With sadness, we announce the death of Marion Magee on, October 8, 2007.
She is survived by Don, her beloved husband of fifty-seven years, and her adoring children and their spouses: Jane (Jim Baxter), Fran (Bob Boyden) and Neill (Lori) will dearly miss Marion. She was devoted to, and warmly loved by her grandchildren: Erin (Mahyar Khosravi), Anna (David Gale), Patti (Brad McMillan), Kate (Cory Layton) and Ryan. Her many nieces and nephews share in our loss.
Marion and her twin brother Don were born to Leishman and Mildred McNeill on April 18, 1922, in the Scottish Nursing Home in Calgary. The twins, with their older brother Jack, grew up on Sixth Avenue West. What is now downtown Calgary was their playground. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1946 with a B. Sc. In Home Economics and worked as a registered dietician until her marriage to Don in 1950. Marion’s passion for life and her commitment to her family, friends and community brought everyone around her comfort and joy. She enjoyed the companionship of many close friends, music, bridge and travel. Marion was an outstanding cook; her kingdom was her kitchen and nothing else pleased her more than a crowd around the dining room table. She and Don have enjoyed the fellowship of the Rotary Club of Calgary for the past forty-seven years. In many ways, Marion’s life was defined by the philosophy of Rotary, “Service above self”.
A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church (506 – 4th Street S.W.) on Monday, October 15, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers are gratefully declined; however Memorial Tributes may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219.
In living memory of Marion Magee, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences