Marjory (Bruce) Walker

Born: Fri., May 11, 1923
Died: Wed., Jun. 12, 2019

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
Location: Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club

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Music by The Piano Brothers

Walker (nee Bruce), Jessie “Marjory”
Born:  11 May 1923; Walleroo cottage, Downfield, Dundee, Scotland
Marjory passed peacefully at home on 12 June, 2019 at the age of 96.

Predeceased by her husband, David Henry Walker (1919-1987) former Deputy Mayor of Deep River and Renfrew County Deputy Reeve, former member of Library Board, Hospital Board, Pembroke & Area Airport Board, and Deep River Science Academy.  Also predeceased by her sister Ann Elizabeth Mills (George William) of Dundee, Scotland

Marjory worked at the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) at Malvern Boys College, England, on the Microwave Radar Project during WWII and attended the University College Dundee (1941 - St, Andrews) for Maths and Physics.  She then worked at the Ministry of Aircraft Production in September 1943.  When WWII ended, she received her honours degree at St. Andrews.

David and Marjory met while working at Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) in Harwell, England, were married in Dundee in 1952 and honeymooned in Paris.  They sailed on the Empress of Canada that same year, arriving in Montreal and finally settled on Frontenac Crescent in 1957.  This became her home until she passed.  Marjory volunteered at the Deep River Library, was a supply teacher at Mackenzie and also a member of the Deep River Orchestra.  Her passion was playing bridge and she lamented that the cards were getting worse in the last few months.

Mother to Bruce Walker (Regina Breza-Walker, deceased) of Deep River and Graeme Walker (John Espinosa) of Newmarket.  Mother-in-law to Roberta Longley and Barb Till of Newmarket.
Grandmother to five: Peter (Sachil Patel), Amalia (Joshua Boorsma), Andrew (Bridget Kirkland), Erin (Tilo McCallister), and Katherine (Ibrahim Hatia). ‘Spare’ grandmother to Kevin Till (Rachel Joseph), Martin Till (Lisa Graham), recently married Erica Till (Antony Rodriguez).

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 19 from 2-4 pm. at the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club

Special thanks to Dr. Terry McVey, North Renfrew Long Term Care Services and all the staff at Champlain LHIN and DR&D hospital; especially the nursing staff, Cathy Everett, Colleen Whittier and Guy Frappier, for all their assistance and guidance.  The family would also like to thank all the PSWs (Cindy, Lorraine, Sarah, and Charity) who assisted Marjory during her last phase of life and her at-home care assistants Heather Guzman  and Julie Doucette.  Much gratitude to Joanne Bigham, Helen Esilman and all of Marjory’s long-time friends for their assistance and caring.

A celebration of Marjory’s life will be held in August.

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Louise Knowles pringle
   Posted Thu June 13, 2019
So sorry to hear of marjory’s passing.i have wonderful memories of her especially her piano lessons and physics tutoring. She was a wonderful woman and terrific friend to my parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Jerry and Louise pringle

Sandy Towner
   Posted Fri June 14, 2019
Ian and I are sad to hear of Marjory’s passing. She was such a gracious lady, talented musician, and feisty bridge player who still wanted to learn more, attending Ian’s lessons till well into her nineties. We had so many interesting conversations when we both manned the library desk together for several years.
Sincere condolences to all the family.

Suzanne and David Dunford and family
   Posted Fri June 14, 2019
Bruce and Graeme and your extended families-our deepest sympathy. Marjorie became our friend in the past five years. We delighted in our weekly visits, our tea parties, and great conversations. Marjorie was one of those people that lit up the room and made you happy just to be in her presence
We will miss her so much!

Jason, Shelly, and Kids
   Posted Fri June 14, 2019
We have had the honour of living beside Marjory since 2009. She was always very kind, giving, and I will always remember her smile.

There were many examples of her kindness over the years, too many to mention. But, one such example was one cold winter morning she noticed that my car wasn't starting. I don't know if she got bundled up to come out, or if she was already on her way but she appeared at just the right moment. She asked me if I would like to take her car. I graciously declined and never forgot the moment. Over the years I got to know her for her very kind nature.

She took an interest in our kids and she was always wonderful with them. When Felicity was 3 Marjory made a point of coming over to make sure she stopped by her house that evening for a Halloween treat. Ocean also loved going to her house on Halloween for the extra special attention she gave her.

We will all miss her very much. Our hearts go out to her family and friends.

Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help.

Love Jason, Shelly, Felicity, Ocean, and Jasper

Merrill Gasmann
   Posted Fri June 14, 2019
It was with great sadness I learned of Marjory's passing. To her cherished family, I extend my deepest sympathies. An extraordinary lady is how I will remember Marjory. I was so fortunate to been given opportunity to meet her and speak with her, sometimes for hours. A more positive, engaged and engaging person would be hard to find. I will treasure those moments.

Lucille Watson
   Posted Fri June 14, 2019
I am so grateful that I was able to spend a few minutes with Marjory a short time ago.
She was a great lady, enjoyed her independence and being in her home. She loved her bridge , her gardens, making tea and having a chat with friends.
She will be warmly remembered. Lucille

Joyce Winfield
   Posted Fri June 14, 2019
I didn't "know" Marjory, but I did know her, as a wonderful friendly person that I encountered time and again over the years, especially at the library. My deepest condolences to all her family and friends.

   Posted Sat June 15, 2019
Dear Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Jessie. May you be comforted beyond measure as you reflect on the solid promise of a resurrection for all who have died. (John 5:28-29) Almighty God cannot lie, his promises are our guarantee and will soon become our reality. (Titus 1:2) JW.ORG

Kathleen Taylor
   Posted Sat June 15, 2019
Remembering with love and great affection my fellow Dundonian Marjory.
It was my lucky day when we first met and became friends.
Kathleen Taylor.

Peter and Sarah Mills
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
We have very fond memories of Aunt Marjorie. She was always most kind to us and on several occasions gave us a wonderful welcome to her home in Deep River when we travelled to Canada.
She was extremely clever and Peter has written elsewhere of her involvement in the development of radar in Britain in WW2.But she wore her erudition lightly and was great fun with a skill in engaging you in interesting and amusing conversation.
I remember she loved doing the crossword (? in the Manchester Guardian) and would rip through it while the rest of us struggled to find any answers!
We will miss her and we send you and all the family all our condolences on her passing and our most affectionate memories and appreciation of her remarkable life. With much love to you all Peter and Sarah Mills.

Marilyn Pantermoller
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
To Mrs. Walker's family: I had the immense pleasure of having contact with this sweet, classy, wonderful lady, many , many times over the years in the library . It was always a very positive experience. She never failed to smile and offer a kind word. A long life well-lived for sure ! Marilyn Pantermoller

Helen Wilson
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
To the Walker family: Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful lady. I looked forward to every Wednesday afternoon at the library because Marjory would be our circulation desk volunteer. She brightened our day immensely. May you find solace in your memories. A life well lived indeed! 🌹

Maureen Daigle
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
My deepest condelences to all the family so sorry for your loss .

North Star Association
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
We are sad to hear of the passing of one of North Star's longtime members and close friends. Our deepest sympathies to Bruce and Graham and family on the loss of your beloved mother, Marjorie. She was a most interesting lady and one who loved the outdoors and river watching. We will all miss seeing her walk the beach and visiting folks at North Star. May she rest in peace eternally.

Arlene Roach
   Posted Sun June 16, 2019
Such a great lady. Have had lovely visits with Marjorie at the family cottage the last 30 years. She was always interested in what one had to say and the had the knack of making you feel special. So lucky to have known her. She will be missed

Brian Gibbs and Dave Reddon
   Posted Mon June 17, 2019
Dave and I share our deep condolences to all the family on the passing of a sweet and very dear lady. We have many a memory sitting around chatting and enjoying Marjory's kind thoughts and great discussions. She will be always remembered and sadly missed.

Cathy Wood
   Posted Mon June 17, 2019
I was very sorry to read about Marjorie's death. She was such a lovely, classy lady. I enjoyed making travel arrangements for her when I was working. Sometimes she'd stop by the Bean House for coffee if she was out and about doing errands and I was delighted if she joined our group as she always had interesting things to say. She will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to her family.

Cathy Ramsay & Roy Knight
   Posted Tue June 18, 2019
We are very sorry to lose Marjorie who we knew 31 years at the family cottage. I shared many times with her talking about Scotland & her family history. She had an incredible depth of knowledge on many other topics & was always so interesting to spend time with. She was a very warm person & a real lady. She did well to live 96 years & now has earned her rest. We all miss her but will never forget her. God bless her & her entire family.

Suzanne and David Dunford
   Posted Thu August 22, 2019
David and I were so sorry to be away and miss Marjory's celebration of life on Monday. We wanted to meet the family we heard so much about on our weekly visits and frequent tea parties. We miss her so much and will treasure her friendship forever. Hugs to all of you.

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