Marilyn Schwartz

Obituary of Marilyn Elizabeth Schwartz

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Marilyn Elizabeth Gillette Schwartz, a beacon of kindness and support, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2024, in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, surrounded by loved ones. Born on October 24, 1941, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Marilyn lived a life dedicated to uplifting others and cherishing the beauty of her maritime surroundings. Growing up along the shores of Bedford Basin, Marilyn's love for the sea was ingrained from an early age. She was a skilled sailor and found solace and joy being on the water. Marilyn's educational journey led her to attain certification as a Book Keeper from Halifax County Vocational High School in 1959, marking the beginning of her illustrious career. In her professional life, Marilyn's expertise extended across various fields, from her tenure in large banks to her pivotal role as Office Manager at Tidewater Construction. Her remarkable ability to connect with people, coupled with her passion for genealogy, made her a beloved figure at the Adult Clinic in Sheet Harbour, where she dedicated her time to helping individuals trace their roots and reunite with lost family members. Marilyn's generosity knew no bounds. She was renowned for extending a hand-up to those in need, embodying the essence of compassion and empathy. Her impact extended beyond her professional endeavors, as she touched countless lives with her unwavering support and "tough love" approach to overcoming challenges. Family was paramount to Marilyn. She leaves behind her devoted son, Erich Vaughn Schwartz, cherished granddaughters Sonia Bernard and Leah Schwartz, and great-grandson Kristopher Comeau. Marilyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald James Schwartz, her parents Monson Gillette and Hilda Woodworth, and her brother John Gillette. A modest committal will be conducted on Thursday April 18 at 2pm in Brookside Bedford Community Cemetery Rev. Debra Burleson officiating. In lieu of flowers or donations, it is requested that individuals honor Marilyn's legacy by performing acts of kindness within their communities, echoing her spirit of generosity and goodwill. Marilyn's life was a testament to resilience, kindness, and the enduring power of love. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. In loving memory, The Family of Marilyn Elizabeth Gillette Schwartz
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Graveside Committal

2:00 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Brookside Bedford Community Cemetery
Wardour Street
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Rev. Debra Burleson
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Marilyn Schwartz

1941 - 2024

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