Obituary of Marion Audrey Blackburn
Marion grew up in good old, rural Saskatchewan on a mixed farm. She was the youngest of four children, in a hard working, happy family.
She married and shared 36 ½ years of working together, raising a family, sharing and fullfilling dreams with her husband and equal other-half, Irvin Blackburn, before he passed in 1995. She was also predeceased by her dad and mom, Lorne and Hannah Ireland; brother Bill Ireland; grandson Chris McEwen; and brother-in-law Jack Wyatt.
Marion is survived by her three daughters and their beautiful families: Marilyn (Dean) McEwen, Carol (Bruce) Tipper, and Connie (Garth) Berg; seven most wonderful grandchildren and their significant others; 18 most perfect great-grandchildren; her cat Ziggy; sisters Pat Wyatt and Shirley (Borden) Bare; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.
Health issues were becoming a concern, but Marion was determined and succeeded staying in her home until being hospitalized for less than one day before her passing.
Mom was a hard working, caring person, that gave all she had to all she could. She did not want any fanfare or a service. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
With the covid world and lack of family/social contact the last 2+ years, her cat Ziggy has been her true companion and there for her every single day. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local humane society or pet rescue in her name. She so loved all furry four-legged family members!
She will be forever loved and held close in the hearts of many.