Marion Pauline Becker (nee Monk), of Bentinck Township, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in her 87th year.
Born in Brant Township on October 7, 1932, to the late Oscar and Emma (nee Knapp) Monk. Marion took great pride in raising her family, her career, and her involvement in her church. Marion was a long serving member of the ELW and taught Sunday School for many years. She shared her gift of music with many in the community - she was the church organist, sang in and directed several church choirs (including many Christmas and Easter cantatas), directed the Queen's Bush Barbershop Chorus for 20 years, supervisor consultant for the elementary school music program, and taught piano lessons to many as well. Marion was an Elementary Teacher for 37 years teaching Kindergarten and Grade 1, Music, Speech Therapy, and Special Education. She was also involved with tutoring many students. She thoroughly enjoyed her career and all the lives she impacted. Marion was also a member of the Lamlash Womens’ Institute, a charter member of the New Millennium Quilters’ Guild, and the Maitland Valley Car Club.
Survived by daughter Bonnie Becker-Messerschmidt and son Michael (Melissa) Becker both of Bentinck Township. Dearly loved grandmother of Joy, Alexander, Breanna, Nicholas, Emma, Aleah, Jacob and great grandmother of two. Dear sister-in-law of Marjorie Monk of Hanover, Dorothy Dickison of Burlington and brother-in-law Delton (Helen) Becker of Bentinck Township. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her husband Orval, son in infancy Terry John, son-in-law James “Jim” Messerschmidt, as well as brothers Clifton (Helen) and Orville Monk, and brother-in-law Gordon Dickison.
Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Sullivan. Pastors John Graham and Sheilah Fletch officiating. Spring interment in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Elmwood.
Memorial donations to the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Women, St. Peter's Lutheran Church Sullivan Wheelchair Fund, or the Canadian Lutheran World Relief would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca