McKerlie, Margaret  Ruth

McKerlie, Margaret Ruth "Marnie"

March 8th, 2017

It is with tremendous sadness that Dave, Steve, Alison, Danielle and Mads announce the death of their beloved Marnie on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. No wife, mother, sister, or aunt could have been more loved or will be more missed. Cherished wife of Dave. Loving mother of Steve (Danielle), and Alison. Dear sister of Bob, Doug and Gwen. Her journey through this terrible disease was a difficult and painful one but she carried with her friendships from childhood, elementary and high school, university, almost 35 years at 3M, and cherished neighbours on Meridene Crescent in London. Marnie also enjoyed numerous rounds of golf (sometimes good, sometimes bad) at Sunningdale and Heritage Palms in Fort Myers. Cremation has taken place. As per Marnie’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral ceremony. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, 465 Sunningdale Road West, London, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with remarks at 3:00 p.m. Dress is casual. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marnie are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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David SzczerbickyjMy sincere sympathy to all the family. Marnie was a wonderful person to have shared some time working with at 3M. Marnie was one of the first people I worked with at 3M when I started in the mid eighties. She always brought out the best in you and had a fantastic bright spirit ! May she rest in peace . D
Kathy WaughWhat a great lady, full of joy and could you not feel welcomed by her modesty, energy and smile .. May you find comfort in knowing how much she knew she was loved, and loved you... love Kathy
Drew McKerlieSorry to hear about your loss and my condolences to all the family. Drew (Cousin)
Owen ReedMarnie was one of the most sincere, honest and loving people I have ever known. Even when facing the inevitable, she did so with grace, charm and a sense of humour which touched all of her friends and family. She was loved, and her memory will continue to inspire. I cannot think of a more fitting quotation to summarize her life than the one chosen to close her obituary.
Michael RoachMarnie was one of the most beautiful and inspirational people I have ever had the chance to work with at 3M. She was always a bright inspiration to everyone with whom she worked. Her perpetual smile was her signature. I am blessed that I had the opportunity to with such a lovely lady. My sincere condolences to the family.
Bill & Sharon BrockTo Dave and family; To Bob, Doug and Gwen and family our condolences. Always remember the growing up years when Abbot Street (east end) was our base. Cherish the memories!
Nancy Dorscht (Rivers)I will always remember Marnie from our younger years on Stevenson Ave. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Janet JohnsonWe are so sorry to hear of Marnie's passing. I had the opportunity to teach for many years with Dave at Emily Carr and realized how important his family meant to him. Charlie and I send our sincerest condolences. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Sheri (Clubb) SharpeDear Dave We were so saddened to learn of Marnie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joan, Lori, Sheri & Paul
Marilyn and Brian PiperMarnie was a wonderful lady. We both worked with her for many years at 3M. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this saddest of times.
Paul HicksDear Dave, I am so sorry to hear of Marnie's passing. I will always remember our time and classes spent together at Beck. The time and the fun I had with Marnie and the rest of the Abbot St. gang was some of the best times of my life. She will be so missed by so many. R.I.P. Marnie!
Sue IacobelliI am deeply saddened to hear about Marnie's passing. Marnie was a great mentor and a truly inspirational woman. My condolences to the family on your loss.
Cindy HartmanI was saddened to read of Marnie's passing on Saturday. She was a great friend during our early school years at Prince Charles Public School and Sir Adam Beck. My sincere condolences to the family.
Jane and JoeMastrandreaDave and family We were deeply saddened when we read of the death of Marnie. . We remember fondly her warm smile and friendly way when we would chat with her at "the Smiths" on Phillbrook Cres. May you find comfort in the happy memories and joyful times you shared.
Doug & Marti ActonDave: Our most sincere condolences to you and the family. One can hardly imagine. Marnie's bravery - and yours - through this battle with cancer was a beacon to us all. More later.
dean murrayMarnie had that smile that made everything right at work. My days at 3M were made more pleasant. Im back in the UK and have been since 1982. I return every year to see my family in Brantford. The last time I saw Marnie was in Cleveland on my way to London,Ont. She was still smilling all those years later. She will be a sad miss to all who knew her. Thoughts, Dean Murray Health Care Group.
Lynn Hodgkinson & Doug LovelessMarnie was a leader and a mentor during our many 3M years together. Her infectious smile was contagious and helped all of us who worked with her. She will be fondly remembered by us. Our sincere condolences to her family.
Ann McGregorDear Dave and family, I was so very sad to learn of the passing of your dear Marnie. I remember meeting and talking with her at Emily Carr gatherings and even though I did not know her well, she had such a sparkle about her and I could tell she had a lovely spirit. Please accept my most sincere sympathy and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Ann McGregor
Jim & Lucie TrowDear Dave, On behalf of Lucie and I , please accept our sincerest condolences.It was very kind of you both to invite us to your party last year and we got to meet Marnie in great spirits and fun. For you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time, Sincerely,Jim and Lucie.
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