MARILYN PRATT February 16, 1933 - April 1, 2011 Will be missed by husband Don, son Rob and Barb, daughter Julie, grandchildren Geoff and Shannon, brothers Derek and Pat, Keith and Diana, Graham and Jennie, sister Marcia, their families in England, brother- in-law Roy and Margaret in Arizona and her many friends in Canada and around the world. Marilyn so much appreciated and was comforted by prayers over the past months, giving her strength to carry on through difficult days. She had a gracious manner, generous spirit, was a wonderful listener and a willing shoulder to lean on. She supported and loved her family. Lynn/Mum/Grandy, we will miss you forever and always keep you close in our hearts and souls. Trained as a Pharmacist in the UK, she and Don came to Canada in 1955 to start their life's adventures together. Marilyn worked at Eatons in Winnipeg before concentrating on raising her family, with whom she shared mutual adoration. She later took courses in Hospital Management and enjoyed a successful career at McGill University- Royal Victoria Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital Pathology and later as a manager with the Worker's Compensation Board. Her great love and talent was in oil painting and crafts. As one time joint President of the Altar Guild at All Souls Church, she loved this aspect of her life and the lasting friends she made there. A heartfelt and special thank you to doctors, nurses and staff of North York General who employed their skills, dedication and kindness in her care - we will always remember you for the strength and comfort you brought Marilyn and her family. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 9th at Christ Church Anglican, Sunset Blvd., Stouffville, (one block south of Main St., east of Ninth Line), reception to follow in The Great Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ovarian Cancer Canada (www.ovariancanada.org ) will be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to O'Neill Funeral Home, 905-642-2855. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.oneillfuneral.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Apr. 6, 2011