Gilligan (née Scully), Marian Catherine
February 12th, 2019
Passed away suddenly after a very short illness, with family by her side, at Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in her 65th year. Loving wife and best friend of Ed for 44 happy years. Beloved mother of Clare Kustermans (Mark), Hilary Kustermans (Steve) and Valerie Montag (Paul). Most cherished Gran to 7 precious grandchildren: Nial, Marika, Colleen, Michael, Sean, Bennett and Sadie. Marian will be dearly missed by many close family and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London, on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marian are asked to consider Hemophilia Ontario.
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Diane and RogerEd….and your whole family…..
We’ve been sitting here dumbfounded by the news we received this morning from Mark. We do not have any words at this time other than we are thinking of you and your family….can’t imagine what you are going through. Marian was a wonderful friend and we were just getting the time to spend more time together. Life is so unpredictable.
Love to all of you,
Diane and Roger
Norah & Jim GilchristWe are deeply saddened to hear the bad news. We can only imagine how devastated you are. Marian was such a beautiful person. You are in our hearts and prayers. God Bless all of you and help you through this nightmare. With a heavy heart
Norah and Jim
Vince, Frances, Jonathan, Tara, Liam, Aiden and ZoeMy heart break for you Ed and your wonderful adult children, their caring spouses and loving grandchildren. You have been so kind to us about our Carly. We can only pray for you and glad you have each other and so many memories we share with you and you with your extended familys. Our thoughts go out to friends all over the world.
The Mills FamilyDear Val, Paul, Bennett, Sadie:
We are holding you all in our hearts at this impossibly difficult time.
Melanie, Lloyd, Brandon, and Daniel Mills
Carmela MendoncaHilary and Family,
There is no precious person in the world than mother. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.
Vanthuyne FamilyDear Val, Paul, Bennett, Sadie & family, we were so sorry to hear about your mom. We are praying for all of you at this difficult time. Take care, Adrienne, Ty, Parker & Grayson
Joanne and Jack KustermansWe are so sorry to hear about your dear Wife, Mother. Such a shock for all of you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.
The Banting FamilyDear Val, Paul, Bennett and Sadie, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Gran. We are thinking and praying for your entire family and sending lots of love your way. XO Julie, Jeff, Ben and Ryan
Michelle MahoneyDear Ed, Clare, Hilary and Val
I still feel in shock and my head is full of beautiful thoughts and memories of one of the dearest people in my life. I think of how I am feeling and know that it must be so much worse for you. Like everyone else, I have no words except to say that I hold you all in my prayers with love grief and compassion.
I am going to Mass for all right now
Blessings and Peace
Fran and Pat ClarkeDear Ed, Claire. Mark. Hilary. Steve. Valarie, Paul and all the grandchildren our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayer are with you all.
Like you all we are heartbroken and sad – Marian was a lovely kind person
she is now with her Mam and I am sure she is happy.
Rest in peace Marian with all our love Uncle Pat and Auntie Fran
Narain FamilyVal – At this most impossible time, please know we are sending our love and are here if there’s anything we can do to support you, Paul, Bennett and Sadie. Take good care of each other. Love from Shilo, Darryl, Jasmyn & Jakson
Pat FotoI am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marian. Marian and I worked together for many years before she went off to Fire. I recall how kind and supportive she was and how she kept saying to me « we need to get you organized ». I remember her fondly and my heart goes out to her family and the many people she touched. Rest in Peace my friend.
Joyce&Michael CanneyDear Ed and all the Galligan/Scully family,
It was with a heavy heart that I read of Marisn’s passing this mirning.
It wS so fast… a shock for everyone. You must all be devastated at your loss.
I will be attending mass tomorrow in Galway Cathedral and offering our prayers up for Marian and you all.
May her gentle soul Rest In Peace
God Bless you all at this time
Blake family Dear Ed, Claire, Hilary, Val and all your family, words fail me at this very sad time!
We are so very sorry for your terrible loss. Marian was a great woman so full of life and even though we haven’t seen so much of her in recent years as we did when the girls all danced together, we will always cherish the times we spent together whether it was watching Irish dancing, weddings, celebrating pregnancy’s, have the odd rum and coke, cruising or just having a good old chin wag. We’ll miss you dear friend.
Philomena, Reg and family xoxo
Brendan @Hilda ClarkeDear Ed, and family it was with great shock and sorrow that we got the news of Marian’s passing this morning. We recall fondly the time we spent in Canada with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brendan, Hilda and family
EdanaHilary, Clare, Val and Ed. I am shocked to hear of Marian’s passing. She was so vibrant and witty and I cannot believe that was taken so young. Take care of yourselves. Lots of love. Edana and family.
The TrevorsDear Ed, Clare, Hilary, Val and Families.
There are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. Find comfort in those who know you are all sending you unspoken support and love. May God be close to your family during this terrible time. All our love and Prayers.
Sharon Mac MahonDear Ed, Clare, Hilary, Valerie and family it is with great shock that we got the news today of Marian’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Kathleen, Sharon, Tara and family.
Joan and Rick Vandertuin Dear Ed,Clare, Hilary,Valerie and families. We are in shock and disbelief with the news of Marian’s passing . She was not only a great friend but also a genourous and loving person. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. God Bless.
Nicole Bradley-GaranSo very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this time. It has been many years since I have seen you all but have many fond memories of Marian and the times I spend with your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Nicole, Peter, Niya and Wyatt.
Ed and Sylvia KustermansDear Clare, Hilary and family. We are truly sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love Uncle Ed and Aunt Sylvia
Diane & Nick WeissDear Ed,
I was totaled shocked by the news of Marian’s passing. Our sympathy to you and your family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
M art and Don DonnerWe are in shock over this very sad news. Such a wonderful friend , amazing woman. She will be deeply missed. Mary and Don Donner
Gail and Peter LucianoWe are so very sad and sorry for your loss. Such a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gail and Peter. Glens Falls NY and Ocean Harbor South
Dr. Bill&Jayne GilliganWe are so very sorry and deeply saddened by your loss. Marian was such a bright spot in so many lives. Our prayers are with you all
Luke & Cathy Van RompaeyWe are so very sad to hear of your loss. Marian will be missed greatly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Bernie ElliottHilary, Steve, Marika and Michael!
Words cannot express how sorry I was to learn of your mom’s passing! Hil, I am thinking of you and your family and the dear, special loss of your mom. I recall meeting her more than once and remember her energy and friendly nature!
I hope the love and support from those who loved her, gives you some comfort right now! Love you, Bernie and Steve Elliott
David, Janice & Bennett MooreOur hearts go out to you and your family, Val. We are thinking of you and sending you strength and love.
o’connor anneDear Ed and family
The death of Marian is so sorrowful, we are deeply saddened by the news.
May the memories and images of time with family and friends be a source of comfort at this time.
Love and Care,
Anne Gilligan O’’Connor and Dennis O’Connor
Marinda Claire and Mark, Hilary and Steve and families,
I am so sorry to hear the news of your mom. My deepest condolences to you and your families.
Alice and Lucio FacchinaOur deepest sympathies to the whole family!!! What a shock to deal with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Share these precious memories to help you through. RIP Alice and Lucio Facchina
Dianna BrunetSteve, Hillary and family: My deepest condolences to all of you at this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Dave Rusciolelli and familyDear Ed and family – we offer our deepest sympathies at the loss of a wonderful wife mother grandmother relative and friend. Marian’s loving spirit will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult and sad time.
Frank and Sherry Berkelmans and familyClare and Mark and kids, Hillary and Steve and kids:
So very saddened to hear of your tragic loss.
You are all in our prayers.
Love U Frank, A Sher and family xo
Cyril Feehily Hi Ed and Family so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing RIP Sincere Sympathy and Condolences to you all from Cyril ,Curry,Sligo,Ireland
Sheila GlynnDear Ed and girls, We are in shock! Please know that Ed and myself are praying for all of you at this most difficult time. Marian was a ray of sunshine in all our lives, and she will surely be missed by all. Her smile lit up everyone’s day. Our loss , heaven’s gain!
Clayton MacNeil& Family ED and family, so sorry to here of the passing for Marian. Our deepest condolences.
Maureen Kissane( Dunleavy)To Eddie & girls, we are in shock here in Salthill, Galway hearing of Marion’s sudden death. On behalf of Jack and I please accept our sincere sympathy & prayers.May she Rest In Peace.She will be sorely missed by all.
Margaret and Steve Corby (neighbours)Dear Val, Paul, Bennett and Sadie we are sending our heartfelt condolences to you all. How terribly sad and shocked you all must be to loose a mother and gran so young. Our prayers are with you all as heaven has another Angel too soon. God bless you all.d
Eadaoin ClarkeEddie, Claire, Hilary & Valerie, so sad to hear of Marians sudden passing. We were all shocked, may she rest in peace. We are praying for you all. Love & God Bless, Seamus, Marie, Niamh, Aisling & Eadaoin
Steve BeasleyPlease except my condolences on Marians passing, I had the good fortune to work with her at the fire department and I know she will be missed by all.
May she rest in peace and in your hearts,
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