Aleta May Marsh (nee Courtney), age 99, formerly of Brigden, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia on Thursday February 18, 2016, just a few days away from reaching her 100th year. Aleta was born in Sarnia and was a graduate of SCITS. Beloved mother of Ronald Everett (Wendy) Marsh of Toronto, Dr. Brian Allen (Kathleen) Marsh of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Gary Marsh and Kayley Marsh both of Toronto. Rod (Titania) Marsh of Bowen Island, BC and Courtney (Greg) Kirby of Delta, BC. Cherished great grandmother of Wilde Marsh, Madison and Barrett Everett Kirby. Survived by her brother Fred Courtney and friend Ruby. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Essie (Hoover) Courtney, husband Everett Marlin Marsh (1983) of 47 years, sisters Vera (Ed) Odell and Mabel (Chris) Walters, dear sister-in-law Evelyn Courtney. Aleta was secretary and operated the Brigden Hydro System alongside Everett for many years. As well as being a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother, Aleta was an active member of the Women’s Institute, the United Church Women of Brigden United Church, a member of the Brigden Home Builders Club and a founding member of the Moore Museum. Aleta’s artistry was witnessed in delicious meals, her beautiful gardens and love of fashion. Aleta enjoyed many pursuits including golf, curling and participating in the Brigden Fair. She enjoyed her bridge friends to the end. In her senior years Aleta happily pursued her art work and through grit determination, got her driver’s license.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN, on Friday February 26, 2016 from 3 to 7pm.
Funeral service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday February 27, 2016 at 11:00am, followed by interment at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Brigden United Church, Brigden Park Place or charity of your choice.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. Wishing you peace.
On behalf of My family I wish to express our condolences to The Marsh families. I worked with Aleta when she ran the Brigden Hydro, when she was on the Moore museum Board and while I was clerk of the Township. When I retired on Boswell St. I was only two houses away from her home. She lived a very busy and special life and will be remembered by all who knew her.
Our condolences on the passing of Aleta. I have many wonderful memories of Grandma Marsh and enjoyed many conversations on the perch with her at Beacon Court, she was truly, a lovely lady and will be missed by many.
I have fond memories of times together with Aleta and Everett and my parents!
My mother has moved to London and is unable to attend the funeral but we both send our sincere condolences.
Lynda and Annie Hall
My deepest condolences in the passing of Aleta, I have many memories of her growing up in Brigden and at Brigden United Church. She certainly was a special lady to many of us.
As a young girl living in Brigden, I remember Aleta as someone with excellent fashion, dressed like she was from New York, I can still see her. She was a very beautiful, elegant lady and lived a long,long life. My condolences to the family.
So sorry to hear of Aleta’s passing yesterday. Bill has many fond memories of Boswell Street and the Marsh family meant a lot to him. You will miss her dearly. Our condolences to all the family.
Our condolences to the Marsh family.