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Wagner, Marilyn

WAGNER, Marilyn –
It is with great sadness we announce that Marilyn passed away on November 20th, 2018 at her home in Guelph surrounded by family after finally succumbing to an illness that was supposed to take her 20 years ago.
Marilyn Wagner (nee Smith) born September 6th, 1941 in Winnipeg, lived her life with determination, a curious mind, and restless energy. She nurtured countless life-long relationships as one would an ever-growing beautiful garden. By every measure, Marilyn’s life was well and fully lived.
Marilyn is survived by her husband and best friend of 57 years, Tony Wagner, and loving children Kimberly Wagner (Paul) of Stratford, Kathleen Kilgour (Colin) of Toronto, and Michael Wagner (Lisa) of Milton, and grandchildren Owen, Mitchell, Clare, Gillian, Simon, Evan, and Walter, and siblings Luella Stephens (Jim) of Winnipeg and Raymond Smith (Valerie) of Toronto.
At this time our hearts are especially full of thanks to Dr. Coleman Rotstein of Toronto General Hospital for his years of skilful and compassionate care.
Friends will be welcomed by family at an informal reception celebrating Marilyn’s life on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:30 to 4:00 at Springfield Golf and Country Club, 2054 Gordon Street Guelph.
Consistent with Marilyn’s many life-roles as a mother, social worker and advocate for children, she requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to organizations that support sending children to camp such as Camp Hermosa, Salvation Army Camps, Amici Camping Charity and Kids in Camp.
Marilyn’s obituary is available via
A tree will be planted in memory of Marilyn Wagner in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

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