Marion Reaburn

Obituary of Marion Elizabeth Reaburn

Suddenly on Thursday, August 27, 2020 Marion passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her husband Bert, her brother David and her sister Donalda. She will be sadly missed by her son Stephen (Jody), her daughter Sarah (Paul Ingram), her grandchildren Jennifer, David, Kevin, Jeremy, Joel and Taylor, her sister-in-law Lois Brown and nieces Lynn and Catherine and nephew Gordon.

Mom spent her early years in Cloverdale, B.C. She was proud of her nursing training and worked as a public health nurse until she met her husband Bert and started their family. With their young family they moved to Yellowknife, NWT to begin a new life. Marion worked for the NWT legislative assembly and became heavily involved in the United Church of Canada and was the NWT Commissioner for the Girl Guides of Canada. With her husband they worked toward the establishment of Northern United Place providing apartments for seniors and disadvantaged people. As part of her church activities she helped refugees settle into life in the North. After retiring to White Rock, B.C. mom spent her time volunteering with the United Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren which took her to Calgary, Taiwan, Beirut, Winnipeg and Dartmouth. She looked forward to her annual Yellowknife reunion in Kelowna. In her final years she moved to Dartmouth where she met many new friends at the Parkland at the Lakes Seniors Living, Stairs Memorial United Church and being near Sarah and her family.  She adored all of her grandchildren and spoke of them often.

An online Celebration of Life will take place at Stairs Memorial United Church on Friday, Sept.4th at 2pm Atlantic Time. Donations may be made to Stairs Memorial United Church (www.stairsmemorial.ca) or North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Center (Food Bank) 44 Hester St. Dartmouth, NS B2V 2K2. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).

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