Marion Smith

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Marion Loreen Smith (nee Childs) passed into the arms of her Saviour, May 6, 2022, with family at her side, at the Blenheim Community Village at the age of 89. Marion was born in Dawn Township on April 15, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Mary (nee Davidson) and Clinton Childs. Marion was well loved and treasured by the Childs clan. Her family was one of her most treasured gifts. Predeceased by her husband James Ivan Smith in 2008, Marion was the beloved mother of Susanne Smith (Dale Horvath) of Blenheim, and Robert (Lorna) Smith of Mississauga. Adored and deeply loved grandmother of Steve Hough (Theresa Katona), James (Alisha) Smith, Dave (LeeAnna) Hough, John Smith (Ashley Presby), Tanya Wilson, and Carley Horvath. Marion is survived by great grandchildren: Freya, Ethan, Isla, Jett, Brooklyn, Orin, Mira, Ezequiel, Aada-Lee, Quinndale, and Aubryn-Lee. Loving sister to Don (Berneida) Childs, Gordon (Fran) Childs, late Harold (Mary) Childs, and predeceased by Morris (Helen) Childs, Ernest (Mildred) Childs, Evelyn (Llyod) Eves, and Helen (Gerald) Babcock. Visitation will be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley St. in Blenheim on May 10, 2022 from 11:00am until 1:00pm. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home following the visitation at 1:30pm with the interment at Evergreen Cemetery after the service. Donations made in memory of Marion to the Maple Grove Christian Retreat Centre would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at  A video tribute of Marion’s life can be watched following this link:

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Susanne and family, so sorry to hear the passing of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories you had of your mother and keep them close to your heart.

Susanne and Dale and family we are very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing ... may your heart be comforted by her memoires and surrounded by the love of family and friends. Keeping you in our prayers Marg and Paul

My sincerest condolences. Marion was such a lovely person and neighbour.

Susanne and family, We are saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. May you find comfort in your memories of her and knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of others.

Sue, Steve, Dave and families My deepest condolences on the loss of your mom/grandma. Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.

Sue, and family. My deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your mom. Your mom was such a lovely person and very helpful to all she came in contact with especially during her time at the General Hospital.

Susanne The memory of your mother is a treasure that can never be stolen. We are thinking of you as you go through these tough times. Our sympathy to you and your family. Kelly and Ada

Sue, Dale & family. Forever in your heart, & interally in your soul. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and lots of love at your time of sorrow.

Susanne and Dale family, So very sorry for the loss of your mom Marion! Forever keeping our hospital unit humming. A wonderful friend and confident and also an inspirational line dancer. Rock on Marion in your new home. John and Helen Hanak

Susanne & Dale! My thoughts are with you folks and your family. Your mother was a very nice lady and will be missed by many!

My condolences for your loss. She left a mark on all your lives with blessings that you will always remember

Steve and family we are so sorry to hear the passing of your Grandmother remember the good times you had with her prayers for the family Vicki and Tony

Steve and family we are so sorry to hear the passing of your Grandma remember the good times you had with her prayers to your family. Vicki and Tony Van Gerven

Susanne, Steve and Dave; So sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Sorry to hear about the death of your sister, Don. Our condolences.

Sue & Dale, So sorry for your loss. Lucy Hartford

Our condolences to Sue & family.

Sorry to hear of Marion’s passing.She was one of my best friends, remembering the many great times we spent together. Marion was always so caring and loving.

Bob & Lorna, We are so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Deepest heartfelt condolences to you & your family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. Lisa & Phil 💞

Susanne and family. I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You have so many wonderful memories, those are yours to keep close to your heart always. Sincerely, Janet (Wilson) Vansickle

Heavens Gates has received another angel, keep the memories of your Mother alive close to your heart, she'll never be to far away. So sorry for your loss Susanne, its hard to lose someone you love so much, she is in a good place no more pain & suffering. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Susanne and Dale, We're so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. She had a kind and gentle manner which will not be forgotten. Please know that we are keeping you close in our hearts, and in our prayers. MaryLin and David

Dear Susanne & Dale So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You & your mom were always quite the team, supporting each other through “thick & thin”& having fun together. You’ll have lots of wonderful memories to remember her & keep her close to your heart. Sheila Satchell

Dear Susanne ,Dale and family ,I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother sounded like such a wonderful person, May you find peace knowing she is with our Lord and saviour. Sending love and prayers❤️🙏

Susanne we are shocked and so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely Mom, Marion. She truly was a sweet and kind person and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to you, Dale and all your families. I just wish it had been easier to have gotten together over the last 3 years. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Sending your family lots of love and prayers. Your mom was a beautiful human! She will be missed. May you and your family be comforted by all the wonderful memories you shared during so many beautiful years together. Our deepest condolences 💐

Hi Susanne & families So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother I always tried to stop in to say hello to your mom when I was coming in to visit my dad. Praying the wonderful memories will bring you peace during this time.

My heart goes out to you Susanne, Dale and family. At least she had a long life and family around her. God bless you. My thoughts are with you all ❤️

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength through this most difficult time. She was a beautiful lady.

Susanne, Steve, Dave and families, My sympathies to you on reading of your mom and grandmother’s death. You will be in my prayers for strength and guidance through this difficult time. Sincerely, Eileen (Simpson) Lindsay