Marion E. HISLOP

HISLOP, Marion E. - May 27, 1926 - December 26, 2012 On Boxing Day, Marion Eileen Hislop (nee Mitchell) died at University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, with family by her side. Marion will be missed and is survived by her daughter, Sharon and son-in-law, Terry Ingraham; granddaughter, Julie Rumer (Jason), granddaughter, Katy Plesuk (Scott); great-grandsons, Jack and James Rumer, all of Edmonton. She is also survived by two sisters, Lois Lane and Ruth MCPhee (and their children); two nieces, Jean Buckingham (Bruce) and Betty Coons (Barry), all of Ontario; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends throughout Canada. Marion was predeceased by her husband, John Percival and her son, William John; she was also predeceased by her sister, Isabel. Marion was born and lived her early life in Toronto. She spoke often and fondly of Dovercourt Road Presbyterian Church, and with gratefulness for the foundation she received there in Christian education, a faith that continued unwaveringly throughout her life. Marion lived in Scarborough, Ontario for over thirty years, while she and John were raising their family. She was an active member at Cliffcrest United during that time and also shared fellowship and worship at St. Nicholas Anglican Church. After moving to Edmonton in 1988, Marion and John were members of Callingwood Road Presbyterian Church where Marion was an active lay worker - especially in the Prayer Ministry. Marion and John were especially pleased that they were able to maintain many of their friendships with Scarborough neighbours after they moved to Edmonton. This continued throughout Marion's life. Of special note, Marion was very interested in Canadian Heritage and, using dolls to help tell the stories of a multicultural Canada, she became "The Doll Lady" in Scarborough and Toronto. Through both talks to school children (and adults) and in her writing in her book, "Dolls in Canada" - a book that enjoyed 2 releases, thanks to her editor and friend, Kirk Howard (Dundurn and Boardwalk Books), "The Doll Lady" travelled extensively, telling her stories and teaching children about making simple rag-dolls. A Memorial Service will be held for Marion on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Callingwood Road Presbyterian Church, 6015 - 184 Street in Edmonton. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Marion requested, in lieu of flowers or other tributes, donations may be made in her memory to her church where they will be gratefully received, Callingwood Road Presbyterian Church, 6015 - 184 Street, Edmonton, AB T6M 1T8. To send condolences, visit Park Memorial Edmonton 780-426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre

Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 18, 2013