While listening to the rain, with her husband at her side, Marlene Long died peacefully at the Stedman Community Hospice, in Brantford, on May 25, 2019. She was 82 years of age. Cherished wife and best friend of Wilbert Long for 66 years. Loving mother of Paul & Claire Long. Forever loved grandmother of Josh and Nicole. Sister of Pat. Predeceased by her siblings Mary-Lou, Howard, Margaret and Bill. Cherished sister-in-law of Marvin and Betty Long. Predeceased by sister-in-law Melva Swanton (Don). She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, her extended family, many dear friends and former colleagues. Marlene had a long and distinguished career as an RN. Her last position was Director of Support Services with Participation House Brantford, where she worked for 21 years. In retirement, her greatest joy came from spending time with family and making her home and garden a beautiful respite.
Friends will be welcomed at the DWAYNE D. BUDGELL Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, on Friday May 31, 2019 from 7 – 9 p.m. A Private Family Celebration will follow on Saturday June 1, 2019. In accordance with Marlene’s wishes, cremation has already taken place. In Marlene’s memory, donations to the Stedman Community Hospice www.sjlc.ca/stedman-community-hospice or the Brant County SPCA www.brantcountyspca.com/donate/ would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.budgellfuneralhome.ca
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Marlene M Long February 24 1937 May 25 2019..