Houston, Marlene Gail (Fisher) of Kitchener passed away at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday March 28, 2021 in her 87 th year.
Beloved wife of the late Grant Houston (2013). Dear mother of Jeff (Pauline) Houston and Joanne (Steven) Becker, all of Waterloo. Loving grandmother of Ashley (Stefanus) DuToit of Singapore, Courtney (Travis) Witt of St. Jacobs, Ryan (Beth) Becker of Kitchener and Brittany (Jacob) McNeely of Ariss. Fondly remembered by 7 great-grandchildren with another on the way.
Predeceased by an infant son, an infant granddaughter Alicia and her parents Herbert and Ione Fisher. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Ayton.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Lutheran Church, Ayton or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Garrett Funeral Chapel, Neustadt. Online condolences and share memories of Marlene, please visit www.garrettfuneralchapels.com.
We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We enjoyed our visits after church before she moved and we know that Norm and Vi cherished their friendship with your parents. Ayton was indeed a close community.
Jeff, Joanne and families - Thinking of you at this time. So sorry to hear about your mom. I remember visiting at the cottage and your mom making us Jiffy Pop popcorn, dance classes in Hanover and living in Ayton. No matter how old we are, it's never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My Sympathy to the Family on the passing of your Mother, grandmother and Friend .
I remember the good days of growing up in Ayton with Marlene and her parents Ione and Herb.
Wishing you Blessings and Peace in the days ahead.
Jo, Steve, Ryan, Brittany and Family
Axel and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom/nana. I will always remember walking into your house and seeing Marlene sitting there and automatically saying hi mom, what’s new? She would smile and the conversation would begin. When we would meet at the hairdressers I would say hi mom, nice to see you. She would smile and have to explain to her hairdresser our connection. Her strong independence was always admired. She will truly be missed. Hugs..Axel and Jan
I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing , Joanne and family. Take the time to talk with each other about all the good memories. It helps to be together as well as to laugh and cry with each other. Thinking of you
Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Joanne, during this difficult and sad time. My mom passed away suddenly in January, so I understand the hole this will leave in your life. Warmest wishes.
Jeff, Pauline, Steven and Jo Ann and families. Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. I will miss my chats with Marlene as well as our MANY email. She shared what was happening in your families and I tried to keep her up to day with what was happening in and around Ayton and of course she was always interested as what was happening at Trinity. I remember the "Good Old Days" when Marlene, Doris Stockman and myself sang Alto in Trinity choir and to often we had to be reminded we where there to practice and sing rather then chat. Cherish your memories.
Joanne, Jeff, Steve, Pauline and Families
Please accept my sincere condolences to each and everyone of you on the passing of Marlene. When I think of Marlene, I think of the times that her and Grant invited mom and dad and us kids to their cottage in Port Elgin. I always enjoyed the time spent there and how Marlene was always a good hostess and treated us so good. I recall on a few occasions, she would say to me, "you know our boy that we lost would have been around your age", and that always showed me the respect she had for me. Hold onto the good memories and know that she isn't alone as Grant is there to greet her with open arms. Take care.
The Kuschnereit family of Kitchener sends condolences on the loss of Marlene--a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Special prayers to Steven and Jo Anne on your loss. May God be with you and sustain you in the days ahead!
Jeff and Joanne - our hearts are with you and your families at this time.
Many great memories I have of our family visits as we were all growing up - both at your home in Ayton and the Cottage in Port Elgin. Marlene and Grant were always so kind and so good to everyone. I'm sure you are all comforted that they are together again.
We wish to send our condolences from our family to Jeff and Joanne and their families. Marlene was the oldest of the Fisher family cousins and was a role model for all of us. Marlene and Grant were Godparents for our oldest daughter. We have many happy memories of them, both at work and leisure. May you all take comfort in the knowledge that she was a special person in many lives and she will be missed by many.
We wish to express our sympathy in your loss of a lovely mother, grandmother and friend to all. I found a quote that I will pass on:
Tonight, when you look up,
Don't think of them as stars,
Think of them as porch lights
welcoming your loved one safely home.
Sending you thoughts of peach during your time of sorrow.
Jeff and Joanne, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother, Marlene. I fondly recall all of the fun times spent with you and your Mom and Dad, both in your family home and at the cottage in Port Elgin. It’s always hard to lose a parent, but I hope that you will be able to draw some strength and comfort from the many wonderful memories you hold dear to your heart. My very deepest sympathies to you and your families.
Jeff and Joanne and families: Our sympathy in the loss of your dear Mom. She was always smiling and friendly. I’ll always remember her coming into the office to say goodbye to me as she went home after a hatch day downstairs.
Keep your memories close to your heart.
Dear Jeff and Joanne...our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. She was such a kind and caring person and she and your dad were wonderful to Bryan and I when we were expecting Kellie (they gave us all the items they had acquired for the baby they lost) We never forgot that and always had a warm spot in our heart for them. She always found ways to reach out and help people. It's hard when it is so sudden but one dosen't get to make that call .When in happens we have to remember and treasure the good times and know that she's gone home to be with your dad and the angels