Remembering Marion McLeod

Marion Jean McLeod went to be with her savior and predeceased family on June 3rd, 2024 in her 99th year.

Born April 7th,1926 and married to the late Donald O. McLeod for 18 years.

She was the daughter of Roy and Ermina Shelswell and only sister to Allan (Bea) Shelswell and Wally (Marion) Shelswell and predeceased by brothers Philip (Marie) Shelswell, Elmer (Elsie) Shelswell, and Morley (Marg) Shelswell. 

She was mom to five: Ken (Marilyn) McLeod, the late Glenn (Lois) McLeod, Elaine (Wayne) Simpson, Susan (Bill) Alexander and the late Robert (Brenda) McLeod. She was grandmother to 14 and great grandmother to 17.

She lived and farmed for 73 years in her Rugby community home where she supported community events. Marion was a lifetime member of the Women's Institute, the Polled Hereford Association and was an avid quilter and gardener. 

Family will receive friends at the L. Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia, on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 6 to 8 p.m. And again on Friday, June 14 from 10 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 11 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations can be made to CNIB, Rugby Community Hall, or to the charity of your choice. 

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  1. Ann Honeywood

    To the McLeod family, My condolences on the loss of such an amazing lady! Gerry was truly in awe of her attitude and perseverance on maintaining the family farm. May your special memories of her remain with you always.

  2. Glenn Simpson

    What an amazing lady. Raising the family on her own while farming to pay the bills without ever complaining about any hardships. People like Marion are one of a kind and well respected in the community. Our condolences go out to the large family and our thoughts are with you at this time. Glenn & Michele Simpson

  3. Jacqueline Cornelisse

    My family were new to this country and new to Rugby. As a small child I remember how kind and welcoming she was to my mom. She was a great friend.

  4. Victoria Wollf

    Sending condolences to the family on the loss of a very special lady. Loved growing up with Marion just down the road and treasured all our New Years Eve celebrations together with her and the other ladies of Rugby.

  5. Brenda and Gord Tran

    My heart and prayers go out to Marion’s family ,in your time of loss. I hope you can take comfort in knowing we are thinking of you. I have many memories of visiting Marion home for women’s institute meetings. Take care hugs

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