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Peacefully, on Friday, July 23 at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood.  Marjorie was born in Hamilton, Ontario on June 8, 1921 to John and Margaret Fox.  She is predeceased by her husband Prior Philip, her sister Eleanor MacKay, Prior’s son Michael Philip, Prior’s granddaughter Nishka Philip and her cousin Dawn Fiddes.  She is survived by her niece Anne and family, her niece Laura and family, Prior’s son Sinclair and family and Dawn’s family.

After studying at Hamilton Normal School, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the Sorbonne in Paris, France and Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, Marjorie followed a teaching career in St. George, Brantford and Oakville, Ontario.

In 1976, Marjorie married Prior and retired to Woodland Beach, where they enjoyed travelling, bird watching, golfing and taking in the view of Nottawasaga Bay.

According to Marjorie’s wishes, cremation has taken place, with arrangements entrusted to the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale, Ontario.  There will be no visitation or funeral services.  A private family interment will be arranged at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you consider a donation to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Campbell House Hospice, 240 Erie St. Collingwood Ontario L9Y 0X8 or the charity of your choice.

Heartfelt thanks go to the Waterside Retirement Lodge in Wasaga Beach for the loving care of Marjorie over the last few years.  Thanks also to the Campbell House Hospice for the gentle care given to her in these last few days.


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