Marilyn Pike (nee Fitzgerald)

June 2, 2020

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Marilyn Pike (nee Fitzgerald) at the age of 65 on Tuesday, June 2nd at the Health Science Center ICU after a short illness surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her mother Edna G. Fitzgerald (nee Burton) and her father Felix Fitzgerald. Left to mourn and celebrate her wonderful life are her best friend and husband Dale, her son Matthew (Lindsay) and her sweet and precious grandson Hayden. She also leaves behind her siblings John (Cathy) Fitzgerald, sisters Carol (Jim) Eustace and Arlene Cake, her large extended family of brothers and sister in law, nieces, nephews, and many friends. We would like to thank the hospital staff at the Health Sciences Center ICU for their kindness, support, and care during this difficult time. Marilyn was a kind-hearted and caring person, always greeting you with her welcoming smile, a warm hug, and her effervescent spirit. Two of her most cherished pleasures of life were spending a day with her grandson Hayden and a saunter in the woods with her best friend surrounded by the smells and sounds of the fir trees in the wind. She will be dearly missed but has left behind many wonderful memories for her family to treasure. Due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19, a private memorial service will take place. Care is entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home on Freshwater Road.  Condolences may be made at the Carnell’s website and in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Adoption Council of Canada.

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John, Carol and Arlene.
I have to voice my condolences to you three here.
Our lives have changed forever with your little sisters passing .
Though she can’t brag on you guys anymore; never forget how much she loved you all very dearly!!!!
The memories of her will get us through!
Love
Her best friend !
Dale

Dear Dale, Matthew, Carol, John, Arlene and families – it was with great sadness to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I have many wonderful memories and escapades that Marilyn and I had together. May your memories help you through this difficult time. With love Brenda

Our condolences to the family.

Cathy Fitzgerald sister
John and Yvonne Donovan
Cape Breton

So very sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Dale, Carol, Arlene and John and families, please accept our deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences at this difficult time.

Elton and Marie

My condolences to Dale, Matthew and family. I have fond memories of Marilyn as such a kind and caring person..
My prayers and thoughts are with you.

I was saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. We met 48 years ago. She was a kind, gentle soul. She was particularly kind to me, in a brand new school. Deepest condolences.

Dale, Matthew, Lindsay and Hayden. Sending you and your beautiful family all of my love. Such a heartbreaking loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Krista ,Robert and Family

To Arlene and family. My deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved sister..I know you are left with a deep void in your life. I pray that God will comfort you as you move forward without her loving presence..

My sincerest condolences to Carol on the passing of your sister….my thoughts & prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Dale, Matthew and Family,
My heart is broken to hear of Marilyn’s passing.
I have wonderful memories of time we spent together in school and at work.
May the memories you shared as a family help you get through the days ahead.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Carol and Jim and family,
So very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Deepest sympathies to you and all the Pike family from Eli and I.

Carol
So sorry to read of the passing of your sister.
The death of a sibling is difficult . My thoughts are with you , my nursing classmate

Margie Hand

Pike, Lindsay, Hayden and family. We are so shocked at the sudden passing of your mom. Our hearts break for you. She always made us feel so welcome and her smile lit up the room. I hope your memories of the wonderful woman she was help you during this difficult time. Love you all.

-Mark, Lisa, Maggie, & Macy Badcock

Dale, Matthew and family
We are absolutely shocked and very saddened to hear this news today. Marilyn was one of a kind and dearly loved by all who knew her. We are remembering the wonderful times we shared together many years ago. Please know that Derm and I are praying for you at this very difficult time. We send our love. You are in our hearts. Derm and Viola

Dale, Matthew and families
Sorry to hear about your wife, and your mother passing, my condolences to you all
Rest in peace

Deepest sympathy to all the family , thoughts and prayers are with you. Sharon Cake

Dale, Matt, Lindsay, Hayden & the Pike and Fitzgerald Family

Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are at the passing of Marilyn. She was so kind and loving, always asking how we were each time we met, always happy to learn about the going-ons in our lives. She shared so many special memories with us and I will remember her bright and pleasant nature in them all. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Sending you all so much love.

Dale, Matthew, and family,
We were deeply saddened to learn of Marilyn’s
sudden passing.
May God grant you the strength to bear your great loss. God Bless!
Uncle Don and Aunt Pearl

Dale,Matthew,John,Carol,Arlene and families
Very saddened to hear of Marilyns passing.
I have many fond memories of my summer visits on Field St .Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Love from Eric Burton and family.

My heartfelt condolences Matthew, to you and your Dad..

Dale, Matthew and family,
We were shocked to read of Marilyn’s passing this morning. Please accept our condolences and be assured of our prayers during this difficult time. We have very fond memories of wonderful times with you guys. BIG ((HUGS)) from Derry and Juanita.

Uncle Dale, Mathew, Lindsay and Hayden, I was shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of Aunt Marilyn. I have very fond memories of her sweet, funny personality and will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. A beautiful picture of her posted here is exactly how I will always remember her. Rosy cheeks and smiling. Love to all you guys from Dave and Shimmer.

Uncle Dale, Matthew, Lindsay and Family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Aunt Marilyn was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be deeply missed by anyone who knew her. My thoughts are with you guys at this difficult time ♡

Uncle Dale, Matthew and Lindsey; Justin and I want to reach out and offer our sincerest condolences. The passing of Aunt Marilyn is heartbreaking and unbeleivable Know we are thinking of you as you grieve and work through this unfathomable loss. She was a beautiful person, a kind soul and a force to be reckoned with. We are sending our love and hope to you in your time of need.

Hugs from the Russell family.

Arlene & Family, So sorry to hear of your Sisters passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this difficult time.

Dale, Matthew, John, Carol and Arlene

Very saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I will always remember Marilyn’s beautiful smile. May your memories of her give you all comfort. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

“The loss is unmeasurable but
so is the love left behind”

Dale, Matthew, John, Carol, Arlene and families
So shocked and sorry to hear of Marilyn’s sudden passing. She was always so lovely, friendly and had such a bubbly personality and loved by everyone who knew her.. I have beautiful family memories of her over the years. She will certainly be missed by us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Dear Uncle Dale, Matthew, Lindsay and Hayden,
We are so saddened to hear the news of Aunt Marilyn’s sudden passing. Although I didn’t see her often, her vibrant personality will always remain in my memories.

Love and condolences also to Carol, Arlene and John on the loss of your sweet sister.

With love from Jennifer, Jamie, Parker and Livia Eagan

Dale, Matt, Lindsay Hayden and the Pike and Fitzgerald families. We are so heartbroken by Marilyn’s sudden unexpected passing.. It is difficult to understand how our lives can change so fast and leave us with such an enormous loss. Marilyn always had a smile and hug for
you and she was so kind in so many ways. On many occasions sending me lemon squares or a meal or dropping off some berries as her and Dale were devoted berry pickers and her muffins were the best. One thing we shared which was the most special, was being grandmothers to our precious Hayden. She was a beautiful mother and when Hayden came into our lives she loved being Nana. Her smile was wider and her kisses many to this precious darling. I know that she will stay in their hearts forever always watching over them. Your own special angel will be smiling down on you and sending her love.

Uncle Dale, Matthew, Lindsey & Hayden

My heart goes out to you guys on the passing of Aunt Marilyn. Her beautiful smile, warm bear hugs, fun-loving spirit, and impeccable cooking will be missed but forever cherished. I am grateful for having her in my life. Sending love and hugs from Amanda and John Byrne

Dear Arlene and family,
So sorry to hear of your dear sister’s passing… Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Blessings to you all, Barbara and Merv

Dear Uncle Dale, Matthew, Lindsay and Hayden,

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our cherished aunt. Her positive energy, vitality and love of family will be sorely missed. From early childhood, she made an indelible impression on my development as a person. She gave us hope that happiness and contentment are a real possibility in this world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.

With love from Danny, Sheena and Alexander

Lindsay and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care

So sorry to hear about Marilyn’s passing. It’s been some time since I last saw her, but remember her well. She always had a ready smile and a kind heart. Sincere condolences to Dale and Matthew and all her family.

Dale, Matthew and Family – We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. It was quite a shock to read this morning.. We have wonderful memories of Winsor Place. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this sad time.

Randy & Ollie Slaney

Dale, Matthew, Carol, Arlene, John and families, How very sad to hear about Marilyn’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you.

So shocked to read Marilyn’s passing in today’s paper. Though I haven’t seen her for many years, I remember her fondly, always ready to help. My heart breaks for you all. Lorne & I will be praying for you during this sad time.
Jill & Lorne Rostotski

John, Carol and Arleen we want you to know how very sorry we are. Your sister was an amazing, kind, loving person who brought great joy to our family. We share in your grief and are thankful for every day we were so privileged to know and love her. Our deepest condolences to you and your families. Deanne(Pike), Cyril and Family

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Boris and Michelle Rostotski

Dale & family: We are so sorry for your loss, we send you and your family our most sincere condolences.. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Dale & family: We are so very sorry for your loss, thoughts & prayers are with you at this very sad time, we send our heartfelt condolences to you all…

Arlene and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Hold dear the wonderful memories. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

Bernice Mullett

Uncle Dale, Matthew, Lindsay and Hayden,

Our deepest condolences to you all, from Myself, Angie, Charlie and Emily. Aunt Marilyn was a beautiful person and I will cherish the memories I have of her. She was the aunt that would chase you down to snatch a hug. That is something I will always remember about her. Her personality and smile could light up a room. Forever grateful to have had her in my life growing up.

Matt, Lindsay , Hayden and all the families,
So very sorry to hear of your great loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We wish you peace to bring you comfort and courage to face the days ahead. Hold your loving memories close to your hearts…. Those memories will help you heal.. Thinking of you.
Elsie and Brian

Uncle Dale, Matthew, Lindsay and Hayden,

I am so saddened to hear of Aunt Marilyn’s passing. She was always so vibrant and warm hearted. I will cherish my memories of her, and I look forward to sharing them with Hayden someday.

Sending love to you all,
Heather, Tim and Jasper

I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing and I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to everyone at such a difficult time. Marilyn will be greatly missed and will always be remembered in a loving way.

Love,
Barb Pike

Dale, Matthew, John, Carol, Arlene and families, We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing.. Our hearts are breaking for all of you. We have such wonderful memories of Marilyn. She could certainly light up a room with her great smile and bubbling personality. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that we are thinking of you at this incredibly sad time.. Aunt Ethel is sending along her condolences as well. Hugs!

Dale, Matthew, John, Carol and Arlene I was so sad and heartbroken to hear of Marilyn’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Marilyn’s laugh, amazing smile and kind heart will be in my memory forever.
God bless you and all your family.

I will remember Marilyn as one of the kindest people I had ever known. She knew how to love people and make them feel comfortable. She was such a beautiful soul. A ray of sunshine.

To Dale, Matthew and Lindsay – You are in my thoughts and in my prayers . May your memories of her give you some comfort at this time.

To Marilyn’s siblings – Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your sister.

Dearest Marilyn, We are devastated and broken hearted that you had to leave us too soon, our little sister. We grew up together, the four of us, close in age we were playmates and friends. You were the spirited one, fun loving, happy, and the youngest, so we fussed over you more. As adults, we were more then siblings, we were also close friends, our lives and our families interconnected.
What will we now do without you? You were a bright light in our day.
We have to carry on, but we’ll cherish your memory always, keep you in our hearts, love you and miss you forever.
Until we can meet again, your loving brother John, sisters Carol and Arlene.

Dale and Matthew so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing may the memories of all the good times comfort you folks…Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Arlene , Dale, Matthew, Lindsey, Carol and extended family – so very sorry to hear of Marilyn’s sudden illness and passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this most difficult time.
Derick and Marilyn Temple

Dale,
Matthew,
John, Carol, Arlene and families,

I was deeply saddened to learn of Marilyn’s passing.
I have fond memories of our younger days when I lived with Aunt Edna, Arlene and Marilyn (Tiny) on Field Street. Arlene, Marilyn and I enjoyed bowling nights, girl nights out and we enjoyed lots of girlie giggles. Marilyn’s enthusiastic personality was always infectious. After I married and moved away we saw each other infrequently, usually at family events, but my treasured memories remain. I know the pain grief brings and my heart aches for each of you. Lloyd and I are thinking of all of you at this unbelievable and very sad time.
Linda Burton Walters

Uncle Dale, Matthew, Lindsay & little Hayden,
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news about Aunt Marilyn. Marsha, Keira, Ryan and I send you our love and our thoughts are with you all. Marilyn could light up the room with her infectious smile and her happy heart. I will miss my dear, dear Aunt very much.

Matt ,Lindsay and the entire family .so sorry to read of you your loss .hearts may be broken but let it not shatter your faith .hold onto to the good memories for that is what will get you all throught this sad time .take care of each other at this difficult time ..may her soul rest in peace .

Dale,
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Marilyn was such a kind lady and she always had a smile. I remember the last time we saw you both at Wayne’s and you were both so overjoyed and delighted to share the news of your grandson with us. I’m sure she is smiling down to watch over you. Much love to you all.

Marilyn , a very special lady a lady that you could have a deep thought conversation with or have glass of wine and have a good laugh with she is going to very much missed .

Dale and Matthew,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We will always remember Marilyn’s loving heart.
May you know the peace that passes all understanding at this time..
Dave and Sue Hammond

Dale, Matthew , Lindsay and Hayden , I very sorry to hear about your loss , Marilyn was so sweet. Dale words are hard to say or express on such a great loss to a great conpanion ,the love of your life. Stay strong and remember that she is always with you . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Dale, Matthew , Lindsay and Hayden , I very sorry to hear about your loss , Marilyn was so sweet. Dale words are hard to say or express on such a great loss to a great conpanion ,the love of your life. Stay strong and remember that she is always with you

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. along with our wishes that the memories of Marilyn will bring peace, strength and comfort in the days ahead.
Judy, Rose and Brian Burton

Sending healing prayers and comforting Pike hugs to Dale and Matthew and Lindsay and Hayden. One thing that mother thought us all was hugs help.I have so many fond memories of marilyn. They are what will get us all through this time.
Love and hugs Darin and Debbie

To Dale, Matthew, Lindsey and Hayden and the Fitzgerald family

We are deeply saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Marilyn was a beautiful person inside and out and we will fondly remember her genuine smile and infectious laugh! RIP Marilyn

Geraldine and Floyd Barnes

Dale and family
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Marilyn. I remember her smile and laughter and the way she could lite up a room and make you feel comfortable. My prayers are with you.

Marilyn was my aunt. As a child and teenager I spent much time playing at my cousin Matthew’s home. I became quite familiar with Marilyn as an aunt, a host, a mother, and a loving wife. I fondly recall how openly I was invited into her home on playdates and how well I was treated by her as a guest. I saw first hand the positive and profound effect she had one those around her.

My family and I are sending along our deepest condolences. She will be gravely missed but her smile will never be forgotten. Thinking of her and her family every day. Sending our love from Gregory, Nerissa, and Ryland.

We are heartbroken to know we will never see her beautiful smile and feel her heartfelt hugs again. She has been a beautiful part of our family for many years. Sending Dale, Matthew, Lindsay and sweet little Hayden our sincere condolences. She was a remarkable woman and we love and will miss her dearly. Deanne, Cyril & Family