It is with sadness that the family of Marilyn Carol Hirtle announces her passing which occurred on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Marilyn was the wife of the late Norwood "Sonny" Hirtle of Hampton, NB. Born in Petitcodiac, NB, on December 4, 1940, she was the eldest daughter of the late Curtis and Adelaide (Smith) Rogers.
Marilyn was a retired teacher and a life-long learner. She enjoyed reading, knitting, bowling, her Red Hat and Rumolli groups, music and animals. Her pet miniature schnauzer, Laddie, was never forgotten.
Marilyn is survived by her five sons: Scott (Wanda) Hirtle of Lantz, NS, Michael (Donna) Touchie of Ottawa, ON, John Touchie (Paula Rogers) of Brisbane, Australia, Stephen (Anne) Hirtle of Quispamsis, NB, and Robert (Fern) Touchie of Quispamsis, NB; seven grandchildren: Kala & Kristian Hirtle, Thomas Rogers, Sarah & Andrew Hirtle and William, Roxy & Dallas Touchie; sisters: Jean (John) O’Donnell of Moncton, NB, and Diana (John) McCabe of Fredericton, NB; special aunt Jean Taylor of Moncton, NB; six nieces and nephews; as well as many great nieces and great nephews.
The family would like to extend a thank you to Marilyn’s special friend Fred Lynch, his niece Lorna Carrier (Ron) and his son Richard Lynch (Lucie) for all their wonderful support of Marilyn over the years. Also a special thank you to all her friends & family who supported her during her battle with Multiple Myeloma. The family wishes to express their gratitude towards Dr. Collings and Dr. Dolan for years of excellent care as well as the doctors & staff of 3C North and the Palliative Care Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital for their care in Marilyn’s last weeks. To all these individuals, thank you for your care given towards Marilyn, your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB, where a Celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, from 2 to 4pm. A private family interment will take place at Hampton Rural Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Marilyn may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, MS Society of Canada, the Hampton Food Basket, SPCA or to the memorial of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and memorial donations may be made through ReidsFH.com