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Marilee Joan Weagle

Marilee Joan Weagle
It is with overwhelming sadness that we, the family of Marilee Joan Weagle, announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and life long friend on July 2, 2023.
Born in Liverpool, daughter of the late George and Phyllis (Wesley) Mitchell, Marilee had faced some difficult times early on in life which eventually spearheaded her motiviation to become the person so many people have come to know and love. Marilee was known to be a social butterfly and was always up for a chat with whomever came her way whether she knew you or not. She was sometimes known for her stubbornness, sarcasm and her undying love for dancing, variety shows and the old 50’s and 60’s country music. She often referred to herself as a “plain Jane” or a “ plain Joan” as Joan was her middle name. She was quite content living a simple life, never one for travelling or living outside of her means. Marilee was quick-witted with a dry sense of humour. She was often blunt and would soon let you know when she didn’t agree with something.
Through the years, Marilee worked a variety of different jobs, some of which included working at a place known to the locals as “Sammy Sapp’s” grocery store. Later on, she worked at the People’s Department Store and then a very popular corner store known as “West End Grocery”. It was in the mid 1980’s when Marilee began working as a C.C.A. at Queens Manor Nursing Home that she discovered her true purpose in life. It was her next level of caring and compassion that ultimately defined her and her “mother hen” mentality. She was the perfect fit for the job. She was finally in an environment where she felt complete. Coupled with her unrelentless devoted dedication she put forth during every shift, her commitment to her job was nothing short of phenomenal. She worked diligently everyday to make sure residents were cared for to the best of her ability and beyond. She never tired or weakened regardless of how busy a particular day had become, always pushing forward with her “my way or the highway” attitude. The more she worked, the happier she became continuing to ensure the best and most comfortable life possible for those in her care. She worked countless hours taking on many overtime shifts. Marilee also volunteered her days off to gather clothes of residents who had passed. She washed, dried, ironed, folded and categorized to size, shape and colour before re-distributing to residents who had little or no clothing at all. She was so proud, always thinking of what others didn’t have, much like herself growing up. It truly was a labour of love.
Eventually, after 32 years working at the Manor, Marilee decided to retire at the age of 72 and bring home the love of her life, Ross, to care for him and fulfill his final wishes until his passing a few years later. In the years that followed, Marilee could always be found waving to passersby as she sat enjoying the sun on her front deck or in the picture window from the comfort of of her living room. A friendly wave that never went unnoticed will now be a reminder of your kind caring soul and further continue to keep your memory alive within us all. May your beautiful legacy live on in all those you have touched in this life and may you rest peacefully knowing that you were an angel here on earth long before you ever became one in Heaven…
Marilee is survived by her daughter Karen of Liverpool, her sons Kris (Theresa Vaughn) of Western Head and Kevin (Karen dean) of Moose Harbour. Four grandchildren. Sisters Janice Mitchell of Liverpool and Peggy Archibald of Simcoe, ON. Brothers George “Puddy” (Margaret) of Liverpool and Brian (Crystal) of Barrington Passage.
Besides her parents, Marilee was predeceased by her companion Ross Levy and her daughter Karla Colp.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 from 6 until 8 p.m. with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be at a later date. No flowers, donations may be made to IWK, Queens Manor or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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