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HAYDEN, Marilyn Evelyn

July 18, 1944 – Calgary, Alberta
April 4, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Marilyn passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 73 years.

In her prime, she enjoyed walking on the beach with her husband Don and with their dog Tobi; and later on, walking her dog Jazz. One of the highlights of her life was the decision to move to Parksville, BC with Don in 1993. They were very happy years together. She loved the challenge of her self-employment and political work on Vancouver Island. Throughout her career she loved working with people and people loved working with her. Marilyn was actively involved in all levels of Girl Guides in the 1970’s and 1980’s. She was an avid reader of all types of fictional authors and loved her daily crossword puzzle challenges.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters Cristy Hayden, Tara Hayden (George Anderson), grandchildren Moira and Scott Anderson of Cochrane; brother Peter (Judy) Robinson of Calgary; sister Carol (Charlie) Bernhardt of Calgary; nieces Sara Bernhardt, Amie (Fraser) Noble and children Kaia and Piper, as well as many special cousins and friends.

Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Don Hayden in 2001.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Marilyn Hayden, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Danielle Witton

    My sincere and heart-felt sympathies go out to all of you as you navigate this very emotional and difficult time.
    Sending lots of love, hugs, prayers, & good intentions for peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

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  2. Ron and Candice Tkachuk

    May the love of family and friends and the memories you hold dear bring you comfort at this time.

    Love from Ron and Candice

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  3. Faith Mikkelsen

    Dearest Cristy, and family,
    Many healing heartwaves go out to you at this time of sadness. You were a loving and compassionate daughter, who shared a special relationship with your mom. Wishing all the beautiful memories you have will help in many ways to carry you through this difficult time.
    Much love, Faith

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  4. Dear Marion, I’m so very sorry you have lost your cousin Marilyn. You spoke of Marilyn and her family fondly over the years and I know how much you value, appreciate and care for all your family. You have my most heart-felt sympathy and deepest condolences. I am sure you have some amazing memories of the time that you spent with you cousin. She was a good friend to you.
    Tara, Marion introduced us many many years ago. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My sympathy, concern and prayers are extended to you and to your family. I wish you peace, grace and strength today and in the days to come! Sincere and Kind Regards to you and to your entire family at this difficult time. Allan Hewson

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  5. Jacqueline Cormier

    Just look at that smile! That’s how she was; beautiful, smart, loving and courageous. Always ready for a profound conversation about any topic. Marilyn, you will be missed. Our hearts are broken. Fortunately you live on through your two amazing daughters, who bear such a resemblance to you in all your upstanding ways. Thank you for who you were and all you did Marilyn. Love, Jacky

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  6. Tara, George, Moir, Scott, Cristy,Carol & Charlie, Peter and Judy and all of your families and friends.
    We pass along our sincere condolences to each of you during this difficult time.
    Marilyn was a lovely person.
    We can appreciate how much she will be missed.
    All our love
    Scott, Kathy, Jacqueline and Jamie MacNeill

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  7. Dear Tara and Christy, I was so sorry to see the notice about your Mom and even more sorry not to be able to join you today. Marilyn’s big smile and cheerfulness will always remain with me. Our prayers and thoughts are with you today and in the upcoming weeks.
    Kind regards to you both and your families, Anne and Declan Livesey

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  8. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family hugs to you all with Love Barb Barry Dave and family

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  9. Cristy, Tara and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of your mom’s cheeriness though band and school carpools, practices and performances. Hoping your memories are of some comfort to you all. Hugs,
    Jane (Sandercock) Gill and Family

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  10. Rick & Mary Jane Turner

    Dear Cristy and Tara, We are sorry to learn your Mom has passed away. We enjoyed living next door to Marilyn and shared lots of stories and ideas over the fence on Chestnut Street. Moira and Scott, your grandmother loved you both very much and you will miss her. Remember all the happy times that you shared with her.

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  11. Dear Cristy and Tara,
    Your Mom was a pleasure to know! Her Christmas card to me is still sitting on my china cabinet. I was happy to hear she had moved to Calgary to be closer to you. Our paths crossed through the Oceanside Development Construction Association and also through politics – then we became friends. I was very sad to hear of her passing. She spoke of you both – and her grandchildren, with love and pride. I will always remember her with a smile. Hugs to you both as you journey through this time of loss.
    Wendy Maurer

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  12. Dear Cristy and Tara and Family
    It is such sad news to read of Marilyn’s passing in our local newspaper. I am so very sorry for your loss. Marilyn was such a godsend to me in the early days of establishing my practice in BC. She brought excellence and care to everything she contributed. I will always remember her radiant smile, her elegance and grace, and her wonderful sense of humour. She was especially radiant when sharing her pride for you both, and for her beloved grandchildren. I will think of her fondly when walking at Fish Creek.

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