Marilyn Watkinson passed away peacefully in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 at the age of 86.

Dear daughter of the late Percy and Goldie (Quackenbush) Lawson. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd E. Watkinson (2003). Mother of Terry, Dan, Mike and Doug, grandmother of 6, and great grandmother of 3. Dear sister of Arline Sword and the late Eric Lawson and Jackie Corrigan. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She lived for the past 34 years at her treasured Silver Lake house and recently moved to a house on the Sturgeon River where she could watch the activities of the river. She traveled near and far with her truck and camper taking in numerous music weekends, curling events and card games. Cremation has taken place with interment at Christie Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Lovely tribute to Marilyn.. she was so strong and independent and called a spade a spade! Hardest working person I ever met. I worked for a while with Marilyn at the Woodsman and she could run circles around me serving people. Played some cards with her over a pot of tea, curled a bit with her too. Lots of fun.
Terry, Dan, Mike and Doug... my condolences

-Bonnie Blanchard Munro

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Marilyn's passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts! Praying for peace on this new family journey without her. ❤️

-Dave & Sherry Watkinson

My Deepest sympathy To The Family, she was such a pleasant Lady she will be missed at Cards on Sundays and on the bus trips 😢

-Maryann Beck

My sincere condolences to the entire family on the passing of Marilyn.

-Ron Shaw

So sorry for the loss of this special lady.

-Sandy and Sharon Heidman

Our most heartfelt sympathy at this time for the family. We will always remember the years of bowling and fun times we had there with entire Watkinson clan.

-Gary and Lorna Kennedy

My sincere sympathy to Marilyn’s son’s , her sister Arline and her extended family. Marilyn was a special cousin. She was always so busy and interested in many things Her Mom always said if there was a berry to be found Marilyn would find it. Her amazing work ethic whether building homes with Lloyd, gardening or visiting country fairs attested to her strong work ethic and creativity.May you Rest In Peace Marilyn.
Sarah Quackenbush

-Sarah Quackenbush

We have many memories of Aunt Marylin and all of them fond ones. A fun person to be around and always made us feel welcome around her and at her place. We were blessed with her company.

-David and Lori Sword and family

Like her mother before her, Marilyn's actions led by example.

-Terry Watkinson