Bennet (Keizer), Marilyn Margaret – Age 75 of Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away peacefully at home on December 12, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born in Porters Lake, she was the only child of Earl and Erna (Crawford) Keizer.
Marilyn spent a lot of her youth in East Chezzetcook with her grandparents and extended family. That is where she met her future husband, Bill, while sitting on the side of the road with her cousin. Marilyn was very active in the community and volunteered over the years with Twin Oaks Hospital Auxiliary, MHVFD Ladies Auxiliary, Eastern Shore Minor Hockey and Figure Skating Club, St. Thomas ACW and Mother’s Union. She loved to entertain and have people in for a chat, supper or a game of cards, and was always a sociable person. Her motto was “you never went away hungry from this house”. To list Marilyn’s hobbies and interests would be too long, but she was best known for sewing with her own business, Maggie J’s Designs, for cooking, because we can’t count how many people she served roast beef dinners to over the years, and finally, camping, where she counted down the days from the end of one season to the next. She was happiest when she spent time with family and friends.
She leaves behind her broken-hearted soul mate of 61 years, Bill; son, Rick (Anne), both of Musquodoboit Harbour; daughter, Margaret (Frank) Peel, Aylesford; grandchildren, Nicole (Adam), Kathie-Lee (Robert), Matthew and Nicholas; and the apple of GG’s eye, great-grandson, Kamden. She was predeceased by son, Dale.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, December 15, and funeral will be Saturday, December 16, at 2 p.m., both in St. Thomas Anglican Church, 8498 Hwy. 7, Musquodoboit Harbour, Rev. Andrew Mortimer officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Twin Oaks Hospital or St. Thomas Anglican Church.
The family would like to thank the nurses of Twin Oaks, Continuing Care and Palliative Care for their excellent care during Mom’s time in hospital and while at home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.