Marlene Smith of Meaford passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Monday, January 23, 2023 at the age of 84.
Born in Meaford on August 28, 1938, Marlene was a daughter of the late Lorne and Isabel (nee Lindsay) Davidson.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Kenneth Smith on February 13th, 2011.
Marlene was the loving, kind and patient mother of Debbie Smith (Michael Callaghan), Rodney Smith (Theresa), Paul Smith (Liz), Patti Follis (Ken) and Melissa Smith (Glenn Gibbons).
She was the proud and doting Grandma of Chris (Melissa), Adam (Marla), Kara (Hayden), Brock, Brett, Bridget, Sarah (Matt), and GiGi of Cole, Noah, Addisyn, Xavier, Aidynne, Lealand, Lincoln, Lennox, Kenneth, Isabella and was predeceased by her great grandson Lukas.
Marlene will be missed by her brother Terry Davidson (Shirley Cowper) and her sister Myrna Fulford (Mervyn), was predeceased by her brother Bob Davidson and will be remembered by her sister-in-law Jean. She will be remembered fondly by the Smith family and by her many nieces, nephews and their families.
Marlene loved taking care of others and was so pleased and proud that she was able to care for and ‘grandparent’ her grandchildren and great grandchildren over the years. She thoroughly enjoyed her job as a cook for the group home and enjoyed visiting and chatting with everyone as she prepared meals. Marlene loved baking for others and tending to her vegetable and flower garden. She will be remembered as a kind woman who truly loved and cherished her family.
Marlene’s family will receive friends for a public visitation at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 5 until 7 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Meaford United Church on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. with a reception following in the fellowship hall. A private family service of committal and interment will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association 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. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca
Public Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home from 5 until 7 o'clock
Friday, January 27, 2023 1:30 PM
Funeral Service at Meaford United Church