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elevated KpaSb Mausoleum Graveside Committal Service
Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 2:30 pm
Assumption Catholic Cemetery – Our Lady of Fatima Mausoleum 
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T1N4 

elevated KpaSb Reception to follow at the funeral home reception room. 

elevated KpaSb Obituary

elevated KpaSb Marilyn Ann Morton (King) passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on May 27, 2024. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Ann and Thomas, husband Lawrence (Larry), and daughter Carolyn Ann. She is survived by children Craig (Kylie), Leah, and Robert; grandchildren Patrick (Stephanie), Kurt (Carly), Thomas (Abigail), Katie Rose, and Alexander; siblings Jim (Vallerie), June (Rick), Donna (Glenn) and Dianne; and many nieces and nephews.

elevated KpaSb Marilyn was born in Toronto to Ann and Tom King and as part of an Air Force family she lived in many places including Summerside, Ottawa, Regina, and Winnipeg. Marilyn and Larry married in 1967 in Regina. She raised her children in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Azilda, and Toronto.

elevated KpaSb At the age of 31 Marilyn contracted meningitis which led to a total hearing loss.  She faced this hardship with her usual optimism, learning sign language, using assistive devices to communicate with family members, and serving on the Canadian Hearing Society’s Board of Directors.

elevated KpaSb Always courageous, and with a love of technology inherited from her father, Marilyn was one of the first adults in Ontario to get a Cochlear Implant, a surgical implant which helps people to hear. She received her first Cochlear Implant in 1989 and her second in 2006. She served as Chair and later Vice-Chair of the Ontario Cochlear Implant Club.

elevated KpaSb Teaching was Marilyn’s passion, before and after becoming deafened. She first taught in Saskatchewan and then Ontario. After moving to Toronto for the Cochlear Implant surgery, Marilyn had a long career with the Toronto District School Board as a specialist teacher in the deaf and hard of hearing program.

elevated KpaSb Marilyn’s parents instilled in her a love of travel and adventure. Some memorable trips she took included London with her parents, Ireland with her sisters, many road trips to Western Canada to visit family, the Domokos’ cottage in Quebec, and Boston with friends. Always one for fun, she even took Carolyn and Kurt to Pennsylvania to visit the Crayola Factory and Hershey’s Chocolate World! 

elevated KpaSb Marilyn enjoyed keeping active. As a youth she was on the swim team, bowled, and curled. In retirement, Larry and Marilyn were active members of a bowling league and she always liked to let us know who had a weekly higher score. In retirement, Marilyn took golf and billiard lessons, and enjoyed shuffleboard tournaments at her retirement home.

elevated KpaSb Marilyn was a loving and involved Mom. Carolyn was diagnosed with cancer at the age of three and Marilyn cared for her, taking her to appointments, therapy, radiation, and helping her to recover from operations. While this was time consuming, she enrolled all four kids in numerous activities. She never missed a parent-teacher interview and attended every concert, even when she was unable to hear them!

elevated KpaSb Family meant everything to Marilyn and she loved being a Grandma. She never hesitated to read the large piles of books her grandchildren brought to her, to act out the stories in the books with them, or to attend their activities. Marilyn’s family love her dearly and will miss her always but we are comforted to know she is with Larry and Carolyn again.

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