In Loving Memory of
October 2, 1932 – April 2, 2023.
Obituary of Marian FryerLoving Wife, Mother, Grandma aka, Gram Gram and Great Gram Gram, Sister and friend. Family was everything to Mum and she leaves behind her husband Ernie, they were married for over 70 years. Sisters in the UK Margaret and Jean, and sister-in-law Andrea, predeceased by her brother George. Mum also leaves behind her beloved children Andrea (John), David (Michele), Sandy (Warren). Grandma/Gram Gram to Heather (Peter), Gavin (Kristen), Andrew (Rebecca), Candice (Steve), Ashley (Peter), Chris (Lyndsay), Nicolas (Rachel), Nathan, Ali (Chris), Jamie (Kiera). Great Gram Gram to William, Amelia, Abigail, Matthew, Matias, Roman, Miles, Madison, Connor, Charlotte, Kyla, Summer, Valerie, Scarlett.
Born in Liverpool UK, Mum and Dad married and set sites on Canada for a better life for the family. Arriving in Toronto in 1953 to meet up with Ernie she had a few dollars in her pocket, no family or friends but she made a home, a life and a legacy. Mum did everything to pinch the pennies and she was always looking for a sale to get the best bargain. Even in the final weeks she wanted to go out. She wanted to drive to the grocery store to get the chicken or the butter on sale and Chapman’s French Vanilla ice cream for dad.
This past November she renewed her driver's license, she was going to beat this cancer and get back to driving. She loved her car and the independence. Mum loved a family party, a glass of wine or 2. (we would water down #3) great food, laughter and fun. She will be forever known for her rice pudding, baking chocolate chip cookies, lemon meringue pies and roast beef.
She was very proud of herself and the job she held at Mack Truck as an accounting clerk. She gained many friends that she still remained close too. In her retirement Mum and Dad travelled Canada and the US in a travel trailer. When done traveling, they became Snowbirds and spent winters in Florida. Mom couldn’t stay away for long as she missed her grandkids.
Mum was very crafty, and she spent hours sewing, knitting, needlepoint, painting, baked or made and mended whatever the kids needed. Mum was always there for her family, that hole will never be filled. Mum was fierce, she told it like it was, straight up you got the truth whether you liked it or not. She was honest and compassionate. Feeling intuitive, she knew when something was up, we got away with nothing. Mum was once a hostage in an armed bank robbery, lying flat on the floor she still managed to sneak a peek to give a description of the robber to the police and later ID’d in the lineup.
Many thanks to the wonderful Dr. Cescon, the HCCSS, nurse Jenn, Dr. Davies and staff at Jurvinski, Doctors and staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Special thanks to friends and family for the unconditional love and support through this most difficult time. Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of life planned for the summer when the flowers are in bloom. Donations can be made to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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What a beautiful co-worker at Mack, Marian was. She was always pleasant, funny and always willing to give good advice or tell you what you should do. We had a lot of good years at Mack and she was loved by all. RIP Marian.
Our heartfelt condolences for your loss.
Marian, what a beautiful person you are. You fought so hard and held in as long as you could for your family. I have never met a woman as fiercely strong and determined as you. You are irreplaceable, and Your presents will be so greatly missed by your loved ones, the fond memories of you will remain close to our hearts. I believe you will always continue to watch over your family and ensure they are safe; for
You are Truly an Angel of God 💗
From Lindsay and Family