Antler, Marilyn Anne

Marilyn Antler passed away peacefully at Telfer Place Nursing Home in Paris, Ontario on Friday, November 24, 2023 at the age of 79.

Born in Renfrew, Ontario on July 4, 1944, she was a daughter of the late William and Clara (nee Forrest) Gore.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward ‘Ted’ Jones in 1970 and by her husband Ernest ‘Ernie’ Antler in 1992.

She was the much-loved mother of Charlene Jones-Southgate (Liam) of British Columbia and Melinda Muscat (Tony) of Brantford.

Marilyn was the proud grandmother ‘Nana’ of Rebecca Heal, Randi Heal, Kyle Southgate, Karlee Southgate, Brenley Muscat, Tanna Muscat, Shayla Muscat; and great grandmother to Quinn Synnott, and Dylan and Jaxon McNamara.

She was the dear sister of Mary Wyville of Meaford.

Marilyn will be remembered for her apple pie, sense of humor and the love and pride for her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and outings for meals and shopping.  She proudly served as one of Thornbury’s Crossing Guards for over 30 years and always had many stories to share of her job and the families she assisted.

Marilyn’s family express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Telfer Place in Paris, Ontario for their wonderful care in their mom’s final days.

Family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 4 until 6 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 1:30 p.m., with interment following at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Visiting at Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford from 4 until 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 1:30 PM
Service at Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

Make a donation in memory of Marilyn Anne Antler

Donations: Alzheimer's Society Grey-Bruce
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Tanya Gamble
    Saturday, November 25, 2023

    Melinda & Charlene
    I am so sorry to hear that your mom has passed. My childhood is sprinkled with memories of her, and know that her friendship with my mom was cherished. You are in my thoughts as you go through this time of sorrow.

  2. Saundie Rowat
    Saturday, November 25, 2023

    Sending love & condolences to the whole family. Charlene & Melinda, your Mom was an exceptional lady. The welcome at your home growing up is a favourite memory. Your Mom had a nurturing spirit that she extended to all & the most delicious homemade food with love stirred in. Love, Saundie ,Greg , Matt, Brian & Alex Rowat

  3. don and marg sheridan
    Sunday, November 26, 2023

    so very sorry to hear of marilyns passing. our sympathy to all her family. i will always remember good times with my neighbour and friend.
    margie and don sheridan

  4. Mike Robertson
    Sunday, November 26, 2023

    Sincere condolences to Charlene and Melinda and families.
    I first met your Mom in 1963 at JMG, and of course I worked with both Ted and Ernie.
    Your Mom was a great person, exceptionally kind and considerate.

  5. Christina Southgate
    Monday, November 27, 2023

    To Charlene and Melinda and families…my deepest sympathies for the loss of your lovely mom/ nana. Hopefully the hole left can be filled with wonderful memories and the idea of eternal peace! It’s your time to soar Marilyn!!!

  6. Marsha Rankin
    Monday, November 27, 2023

    Charlene and Melinda – my memories are rushing back of many visits to your house in Thornbury. Back then we had many moms because no matter whose house we were in, the moms treated us like their own. Marilyn served the best lunches, scolded us when needed but always had a smile when we were together. My heart goes out to you.

  7. Daniella Green
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    I have fond memories of walking to BVCS and seeing Marilyn each day as a child. I’m know she touched many students and even those student’s children in her time as the crossing guard. She was a constant in many children’s lives always providing a friendly beginning and end to the school day. I’m very sorry for your loss.


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