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Marilyn Jean Gilker

August 10, 1935

August 13, 2023

Marilyn Gilker peacefully passed away on August 13, 2023, at the age of [AGE]. Born in Winnipeg, Marilyn grew up in Edmonton before settling in her beloved home in Canmore in 2015. In her final years, she resided in Calgary, receiving exceptional care from the devoted staff at Staywell Manor.

Marilyn will always be remembered as a remarkably generous individual who possessed a unique talent for giving. Her family held an immensely significant place in her heart, and they adored her just as much. Throughout her career as a social worker and in her various volunteer roles at local hospitals, Marilyn’s passion for art and creative pursuits always shone brightly. She shared her energy, humor, and remarkable generosity with her late husband, Pat Gilker, as they lovingly raised a family together. As a mother, friend, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Marilyn’s presence will forever reside in the hearts of those who knew her.

To commemorate Marilyn’s life, an informal memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 1-4pm. This event will take place in Calgary at the Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building, located at 3625-4 St. SW. If you plan to attend, kindly RSVP by emailing rossgilker1959@gmail.com.

Marilyn Gilker’s departure leaves a profound void, but her incredible spirit and the impact she made on the lives of others will always be cherished. May she rest in eternal peace.

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