Marion Freeman

April 23, 2023


Marion Freeman passed away peacefully in her 96th year, at Gateway Haven in Wiarton, Ontario on April 23rd, 2023.

Marion was born in Owen Sound to Thomas and Adelleth Simpson, sister of Fred, Tom, Jack and Charlie, all previously deceased. She is fondly remembered by their extended families.

 She had wonderful memories of her husband Ross Penner (deceased), Don Freeman (deceased) and her partner later in life, Don Laidlaw (deceased). She is survived by her brother-in-law Max (Judy) Penner.

Marion was the caring mother of Ross Penner (deceased) Jim Penner, Julia Levine (Gary) and Jane Wheildon. She was the doting grandmother to Craig Wheildon, Nolan Wheildon (Amy), Matthew (Kate) Holden and Mark (Emily) Holden. She cherished her nine great grandchildren.

Marion was known for her love of family gatherings, her amazing needlework, her great enjoyment of music and her affection for travel. Marion lived a full life of love and laughter and is now thankfully at peace.

Cremation has taken place with a private graveside service to be conducted at a later date.

Donations in Marion’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Owen Sound Hospital Foundation. or a charity of your choice.

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Private Committal

Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound


Alzheimer Society
20 Eglinton Ave West, Ste. 1600, Toronto ON M4R1K8
Tel: 1-800-616-8816

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
610 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5G2M9
Tel: 1-866-224-6560

Owen Sound Hospital Foundation
1800 8th Street East, Owen Sound ON N4K6M9
Tel: 1-519-372-3925


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