Marlene Gerrie

Gerrie, Marlene Joy
Marlene passed away in the Perth Hospital on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 with her loving husband of 43 years, Rod Deneau, by her side at the age of 66 years. Marlene was predeceased by her parents Doreen (Edwards) and Elwin Gerrie. She is survived by her 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Marlene will be sadly missed Rod’s extended family, her many friends in Ottawa, Perth and Huntsville where she has cottaged every summer for the past 55 years. Marlene was born in Guelph, Ontario. She graduated from the university of Guelph with a B.A. in English and French. She spent her third year of studies at the University of Sherbrooke where she perfected her French after taking a Certificate in teaching English as a second language at Carleton University, she was hired by the federal government, changing to Human Resources Agriculture Canada. She quickly was promoted to an executive position in charge of a large department which included all research station across Canada. In 1996, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, she took early retirement. Marlene turned her energy to her two passions of raising show dogs and riding horses for the next 20 years. Unfortunately, her breast cancer returned in the spring of 2016. Marlene’s wishes were for private arrangements. In memory of Marlene, donations to the Lanark County Cancer Society “Wheels of Hope” program would be appreciated.


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