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October 27, 2023

Donna “Marion” Pym of Kincardine, died at home, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, surrounded by the love of her family, ending a brave journey through cancer. She was 66. Survived by her devoted husband of 41 years, Richard Pym. The two formed the most perfect pair. Working hard, and never far from each other’s side, they built a strong foundation upon which to support their growing family. Marion will be deeply missed by her three sons, Christopher (Jen), Matthew (Andrew), and Daniel (Krista). They will forever remember her fun-loving spirit, strong will, and ongoing support of their individual endeavours. She adored her three granddaughters, Hailey, Rae and Amelia. She was an avid cheerleader at their hockey, baseball and soccer games, and seized every opportunity to take on babysitting duties. They will cherish their memories with Gigi, including sleepovers, bonfires, hot chocolate at breakfast, playing at the park, and searching for beach glass. Born in Petrolia, Marion was one of five children of Donna (Tanner) and Bill Anderson. She leaves behind her brother, Ron (Clothilde); and sister, Catherine (Lorne). She is predeceased by her beloved parents; sister, Ruth; and brother, Ray (Deborah). Marion began her career as a travel agent in 1978. She was fortunate to travel to many corners of the world and was always eager to share her experiences abroad with colleagues and clients. In 2001, this adventurous spirit led her to start a new chapter, working at Bruce Telecom. She was often delighted to see a familiar face in the office, or hear it on the phone as a customer service representative. As a proud supporter and long-standing volunteer of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Marion fulfilled multiple roles within the Kincardine branch, ultimately serving as president. In 2019, she retired, allowing her to spend more time in Scottsdale, Arizona, a place that was near and dear to her heart. Never one to sit still for long, and always with her camera in hand, Marion loved the desert. Exploring and hiking the natural landscapes, making stained glass, and socializing with her fellow snowbirds, made the winters fly by. When home, Marion never took life on Lake Huron for granted. She always took the time to admire the spectacular sunsets, and walk along the beach. She also loved to garden and spent much of her time in her sprawling and ever-evolving backyard. She was also a natural host, and her large extended family was often fortunate to enjoy her warm hospitality and delicious baking. Though Marion was taken too soon, we remember her as a brilliant soul with an unwavering kindness, and a smile that would light up the room. Her spirit lives on in those she loved. Marion’s celebration of life will take place at Ainsdale Golf Course, Kincardine, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Damian Gunaratne and team for their compassionate care. A special thank you to Joanne Metters for her faithful friendship, selfless generosity, and enduring support. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine;