DAVIDSON, Marian A. (nee Smith)
It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of our Mother and Grandmother on April 2nd, 2013. Left to cherish Mom (Grandma’s) memory are her four sons: Mike and Diane of Oshawa and their children Julie (Tom), Jocelyn (Ryan) and Karen; Glen and Lis of Whitby and their children Matthew (Megan) and Craig; Mark of Ottawa; Grant and Julie of London and their children Ryan, James and Megan, as well as her brother Reg Smith of Winnipeg, and many nieces and nephews. Marian was predeceased by her parents Arnold in 1977 and Eveline (Brown) in 1982, husband, Alan, in 1987 and her sister, Elaine Banks in 1997. A proud prairies girl, Marian was born in Yorkton, Sask., raised in Winnipeg, Man. and had many fond memories of Glenboro, Man. Through his work with Air Canada, Marian and Al moved to Vancouver early in their marriage, later to Darmouth, N.S., onto Montreal, then Brampton Ont. and finally retiring to their home on Selwyn Bay on Chemong Lake, Ont. where she lovingly tendered her gardens for 26 years. Those Air Canada passes meant regular visits with relatives in Winnipeg throughout the years. Always up for an adventure, Marian loved to camp all over Canada and to travel everywhere including South Africa, Pakistan, Syria; even being evacuated from Beijing during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Marian has been a lifelong volunteer: for her children’s schools, including a band trip to England, teaching literacy for adults, and supporting penny drives for Grandmothers Together through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. As well, she’s been an active Seekers member for many years. She especially enjoyed family gatherings at the lake, spending time with her grandchildren and laughing with lifelong friends. Marian was predeceased by her special friend Bill Wilson in January, 2013. Marian always appreciated how Bill and his family welcomed her into their family and we know the time she spent with them meant so much to her. Relatives and friends are invited to call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Friday April 5, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in the Hendren Chapel on Saturday April 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow in the Fireside Room of Royal Gardens, Peterborough. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to Grandmothers Together, Peterborough, the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.
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