It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Marian Esther Goodell (Sully), peacefully at the Orchardview retirement residence in Almonte on January 15, 2019 in her 75th year.
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Marian was a long-time resident of Westport, ON, and is predeceased by her parents George and Margaret Sully (nee Little), beloved wife of the late Philip Goodell and nephew Mark Leeder. Marian is survived by her son Steve (Janet), grandson Matt, sisters Betty Zwiers (John) and Dorothy Leeder (Grant) as well as nieces and nephews Kevin Leeder (Angela), Jennifer Kambulow (Ed), Andrew Zwiers (Jennifer) and Elizabeth Zwiers.
Marian enjoyed her long career as a high school teacher, retiring from Thousand Islands Secondary School, Brockville, in 1997. She also had a passion for antiques, and with Phil operated Little Village Antiques in Westport for many years.
Marian’s creative talents included tole and china painting with the Leeds China Painters, as well as painting the many beautiful decoys that Phil carved. She will also be remembered for her beautifully decorated collection of Christmas trees. Marian enjoyed her time spent gardening both inside and out, and discovering new plants, especially the flowering varieties.
Marian was a devoted Christian, with a life-long commitment to her church community, and the many activities and committees at Knox Presbyterian Church in Westport.
Special thanks to the staff of the 4th floor at Orchardview on the Mississippi in Almonte. Their caring and compassion during Marian’s time there was genuine and very much appreciated by Marian and her family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26th at 11 a.m. at Lyons Funeral Home, 51 Concession Street, Westport, ON.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Westport Firefighters Association would be appreciated by the family.