In Celebration of

Marilyn Colhoun

May 31, 1931 -  August 9, 2023

Passed away at Grenadier Residence on August 9, 2023 at the age of 92. Predeceased by her mother and father Violet and Percival and her brother Duncan and sister in law Cynthia. Marilyn is survived by her life partner, Ruth Vallis; her niece Heather, nephew Kevin, and their families. Marilyn was a teacher with the Toronto District School Board for 36 years, including 2 years in Germany with the D.N.D. and 1 year in London, United Kingdom. A faithful Christian to the last breath, Marilyn now rests in her Saviour’s embrace.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Saturday, August 19th from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The service will also be live-streamed. For those who wish, donations may be made to Covenant House, the Canadian Bible Society or the charity of your choice.


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Pauline Davis (Friend)

Entered August 12, 2023 from Dorset England

Marilyn was a great pal to have. especially in the Church Choir

Bonnie Toth (Cousin)

Entered August 13, 2023 from British Columbia

If there was anyone on this earth that lived their life to the fullest, it was Marilyn. She was always full adventures, travelling, going to football games and hockey games. A beautiful life well lived. Till we meet again. Big Hugs, Bonnie

Daniela Friedman (Family Friend)

Entered August 14, 2023 from Columbia South Carolina

My deepest condolences to the Colhoun family. Marilyn and my mom, Doreen Friedman, were dear friends and Marilyn was part of our family and invited us to be part of her family. Her kindness, smile, brilliance, and selflessness will be missed and give us something to aspire to. With love and deepest sympathies,
Daniela Friedman & Mike Dojc & Dylan Dojc

Bloor West Village Baptist Church (Church Members)

Entered August 17, 2023 from 293 South Kingsway

To Ruth Vallis, a faithful friend, and all family members.

We were saddened to learn of the passing of our long-time member of the church, a dear sister and friend Marilyn. She was a remarkable woman who lived a long and fruitful life.
She always inspired us with her devotion to God and her kindness to others through many acts of kindness. She faithfully shared the Word of God, by providing Our Daily Bread booklets to every member of the church and wherever she could.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the transitioning of such a beloved lady into the presence of God. May she now rest in peace and may the love of God surround each of you with strength and comfort during such a time as this.
On behalf of the members of Bloor West Village Baptist Church

Robin Nieto (Former student)

Entered August 18, 2023 from Toronto

Ms. Colhoun created a community out of savages. She was our homeroom teacher at Kent in Gr.8, circa 1983. All of us kids, we absolutely hated each other. She made us drop our arms and begin caring. Not only for each other, but for her as well. When she was sick in hospital, we came together to write her a get-well card. When she came back, she was touched. Kent was rough and unstructured. She gave us the structure that we needed but we didn't know was missing. That's why I will always remember Ms. Colhoun.


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