Marion Eileen Burns (nee Gendron)

April 9, 1945 - December 31, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family announces Marion’s passing at The Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg on December 31st, 2018 at the age of 73. 

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jim Burns of Colborne.  Marion was the loving and devoted mother of Dan (Debbie), Angela (Greg) Emerson, and James (Michelle).  She will be lovingly remembered by her four grand-daughters: Lauren Burns (Matthew Swan), Aimee and Grace Emerson, and Caleigh Burns.  Marion is survived by her sisters Barbara Spiers and Jane Eagleson, both of Grafton.  She will also be sadly missed by special friend of the family, Dorothy Taylor, and Dorothy’s children Whitney and Victor.

Marion was born in Grafton to the late Dorothy and Leo Gendron, and she lived out her life in the area. She worked as a homemaker for the Red Cross for several years.  Home and family were her priorities and she worked hard to keep her house spotless and her gardens in full bloom.  She loved her dogs and her grandchildren and would drop everything in a minute if needed.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Golden Plough Lodge for their good care of Marion for the past few years, especially Ginny and Michelle.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation at MacCoubrey Funeral Home in Cobourg on Sunday, January 6th from 6-9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grafton.  A private interment will occur in the spring.

If desired, donations can be made to the St. Mary’s Steeple Fund or to the Alzheimer Society.  Condolences received at

Sunday, January 6 from 6-9 p.m.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, January 7 at 11 a.m.
St. Mary's Church Grafton,

St. Mary's Catholic School Grafton

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