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Marilyn Jean Gilker

August 10, 1935

August 13, 2023

Marilyn Gilker, a beloved individual, peacefully passed away on August 13, 2023. Born in Winnipeg, she spent her childhood in Edmonton before settling in Canmore in 2015, where she cherished her home deeply. For her final two years, Marilyn resided in Calgary at Staywell Manor, receiving exceptional care from the dedicated staff.

Renowned for her extraordinary giving nature, Marilyn was adored by her family, who held an utmost significance in her life. Throughout her career as a social worker and in various volunteer roles at local hospitals, she avidly shared her love for art and creative practices. Alongside her late husband, Pat Gilker, she enthusiastically embraced raising their beloved family. Whether as a mother, friend, grandmother, or great-grandmother, she will eternally reside within our hearts, forever remembered for her vibrant energy, delightful sense of humor, and boundless generosity.

A casual get-together will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 1-4pm, providing an opportunity for family and friends to honor Marilyn’s memory. The memorial will be held at the Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building in Calgary (3625-4 St. SW). Kindly RSVP to rossgilker1959@gmail.com if you wish to join the commemoration.

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