It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Marlene Vaughan of Thedford announce her sudden passing at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on July 17, 2020, at the age of 78.
Marlene and Wilbert Tressley Vaughan (2013) were married for 54 years, together they raised their family of Beverley (Dave), Phyllis , Jeff (Patricia), and Greg.
Marlene was the much-loved Grandmother to Brittney (Mike), Alicia (Jonathan), Danielle (Tommy), Devin (Helen), Lauren (Hassan), Becky (Junior), and Great Grandmother to Dominic, Tressley, and Evelynn. Marlene will be missed by her extended family, friends, neighbours and her dear friend Sharon. Marlene is predeceased by daughter in law Mary Anne, parents and three brothers and two sisters.
Marlene always had a full teapot and a full house. Known affectionately as "Marley Babes" by her many visitors who came to play cards, dice, or simply sit for a friendly conversation and a cup of tea.
A private family service will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the Pinehill Cemetery. A public Celebration of Marlene's life will take place at a later date. Family and friends continue to celebrate Marlene's life. A life marked by strength, perseverance, and kindness.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and Marlene's PSW Melissa. Donations in Marlene's name are appreciated to the Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Those wishing to send flowers may have them delivered to the home.
For tracing purposes, if you will be attending in person, please RSVP using the RSVP Tab located below Service Details. Arrangements entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest, 519-786-4964 Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
All have been affected by the recent changes due to COVID-19. Please be advised there is a 50 person maximum permitted at the cemetery. For further information on directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario please click the link here: https://thebao.ca/covid-19-update-links