elevated nTYtN March 7, 1927 ~ March 27, 2020
elevated nTYtN Obituary
elevated nTYtN Peacefully, on Friday, March 27, 2020, in Pickering, Ontario, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mother of Guy and his wife Debbie, Teresa Lam Hon Wah and her husband Eric, Robert and his wife Chantal, Gaetan and his wife Juyce, Joseph and his wife Rosemay, Frank and his wife Suzanne, Marieanne and her husband Alain and Cyril and his wife Suzanne. Adored by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
elevated nTYtN It is with heavy hearts that our family has made the difficult decision to hold a private funeral with our immediate family. This decision was made due to the evolving status of COVID-19. We have chosen to do this in order to minimize the threat of spreading the coronavirus. Ultimately, we recognize that the health and safety of our loved ones comes first. Sending your love and support at this time is very appreciated, and we welcome your messages of condolence. However, we do not want anyone to put their health at risk. If so desired, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation.
Mom was born on the island of Mauritius and grew up there. She married our dad, Michael, and raised eight children: six boys and two girls. She has twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
We have so many fond memories of mom. She was a perfectionist who ran her household like clockwork and always ensured we had plenty of good food on the table. She would get up at 5:00AM every day to prepare a hearty breakfast for us before we went to school. Mom would also prepare and have lunch delivered to us at school. She was a wonderful and caring mother.
She was kind, generous and warm person who was always willing to help people. Her daughter MarieAnne used to do her hair every weekend which was one of her highlights and enjoyment. She also enjoyed treating all her children and grandchildren to diner at a chinese restaurant as often as she could.
We would always look forward to Tuesdays when she would go to the market and bought fresh pork liver and intestines to make hamchoy soup with. Sundays were also very special for us as mom would take us to church at Notre Dame De Lourdes and bought us those delicious “petit pate” at patisserie Central after mass.
Mom loved dressing herself and her children with nice clothes. We were the best dressed kids around the block. Chinese New Year’s was very special for all of us as mom would get all of us new custom-made outfits to wear and of course the foung-pows. We looked forward to all the delicious food mom and Dad would spend two days preparing. She would prepare “gateaux la cire” and share it with all the workers at Dad’s business, Chantier Plaisance. They used to come and ask “Madame Meko, un ti bout la cire avec ou”.
Eventually, Mom and Dad emigrated to Canada in 1976. They didn’t speak a word of English, so Mom attended English classes for 30 years and not only learnt English, she also learnt Cantonese from her Chinese classmates. She also volunteered to help new students due to her proficiency and gained the friendship and respect of her teacher, Mrs. Eileen Skillen.
She was very independent and more so after Dad passed away. She used to take public transport to go meet her friends in Chinatown every Saturday.
Mom, we are forever grateful to you for all the sacrifices you made to ensure we all became successful in our lives. You will always have a special place in our hearts.We love you for ever.
Your loving children.
Guy, Therese, Robert, Gaetan, Joseph, Francois, Cyril and MarieAnne
It is with great sadness that I learned of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, the Lishingman Family. May God give you all, strength, Comfort, Love and Hope at this difficult time.
We are very sorry for your loss and send our heartfelt condolences to the Lishingman extended family. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Our sincere condolences to the Lishingman family we are thinking of you and sending love
Our deepest sympathy to the Lishingman family at this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.