KIRKMAN, Marilyn Louise
Born January 1, 1930 , Passed away peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on October 12th, 2021. Predeceased by her husband of 59 years Donald Kirkman, parents George and Lillian Dearden, brothers Allen Dearden and wife Margaret of Ottawa, Robert Dearden and wife Helen of Abbotsford, B.C., and sister Alice Wood of B.C. Also predeceased by granddaughter Terri-Lynn Kirkman and nephews Bob and Robbie Dearden.
A loving mother to Donna Sewell (Rick) of Chatham, Beverly Kyte (Larry) of Madoc, William Kirkman of Belleville and David Kirkman (Elizabeth) of Napanee; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was in the Guiding movement for 55 years spanning from Belleville and throughout Europe. She was a Camp Advisor, a Trainer, and an active Guide Leader until April 2017. Marilyn has been on numerous international Guide exchanges. She was an avid sports enthusiast excelling in badminton, basketball and softball.
Marilyn volunteered at McQuigge Lodge on Wednesday mornings, then with the Interlink Choir in the afternoon. For many years she was a volunteer with "Kids on the Block Puppets". Marilyn was also a reading buddy at Queen Elizabeth School. Marilyn has influenced many lives young and old over many years. Marilyn , while in Europe was with One Wing Square Dancers of Marville, France. Who were invited to participate in Canada Day celebrations in the Netherlands, dancing several dances. She will be a great loss to the community.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date with a small family service to be held at that time. Marilyn was resting with the JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Ave. Belleville (613-968-5588).
At this time the family would like to thank Marge Credico for being such a great friend and person to mom, you meant a great deal to her and for that we thank you, we would also like to thank Dr. Bell and the nurses in emergency department for their care and patience, and Dr. David Ademidun along with the nurses on Quinte 5 and Sills 4 for all their help. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or BGH Oncology Department would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences welcomed at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com