Marian Sykes

A photo of Marian Sykes


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday November 30, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Marian Ruth Sykes passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday November 22, 2019.  She was 95 years old.  Marian was the fourth of nine siblings born to the late Felicia Burnedien (Beaton) and Verne Thomas Wilkinson.  She was the last surviving member of that family.

In 1942, Marian married her husband Nelson Edward Sykes, sharing 68 years together before Nelson’s passing in 2010.  Marian and Nelson raised four children; Ona & Pat Forget, Murry & Marie Sykes, Larry Sykes and the late Gerald Sykes (2008).  She was loved by her grandchildren Shawn Forget (Deb), Dale Forget, Chad Sykes, Christopher Sykes (Erin) and Corey Sykes and her great grandchildren Dontae, Desmond, Donavan, Meghan, Ryan, Makayla, Cooper, Evan, Nathan and Delaine.  Marian was predeceased by her daughter in law Annette Sykes in 2003 and by her great granddaughter Holly Sykes in 1998.

Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Marian’s life will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Saturday November 30, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friends wishing to remember Marian with a memorial donation are asked to consider charity of their choice.

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My condolences Ona, Murry and Larry. I remember all my long talks with your mom and she always made me feel welcome when I visited. I'm sure glad she was part of my life, very special women I'll love her forever

Dear Ona and family were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom ,we pray that you will keep her well in your heart ❤️ it doesn’t seem that long ago that I talked to your mom,Our mothers are all together now prayers to you and your family Paul and Barb

Remembering a former neighbour from Raleigh. May you all find comfort in your precious memories. Sincerely, Brenda (Payne) Rumble.

To the Skykes family Larry, I am sending you my deepest condolences for ur lost of ur Mom, my she R.I.P.

Dear Ona & family, We are sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to everyone. Sincerely, Murray & Darlene Crawford

My sincere condolences to Marion's family. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed spending time with her a couple years ago through the VON program . We would take long drives and she would tell stories about her younger days and all her adventures with family and friends. She was very proud of all of you and looked forward to eating out at Andy's restaurant with Shawn it meant so much to her. It was my privilege to get to know her if only for a short time.

Very Sorry