Marilyn Foulds

Marilyn Foulds

Sunday, August 17th, 1941 Monday, March 9th, 2020

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Obituary for Marilyn Evelyn Foulds


It is with heavy hearts we announce that Marilyn Evelyn Foulds (Neal) went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the age of 78. Marilyn was born on August 17, 1941 in Port Arthur, Ontario to Alfred and Emily Neal. On Saturday, September 26, 1959, Marilyn married the love of her life, Robert Henry Foulds; the two spending their life together until his passing on July 7, 1998. Marilyn and Robert welcomed their daughter, Kimberly, in 1961, and their son, Jonathan, in 1965. Throughout her life, Marilyn tried her hand at various activities; finding interest in travelling, playing the guitar, sewing, staining glass, and studying genealogy. Amongst all of her hobbies, Marilyn’s true passion was breeding and showing Cairn terriers. Along with breeding and showing, Marilyn became an all-breed dog show judge. Marilyn was an active member of the Lakehead Kennel Club, Cairn Club of Canada, and the Thunder Bay Kennel and Training Club. Although she had a great love for her canine friends, Marilyn most deeply cherished her friends and family.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Kim Mantey (Wayne), Jonathan Foulds (Karen), and her grandchildren, Jeannine Albert (Chad), Heather Zappitelli (Mark), Amy Mantey (Peter), Jared Foulds, and Abby Foulds. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Joshua Albert, Rylee Albert, Aimsley Albert, Emily Zappitelli, Matthew Zappitelli, and Levi Wiebe, her sister, Iris Durnford, her brother, Alan Neal (Rita), her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Judy Foulds, and Martin and Judy Bishop, and their families. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, Robert Foulds, her parents, Alfred and Emily Neal, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy and Harry Foulds, brother-in-law, Thomas Durnford, and nieces Carol Dufour (Durnford), and Audrey Barrow (Durnford).

Marilyn’s family would like to sincerely thank the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center’s Renal Unit for their care and support over the last five years. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the TBRHSC Renal Unit or a charity of your choice.

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    3200 Oliver Road
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My condolences to Jonathan, Kim and families. I had spoken to Marilyn just the previous week. We always got caught up on our activities and families. Even though we first met each other at the Thunderbay dog shows. we became good friends staying at each other's homes when travelling. Marilyn and I had other interests in common especially sewing. I can remember in my basement and hers the hours we spent together sewing, talking about everything , giving advice and laughing together. She was a true terrier sticking up for what she believed in and supporting her family and friends. There is an empty space in my heart. I hope that she has a great reunion with Robert and her Cairns at the Rainbow Bridge.
Comment | Posted at 02:21pm via Condolence

Carla Kowalchuk

Johnathon, KIM & families: I was so shocked to hear of Marilyn's passing, it was not too long ago we were only into about an hour's conversation when she called me for a phone number, of course we talked about DOGS, DOGS, MORE DOGS, CLOTHES, DOGS, SHOWS, DOGS, DOGS, MORE DOGS and we made arrangements for her to call me the day b4 she needed a lift - anyhow, about an hour + into our phone call, the nurse interrupted us saying someone was trying to call Marilyn, so that was our last conversation. I was over in that area on 10th after a dental app't., but thought better not go up as I just had a tooth extracted...Can you imagine the horror it would have been to find out she had already reached her forever home. Marilyn was one of a kind, truly ONLY ONE MARILYN...giggle, once she ding donged my doorbell, burst into the house / sat herself down & told me: TO SIT - I am here to tell you the reason I didn't put your dog up (KAYLA) was bcuz she was poorly handled...Only Marilyn would be so honest. Will miss your calls, your visits, and your opinions 'they were all marked @Marilyn - Will meet you at the bridge Marilyn. Carla, David, NOLA & Koach
Comment | Posted at 12:58pm via Condolence

Gail Pell

To Kim and Jonathan and families,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your mom. My memories of her are full of dog shows, puppies and the fun we had. She will be dearly missed.
I am unable to attend her funeral but will be thinking of you all.
Gail Pell.
Gail Pell
Comment | Posted at 11:16am via Condolence

Elaine Whitney

Marilyn and I were friends. She did favours for me to help me and I returned the favours. When we talked on the phone it was never a short call She and I Shared our problems and other peoples problems over the years. I knew her children and she knew mine. I will miss her because we were friends,
Elaine Whitney
Comment | Posted at 11:42am via Condolence

maureen Andersen

I lost my best friend. Marilyn was family, her home was mine . I console myself with the love we shared for each other and the wonderful memories I have to sustain me. I feel certain she has a special place in God's kingdom as she was definitely one of his angels here on earth. She never stopped helping or caring about others. RIP dear friend, only you know how much I miss you.
Comment | Posted at 11:26am via Condolence

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