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.