Obituary of Marilyn Catherine Culliton (née LaFlamme)
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With broken hearts, we announce the passing of Marilyn on Thursday April 8, 2021 at The Village at University Gates, Waterloo, in her 80th year.
Beloved wife of Larry, whom she married Sept. 17, 1960. Dear mother of three special children, Shawn (Sue), Deonne (Vince) Cerullo and Bryce. Six wonderful grandchildren, Anthony, Amy, Raymond, Owen, Jack and Robert. Remembered by sisters Claire LaFlamme, Joan (Mike) Roga, Vivian Rickert and Emilie Totzke, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents Rose and Jerry LaFlamme, Frank Uttley (Stepfather), and sisters Lorraine Daub, Elaine Maziarz and brother Jim LaFlamme.
Marilyn and Larry attended Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Waterloo. Marilyn was a staunch Catholic who lived and loved her faith. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and a volunteer for the Freeport Hospital for many years.
Marilyn was well like by all who knew her. She was compassionate, an easy listener, a real confidant, an adoring full-time mother, a doting grandmother, and had the ability to enjoy and appreciate everyone.
In 1980, Marilyn and Larry started their adventures of motorcycling and covered every province and state in North America, except Alaska. They travelled the Alps several times and broke a million kilometers in 2016. Marilyn never complained and had the respect of several clubs as a real biker. Marilyn enjoyed travelling, playing cards, gardening, decorating, and spending time with family and friends.
Marilyn developed dementia and in 2017 was admitted to long term care as a result of a motorcycle accident. She fought it like a warrior.
We would like to thank Mary Simpson Jones for her guidance, and support during this difficult time. Thank you to the staff of Hagey Village at University Gates for all their love, guidance and support shown to Marilyn.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, to attend the visitation and/or Mass for Marilyn, personal face coverings are required, and relatives and friends must register (RSVP) by calling the Erb and Good Family Funeral home at 519-745-8445. Friends are invited to share their memories of Marilyn with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday April 13, 2021 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. and Wednesday April 14, 2021 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be offered on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Marilyn’s life and faith will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church, 173 Lourdes St., Waterloo on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Rafal Tomon officiating. A private family graveside service will be held a Woodland Cemetery, Waterloo. Family and friends may view the livestream and recording of the service at www.erbgood.com.
Condolences for the family and donations to Kitchener Habilitation Services may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.
Before you speak ~ Listen
Before you spend ~ Earn
Before you criticize ~ Wait
Before you Pray ~ Believe
Before you Quit ~ Try
Before you Die ~ Live
“The woman my mother once was,
is no longer on the surface but buried deep within her”
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