Marsh, Arthur

December 21, 1928 ~ August 19, 2016

MARSH pic2MARSH, Arthur Albert Dixon – Age 87 of Wilkesport, peacefully transcended from God’s land into God’s hands at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Friday, August 19, 2016. Arthur was the beloved husband of June Ilene Marsh, the love of his life for 63 years, along with his treasured four-legged canine companion, Julie. Arthur’s memory will continue to be embraced by his son Robert and his wife Janet Marsh, daughter LuAnne and her husband Reg Rummerfield, son Richard Marsh and his friend Robyn Mortimer, and his youngest daughter Christine (Marsh) and her husband Kevin Johnson. His children will forever cherish his love and admire his strength. Arthur was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jon and his wife Renee Marsh, Mike and his wife Angela Marsh, and Sydney, Emma (2002), Jayda and Harrison Johnson and 6 great-grandchildren. All these little farmers brought immense joy to grandpa! Arthur retired from Mueller’s Foundry in 1989 and became one of the longest surviving bladder cancer patients in Southwestern Ontario, initially diagnosed in 1988 and then subsequently spent many years battling associated surgeries, kidney failure and diabetes too. The family wish to thank all of the nurses, doctors, specialists and helpers who became a part of Dad’s journey for so many years.

His journey through life was hard.
Through sickness and disease so marred.
But a fine family was raised.
And to God he gave praise.
No more work, no more wait.
No more worry, you’ve arrived at Heaven’s Gate.
Your legacies will continue on and on,
For such a beautiful life so well done.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00pm. A celebration of Art’s life will take place at 5:00pm. Cremation has taken place.

Expressions of remembrance may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the United Church of Canada and are appreciated by the family.


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  1. I am so sorry for the loss of Art. He and I had a great amount of time spent together at CEE and had some great conversations.
    May your memories of your dad and husband live forever in your heart.
    RIP Arthur ❤

  2. Rob and family,
    Jeff and I are both so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you and all the family.
    We are truly sorry as we know this is a very difficult time.

  3. Rob and Janet and Family,
    We send you our sincerest condolences. Cherish every wonderful memory and keep them close to your heart that they may bring you peace.

  4. Uncle Art was an important figure in my life as a teenager.  He helped me in 4H and attended every showing of a calf chosen from his farm.  Stay strong Great Aunt June, and lean on family.  In the end it’s all that matters. My condolensces to anyone who knew this great man, for if you knew him you surely will have a place in your heart forever for him.  God rest his soul.

  5. Our sincere sympathy to Rick, wife Robyn and family. I hope I helps to know we care. Love, Donna and Kenn Poore

  6. The families of Fred and Norma Harrett send our condolences to June and her family on the loss of Art. All of you are in our hearts and prayers.

  7. Aunt June and Family: We are saddened with the news of Uncle Art’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies, and know that your family is in our hearts and prayers. God Bless.

  8. To Aunt June and family:
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Art. We will keep all of you in our prayers!
    Love Jim and Jackie Harrett

  9. Aunt June & Family,

    Diane & I would like to extend our deepest sympathies on Uncle Art’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are will you and your family – John & Diane Harrett & family

  10. June and family:
    Sorry to hear about the loss of Art. Our long friendship was blessed with good times. Although I am unable to attend the service, I want to extend condolences on behalf of myself and my family. Hopefully, we’ll get a visit later on in the fall.
    Gord Pettigrew and family

  11. Rick and Robyn your loss is felt by many. May the good memories comfort you during these difficult days. May it bring strength to you to know that he is at peace and his spirit will carry on. Hold tight to his strength.

  12. Rob & Janet, Christine & Kevin, and families:
    So sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept our heart felt condolences.
    Dan & Robin Harkins

  13. Rob, Janet and family: Sorry to hear of the passing of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

  14. Sending my condolences to my work friend, Rob, his wife, and family for their loss. My thoughts are with you wishing you strength and peace through this difficult time.

  15. To my aunt June, cousins Robert, LuAnne, Richard and Christine my deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your families.

  16. On behalf of the Cathcart Staff, our hearts go out to you Robyn and Richard, in the loss of your dear father, and to your family. God bless!

  17. Janet and Rob. Our sincerest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mike and Liz Dunlop

  18. Rob and Janet and Family,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. Aunt June, a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, Uncle Art will not be forgotten.