1937 - 2019
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PREVOST, Marilyn Elaine (nee Greer)
July 6, 1937 – December 2, 2019
Marilyn died peacefully on her terms at home in Ottawa, the same city where she was born. She grew up in North Gower, now part of the City of Ottawa, with early memories that included World War II rationing.
Survived by her loving husband Maurice (“Maury”) Prevost, who she married in 1975, daughter Elizabeth Broadfoot (Cameron MacLennan), son Andrew Prevost, sister Sheila Armstrong (Ken), sisters-in-law Annie Prevost (Bob Lemon), Linda Greer, and June Hampton (Murray), brother-in law George Prevost, nieces Kim Greer, Heather Phillips (Terry), Fiona Slattery (Tom), and Holly Hunt, nephews Mike Greer (Irene), John Armstrong (Kelly), and Craig Hampton, and numerous first cousins. Predeceased by her parents Howard Greer and Lou Greer (nee Beaman), her brother Carman Greer, and several first cousins.
With no grandchildren of her own, Marilyn enjoyed the children and grandchildren of family and friends.
Marilyn was a 1955 graduate of South Carleton High School in Richmond and a 1959 Bachelor’s degree graduate of the Macdonald Institute, a predecessor college of the University of Guelph. Her Mac’59 classmates were always very special to Marilyn, who was able to participate in two events in 2019 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their graduation.
Following her university graduation in 1959, Marilyn started a career in teaching Home Economics at the high school level in Ontario, originally in Prescott, with one year in Niagara Falls, but mostly in the old Ottawa Board of Education. Although her teaching career ended in 1987, she was active in the Ottawa Home Economics Association again in the 2004 to 2017 time frame.
As a result of Maury’s first career with BNR and Nortel, he and Marilyn lived in Durham, North Carolina 1987-2000 and the Paris, France region 2000-2003, where they shared many wonderful travel and cultural experiences. They returned to Ottawa in the fall of 2003 and soon became members of the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa.
Wherever she lived, Marilyn’s grace, warmth, and caring nature won her many friends. She always made good use of her strong home management skills and was active as a volunteer. Her good grace continued as health issues, some longstanding, got more serious in recent years. Marilyn was a cancer survivor going back to 1979. She was very grateful, as was her family, for the good care she received from the health care system and others through the years and during her final illness.
A celebration of Marilyn’s life will take place on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave, with visitation at 1:00pm, the service at 2:00pm, and a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Multifaith Housing Initiative or a charity of your choice.
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