MARILYN MACHUM (1933-2015) It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Marilyn Leta Machum (nee: Deacon), who was involved in a recent motor vehicle accident and succumbed to her injuries at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on February 14, 2015 at the age of 81 years. She peacefully left this world surrounded by her loving family and with faith in the Lord. Marilyn was born on July 27, 1933 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Godfrey & Leta Deacon. She blossomed into a beautiful and graceful young lady who caught the attention of an earnest and dashing young man, George Machum. They pledged their love in holy matrimony on October 13, 1956 and celebrated 58 years together. They were further blessed with three daughters, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Her greatest joy throughout her life was always the love of family; she utilized Facebook and texting to stay in touch with every family member. She spent many quality hours socializing with friends while sharing a meal or cup of coffee. Marilyn was dedicated to many community organizations and both she and George highly regarded the RCMP and its members. She also enjoyed any “cop show” on TV and the occasional shopping spree. Marilyn was a dynamic and caring woman who was generous, humorous and an inspiration to all those who befriended her. We take great comfort in knowing that she is safely in the arms of our Lord with a smile on her angelic face and skip in her graceful step. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life include her devoted husband, George Machum of Coleman, AB; her daughters, Judy (Darryl) Johnson, Janice (Brian) Way and Beverley (Douglas) Sprague; her grandchildren, Karyn (Michael) Hogue, Stephanie (Christopher) Eklund, Christopher (Raylene) Johnson, Matthew (Christina) Way, Heather (Justin) Hantos, Danielle (Grant) Becker and Bradley Sprague; her great grandchildren, Taylor, Brooklyn, Rylie, Carter, Morgan, Darryn, Macy and Aubrey; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family; and the many friends she made throughout her lifetime. She was predeceased by her parents, Godfrey & Leta Deacon; sister, Kay; and brother, Mel. The Memorial Service honouring Marilyn’s life will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church (13126-21 Ave in Blairmore) with Rev. Nicky Keyworth, Rev. Janni Belgum and son-in-law, Rev. Brian Way officiating. Donations in memory of the late Marilyn Machum will be gratefully accepted by the Grace Anglican United Church, PO Box 903, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0 and by S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Fantin’s
Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.