We are sad to announce the passing of Deloris Marjean DeMille (née King). She went by Marjean, and was as unique as the name that her parents created for her. There will never be another one like Marjean.
Born in Galt on July 1, 1930 to Ernie and Jean DeMille, she was welcomed into a large and loving extended family.
Marjean married her high school sweetheart, Jack King. After the birth of their first two children, they sold everything so that Jack could return to school to become an Anglican minister. They then embarked on an extraordinary ministry, working as a team, which took them to London, Lucknow, Walkerton, Windsor, Kincardine and Brantford. Upon retirement, Marjean returned to Kincardine for 30 wonderful years.
She touched so many lives along the way, it’s quite remarkable. Marjean loved many people and many people loved her. She was bold, progressive and philosophical – long before it was fashionable. She loved to debate and she loved to sing. Every parish was happy to have her there for many reasons, one of which was her lovely voice. There isn’t room to list her accomplishments and all of the organizations she belonged to, but her commitment and contributions to the Anglican Church were life-long and genuine – as was her deep and unwavering faith.
Where Marjean shone most was as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she was the centre of her family and they all knew and appreciated her deep and unconditional love. She took time with each one, always treating children as the intelligent little people that they were. She was strong, loving and kind and always put her family first.
Marjean leaves behind her children: Greg King, Kathy and Ray Buehlow, Nancy King, Paul and Wendy King and Jane Kaminsky; she was predeceased by her son-in-law David.
Also survived by her brother Dwight DeMille; her grandchildren Leia, Lauren, Jamie, Carey, Molly, Tessa, Grace and Peter, as well as seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her dear Tom Hanks, who became her loving companion the last few years of her life.
The family asks that any donations in memory of Marjean be made to the Church of the Messiah.
They will be holding a private service in the near future.
Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley.
Condolences can be left online at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
We will miss Marjean, and feel blessed to have had her in our lives, but we also know that she had a long and wonderful life and for that we will be forever thankful.
One thought on “Obituary – Marjean DeMille”
I met Marjean in Walkerton and we became close friends.
I loved her humour and her dedication to the people of the parish.
I would like her family to know she has been in my prayers, over the years and I mourn her passing.
God be with you and I know her wonderful memories will be such a blessing. Pam Sheils