June 13, 1957
October 27, 2023
Donna “Marion” Pym, aged 66, peacefully passed away at her home on October 27, 2023, bringing an end to her courageous battle with cancer. Surrounded by her loving family, Marion’s journey came to a close. Richard Pym, her devoted husband of 41 years, stood by her side throughout their remarkable journey together, creating an unbreakable bond and a solid foundation upon which their family thrived. Marion is survived by her three sons, Christopher (Jen), Matthew (Andrew), and Daniel (Krista), who will forever hold dear the memories of their mother’s vivacious spirit, unwavering determination, and unwavering support for their individual pursuits.
Marion’s adoration for her three granddaughters, Hailey, Rae, and Amelia, knew no bounds. From cheering them on at their sporting events to eagerly undertaking the role of babysitter, their sweet memories with their beloved Gigi include sleepovers, bonfires, breakfast hot chocolate, playtime at the park, and beach glass hunts. Born to Donna (Tanner) and Bill Anderson in Petrolia, Ontario, Marion was one of five siblings. Surviving siblings include her brother Ron (Clothilde) and sister Catherine (Lorne), while she is preceded in death by her beloved parents, sister Ruth, and brother Ray (Deborah).
Marion embarked on her professional journey in 1978 as a travel agent, allowing her the privilege of exploring various corners of the world. Always eager to share her experiences with colleagues and clients, Marion’s adventurous nature also led her to a career at Bruce Telecom in 2001. Here, she found joy in recognizing familiar faces in the office or hearing them on the other end of the telephone, serving as a customer service representative. Marion’s commitment to community service shone through her long-standing involvement as a dedicated volunteer and proud supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she held various roles within the Kincardine branch and ultimately served as the President.
Upon retiring in 2019, Marion had the opportunity to spend cherished moments in Scottsdale, Arizona, a place that held a special place in her heart. Never one to sit idle for long, Marion delighted in exploring and hiking the desert landscapes, pursuing her passion for making stained glass, and building meaningful connections with fellow snowbirds. While at home, Marion cherished the beauty of Lake Huron, taking time to bask in the breathtaking sunsets and leisurely walks along the beach. Her green thumb was evident in her expansive and ever-evolving backyard garden, while her warm hospitality and exceptional baking skills made her a natural host for her large extended family.
Although Marion left this world too soon, her radiant soul, unwavering kindness, and infectious smile will forever be etched in our hearts. Her spirit lives on through the love she shared with those who held her dear. A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Sunday, November 26th, from 1-4pm, at the Ainsdale Golf Course in Kincardine. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Dr. Damian Gunaratne and his team for their compassionate care. They also extend a special thank you to Joanne Metters for her unwavering friendship, selfless generosity, and enduring support.