Marilyn Sterling

A photo of Marilyn Sterling


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday July 15, 2017
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday July 14, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Marilyn Sterling (Arthurton) of Blenheim passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 11, 2017. Marilyn was born 75 years ago to her late parents Ethel & Ernest Arthurton. She married Albert on February 3rd 1962 and they were together for 35 years until his passing July 13, 1997. Marilyn was predeceased by her sister Joyce Fnukal. She will be remembered with great fondness by her sons Allan & Deb Sterling of Pain Court and Steven & Ellie Voets-Sterling of Blenheim, her grandchildren Bryce Voets-Sterling & Bernadette (Benny) Sullivan, Zoe & Wade Vermeersch, Cameron Sterling, Kyle Sterling, Connor Sterling and Kurtis Sterling. She will be missed by her brothers Keith & Norma Arthurton and Loris & Sharon Arthurton as well as her brother-in-law Joe & Sharon Fnukal and sister-in-law Lillian & Art Huffman and their families.

Marilyn loved camping with her family and friends and was a 40 year member of the National Campers and Hikers Association and local club, Ruf-n-Redi. She was the Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge in Blenheim, Past Grand Matriarch of the Ladies Encampment Auxiliary of Ontario and a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge in Merlin. She enjoyed her 35 years working at H & R Block in Chatham and Blenheim and driving school bus for Blenheim Bus Lines for 30 years.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home where visitation will take place on Friday July 14, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Marilyn will take place at the Funeral Home on Saturday July 15th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow.  A private family interment will take place at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery.

Marilyn’s wish in lieu of flowers is to remember her by making a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association.

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We are very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed driving bus and (particularly the parties) with Marilyn. She and Jerry played an excellent game of trivia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Allan, Steven and family, Remembering your Mom from our B.D.H.S. school days and from her bus driving days. Always a beautiful smile for everyone. May you find comfort in your many memories. Ted and Brenda.

The best part of the school day was getting on old bus #22 and Marilyn getting us home in record time. There was no messing around on her bus but we still had great laughs. She was always "Marilyn", never "Mrs. Sterling"! RIP Marilyn.

So sorry to hear of her passing on. I remember her as a really nice lady when I spent time with Paula and Angela. May your hearts be eased with the lovely memories of her. Hugs

My deepest sympathies to the Sterling family. I met Marilyn & her siblings in our BDHS years and we remained friends all these years. May she rest in peace.

Dear family, Sending my condolences to you. Marilyn was a lovely lady. It was nice to see her and her smiling face on Tuesdays when we delivered her groceries. Hugs to you all. May you fly free with the angels Marilyn. Hugs, Sarah Mifflin (Blenheim Sobeys grocery delivery girl)

I worked with Marilyn at H&R BLOCK many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Betty Stirling

My deepest heartfelt sympathies to the entire Sterling family on the loss of their mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.