Marion Schuknecht

Marion Louise Schuknecht (Kaufman) in her 75th year lost her courageous brave battle with cancer on January 14, 2019 at Hanover and District Hospital.

She is survived by her loving husband Douglas of 55 years, her daughters Pamela and Steven McLean of Harriston and Daeca and John Lennox of London.  Proud Nana to Kahland, Kyle & Marisa, Kohl, Madison, and Melissa.  Brothers’ John Kaufman of Cargill and Ronald and Audrey Kaufman of Mildmay.

Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Nellie Kaufman.

Marion worked hard on the family farm in Bentick township alongside her brothers.  In her teens she dreamed of going to the city and ended up working at Dares Cookies in Kitchener. 

Eventually, her heart lead her back home to her one true love Doug.  She took a position at Union Carbide in Walkerton.  They married in 1963 and started their lives in Hanover.  In the early years they opened their hearts and fostered three children before welcoming two of their own.

Marion started her career at Chesley Hospital and later at HDH on housekeeping then eventually ended up in Central Processing as a Porter until she retired.  She took great pride in her work.

She enjoyed many summers at their seasonal trailer in Woodland Park at Sauble Beach, and took joy in maintaining/decorating their home with Doug.

In recent years, as her health changed she enjoyed keeping up with current events in the area (wouldn’t let the newspaper go into the recycle bin until she read it cover to cover), US politics, the Shopping Channel and found humour in a lot of Reality TV shows.

To honour her wishes, there will be no services. Cremation to take place.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to The London Regional Cancer Clinic (foundation@lhsc.on.ca) or the Hanover and District Hospital (hanoverhospital.on.ca) as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.

The family wishes to express our gratitude to Dr. White, Dr. Heerema, Dr. Edington, Dr. Kovacs and Dr. D’Souza and all the caring nurses and support staff including the many drivers from The Wheels of Hope. The amazing heartfelt care and dignity during Marion’s long journey will never be forgotten.




Marion Schuknecht