Obituary of Marilyn Eileen Dillman
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Age 76, formerly of Hantsport, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born in New Glasgow on May 30, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Boyd and Elizabeth (MacLeod) MacKenzie. Marilyn grew up in River John, attending grade school in Tatamagouche, completing high school at West Pictou High. She moved to Halifax after high school, accepting a position with Harris & Roome Supply Ltd., where she met her loving husband of 54 years, Elwood. In 1968, Marilyn moved to Hantsport with her young family and immediately became involved with the community. She was a member of Avon United Church (formerly St. James United Church) and an active member of the UCW for many years. Gifted with a beautiful soprano singing voice, she led the junior church choir and was a long-standing member of the senior church choir, often taking a leading role in many musical events. Marilyn was also a member of the Windsor Jaycettes for many years where she formed many lasting friendships. She began her professional paralegal career in 1973 in Windsor. Later, she joined Thorpe, Buntain, Muttart & Forse Law firm, Kentville and was employed there for many years prior to her employment with TMC Law, Kentville where she proudly worked until her recent retirement. Marilyn was a Justice of the Peace for more than 20 years, officiating many marriage ceremonies. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Ann Palmer (Adam Fahey); grandchildren, Nicholas Harding Palmer and Alexandra Elizabeth Palmer; brother, Murray (Ann) MacKenzie; nieces and nephews; extended family members; many beloved friends and colleagues. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Elwood Lewis Dillman; son, Christopher Thomas Dillman and sister, Elizabeth Ann (MacKenzie) Griffiths. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert Street, Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be a public graveside service celebrating Marilyn’s life on Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m. in Riverbank Cemetery, Riverbank Dr., Hantsport, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines must be followed. If necessary please bring your own lawn chair and umbrella and it is recommended that you wear a mask. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory of Marilyn may be made to Avon United Church, PO Box 414, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada – Halifax Chapter, 50 Bedford Hwy., Suite 210, Halifax, NS B3M 0J9 (902-422-5999). Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
Public Graveside Service
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
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