Marjorie (Margery) May Millen, of Port Hope Ontario passed away on December 20, 2023 at Port Hope Extendicare.
Marj was born in North Cobalt, Ontario to Audrey Lillian Ames and Howard Harold Millen on July 25, 1936.
As an adult, she made her home in Oshawa, Montreal, Toronto, Bancroft, Whitby, and Port Hope, but she had a special place in her heart for her birthplace in Northern Ontario.
She married Thomas Alan Bowler of Oshawa in 1957. Together they had 3 children, Randy, Brenda and Liana. When Al passed away suddenly at age 31, Marj moved the family to Montreal. She married Oscar Katorsky in 1971, and welcomed son Derek. When that marriage ended, she made a life with Sipka Bosma. They married in 2001 in Bancroft Ontario.
Marj, husband Sip and sister Dorothy spent their retirement years building two beautiful homes on a shared 50-acre property near Bancroft Ontario, where many happy family memories were made. After Sip and Dorothy passed, Marj moved to Whitby to be closer to family.
Marj was a hard-working and extremely energetic woman, with a unique sense of humour. She was a talented seamstress who had an eye for fashion, and could create anything, given a needle and thread. She enjoyed camping and fishing, and had a deep appreciation for the outdoors. She loved animals, and in recent years, loved to pamper her cats, Mona and Lisa. Thank you to Liz for continuing to pamper Mona.
Marj will be missed by her four children. Randy (Lois) of Ottawa, Brenda (Garry) of Garden Hill, Liana (Richard) of Elora, and Derek (Leanne) of Guelph. She is survived by grandchildren Micah, Jonathan, Bonnie, Alana, Danielle, Kyla, Ayden, Dean, Liam and Isla, and great grandchildren Maeby and Lucy Mae.
Marj was grateful to have had the amazing staff at Lynde Creek Manor in Whitby caring for her before she moved to Port Hope. She was fortunate to have met wonderful friends while living there.
The family would like to thank all of the special staff at Extendicare Port Hope who took the time to make Marj feel welcome and loved over this past year.
Marj requested there be no funeral service. She would love to know that while we are out enjoying the trees and birds, we have her in our hearts.