Marilyn M Strong
Marilyn M. Strong passed away at her home in Woodstock NB on August 11, 2019. Marilyn was born on January 23, 1932 to Guy and Helena Black in Bloomfield NB.
She taught school in a 1 room schoolhouse in Lindsay for 10 years before attending vocational school in Woodstock.
Upon graduating she went to work as personal assistant for Harrison McCain at McCain Food in Florenceville where she spent 43 years before retiring.
Marilyn also started the Carleton County Sick Children Fund which helped many sick and disabled children over the years.
Marilyn’s dream of starting a Potato Museum in Florenceville became a reality in 2004 when Potato World Opened and she served as chairman of the Board until 2016.
Marilyn sat on several Boards and Committees over the years and initiated company payroll deductions for the Cancer Society and it is still active today.
Marilyn will be sadly missed and lovingly remember by daughter, Juanita DeLong, son Thomas Strong (Jennifer), grandchildren, Wade, Ryan, Justin DeLong(Heather), Julie Weeks, Kelly (Ben) Brown, great grandchildren, Jordan, Alexandra, Hunter, Skylar, Cale and Ryen.
Predeceased by parents, siblings, Glen, Harrison, Ronald Black, Evelyn Lewis and Velma Kidney, son in law, Harold DeLong.
Visitation will be held at The Carleton Funeral Home & Crematorium 337 Lockhart Mill Road Jacksonville NB on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from3 PM to 8 PM. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2 PM from Saint James United Church. Interment will be held in the Woodstock Rural Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Potato World Museum, Bloomfield Cemetery, Parkinson Society, and Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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