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GUNN, Marilyn Sandra

July 22, 1942 – Montreal, Quebec
August 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Marilyn of Calgary, AB, passed away on August 6, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

Marilyn was born and raised in Montréal. After her marriage to Bill and the birth of their children, Hollie and Craig, they moved to Calgary. Marilyn was active in the church community being a mentor to many and later becoming a pastor. She was passionate about community service and devoted 26 years as the founder and CEO of the Community Kitchen Program: “Offering a hand up to all that need it.” She also sat as a board member for several organisations. She retired in 2017 at the age of 75 and was enjoying time with family and friends.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Hollie (Daryl) Holman and Craig (Julie) Gunn; grandchildren, Kendra (Daniel Leboeuf), Daniel, Rebekah, Nathan, Alyssa, and Charlie.

Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, William Ivan Gunn (“Bill”).

Celebration of Life will be held at Foothills Alliance Church (333 Edgepark Boulevard N.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 1:30p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Calgary Community Kitchens Program, 3751 – 21 Street, NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6T5, phone: 403-275-0258, Marilyn passed peacefully at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre; the family would like to thank the caring and thoughtful staff of Unit 57 and Dr. Ruether and his team.

In living memory of Marilyn Gunn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Susan Russnak :

    It’s with great sadness that we know your no longer here with us visually but u my love will always be with billy and me

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  2. Eileen Warthe :

    Marilyn may your legacy live on in the community Kitchen. You had a heart for people. You made a difference in the lives of people whom you served on a daily basis. You will be missed but not forgotten. Love the Roy Family.

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  3. I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing way too soon. I knew Marilyn and worked with her during my Calgary 2000 days in developing Calgary’s Cooking mobile kitchen as a legacy project. Marilyn was a very special angel on her time on earth bringing dignity, education and sustenance to those less fortunate or who needed a hand up in life… not a hand out.
    She worked tirelessly for others above self and I was privileged to have known her. She will be missed I’m sure by many and my deepest condolences to her family. She is now with her beloved husband in a special place.

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  4. I did not know your mother very well personally, but what I do remember is that she was caring and warm. Of her servant’s heart, she saw a need and met it. Many people have been blessed by her generosity, to give of herself.

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  5. A true GEM, a lady who will always be known as a beautiful person who made a HUGE difference in this world. I’m proud to have known Marilyn and to have her teach me how to make a difference as well….Community Kitchen – helping people to cook healthy meals economically; Brilliant idea of Spinz A Round that is still making good use of excellent fresh produce that would otherwise be in the dumster; and the Good Food Box – again fresh produce but at a reasonable cost. So many lives were touched by this beautiful caring person.

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  6. Lyne and John Barnes :

    We were filled great sadness when we heard of Marilyn’s passing; we will miss her smile, kindness to all she met and her sense of humor. She was the mother hen of all the mother hens, always caring, always making sure you were eating. We are also filled with great joy as we know she has been suffering for a long time and now she is no longer in pain. She is now in the arms of our Father YHWH enjoying paradise with Bill waving from above. She deserves this rest. We are so going to miss her here on earth. Rest well dear sweet lady.

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