from home at Gables in Bayfield where we’ve congregated since the early ’60’s. It’s always been the place we celebrated as a family with our friends. You can’t walk through the front door without being struck by Mom and Dad’s distinctive style; they created a warm, welcoming home filled with Dad’s art and Mom’s fabulous decorative style. Many hours have been spent around the old dining room table with family and friends enjoying summer meals and many, many games of ‘May I’, our favourite game! Mom almost always won and so she should…she played it all her life!
In her later years she enjoyed watching her bird feeder from her easy chair while cursing under her breath at the latest news from south of the border! She had an incredibly sharp memory which always kept the conversations current and lively. Her family and pets were her passion but a vodka tonic, a little chocolate ice cream and peach yogurt mixed with her love of word search puzzles and solitaire are the things that kept her happy at home for so many years.
Mom will always be remembered as a great beauty. Sadly gone but never forgotten. Cheers Mom… you’ll always be in our hearts. We miss you madly.
Leaving behind…Daughters, Diane Wearring (Colin) and Heather Yuhasz (Claus Andersen), Son, Scott Gregory (Tina Bax), and the apple of her Gramma’s eye, Marga Gregory Yuhasz. Mom’s Sisters, Joan (Peter) Alford, Cathy (Steve) Bell and Brother Alex (Carol) Campbell.
Mom always appreciated that she led a happy, full life and that others are not always as fortunate. If you should choose, donations in Mom’s memory can be made to The London and Area Food Bank or The Salvation Army. As per Mom’s wishes, there will be a memorial celebration; future date and time to be announced.
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