Mahood, Marilyn June

Mahood, Marilyn June

April 23rd, 2021

The family of Marilyn June Mahood is sad to announce her sudden and unexpected passing on Friday, April 23, 2021. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, June was a force to be reckoned with. A woman of high principles and great faith, June had an unwavering sense of right and wrong, which she channeled into a lifelong commitment to community service. June graduated from Hamilton General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1955 and worked as a private nurse, floor intensive care nurse and as an office nurse throughout her long career. She ran the Neurological Sciences Library at University Hospital for 35 years as a volunteer. June was a member of the London Psychiatric Advisory Board and the University Hospital Board. She set up a volunteer program in Palliative Care at Parkwood Institute and volunteered at the Ark Aid Mission, the Breakfast Program at Woodlynn School and as gift coordinator for the Christmas Sharing Program. June was also Executive Director of the Canadian Recreational Canoeing, where her organizational skills over shone the fact she had never been in a canoe. In her “spare time”, she loved to golf and was a founding member of the Hickory Chicks at Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club, after a lengthy membership at Sunningdale Golf Club. As proud as she was of these accomplishments, her greatest joy was her family. June is survived by her loving husband Ken, of 65 years; her four children: Sherree (Lynn), Brad (Lucy), Jim (Elizabeth) and Ted (Leslie); ten grandchildren: Sean (Christine), Kyle (Alyssa), Jeremy (Brittany), Mathew (Jessica), Cody (Alex), Mitchell, Liam, Katie, Nick (Megan), Jonathan, and four great-grandchildren, with another one on the way. Due to COVID-19 protocols, a memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be a private family visitation, with prayers, at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, which the family welcomes friends to view via livestream.

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Jackie FarquharDear Family of June: I was completely shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of dear June. I had spoken with her on April 15th to thank her for the birthday card she so kindly and thoughtfully sent each year. We had a good chat and she sounded just as strong and normal as ever. She was in the process of "making an early supper for Ken". June was a pillar of strength to the Committee that was struck at University Hospital to organize Volunteer Services. I was fortunate enough to get the job of Director that department and June was a strong support to me as we built the department and for 30 years thereafter. June was an integral part of Neurological Sciences because she ran their excellent Library and was a favourite of all the staff on the 7th floor of U.H. June's presence will be sorely missed by you, her precious family and the rest of the community in which she was so involved. With my deep sympathy. Jackie Farquhar.
Joe & Pat GlavinKen, Sherree, Lynn, Sean, Christine, Aidan, Ryan, Kyle, Alyssa, Brad, Lucy, Jim, Elizabeth, Ted, Leslie, and families Our heart aches to hear this unexpected news of June. We are stunned to hear this sad news. Heartfelt thoughts go out to you. We are going to miss her too. Joe and Pat, Colleen and Matt, Katie and Cody, and families.
Tom FeasbyI have such fond memories of June. I was a neurology resident and then a neurologist at University Hospital over a span of about 15 years. I spent a lot of time in the Neurological Sciences Library. It was such fun chatting with June and sharing jokes and stories. Her cheery outlook on life was very infectious. She was one of those people who made us all feel better and helped to make it fun to go to work every day. I won't forget her.
Lorne DowningMy sincerest condolences to the Mahood family, as if this year isn't challenging enough you have to endure this loss, our hearts go out to you❤️
Roger and Megan Turner Our condolences to you and your family. While Megan never met her, I have fond memories of her in the old house on Steeplechase Drive. You were family with her, and chores were done as if you were one of. Her own kids. There were no free rides and rules were followed. I still remember her cutting up hockey sticks left in the garage, to be. Used as tomato stakes. May xhe rest in peace.
Brenda HofstatteeMy sincerest condolences to Jim and his entire family.
Marsha AllenSincere condolences to Jim and Elizabeth. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Larry DrahoKen may you find the comfort and peace that you seek, and may the soul of June rest in peace. I have many fond memories of June and you on the golf course. She never forgot to send a Christmas or Special Occasion card. She was a real "spitfire" and will be missed. Take care and God bless!
Rosemarie and Terry LyngBrad and Lucy Our deepest sympathies and prayers for your mom Brad. Her obituary outlines what a wonderful giving person she was. Brad, it is very clear to see where your good qualities originate. We are sure that God has welcomed June into his kingdom and that she will be very missed by all of her family. Rosemarie and Terry
Geri and Mike Crunican We are so saddened for the loss of this beautiful lady! There was only one June. She loved her family so very much and she showed this every time she sang happy birthday to you or her weekly baking runs. She spoke of each of you with so much love. She will be greatly missed s
Carolyn ParkerSo sorry for your loss Jim and Elizabeth, prayers are sending your way.....
Marilyn MedcalfDear Ken I was so shocked when I read about the passing of your dear June. I know that you and your family will miss her so very much. June was such a kind and thoughtful lady, and sent me cards every month for no special occasion - just because she was June and wanted me to know that she was thinking of me. I remember her fondly from my golfing days at Hickory Ridge, Please know, Ken, that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Larry DrahoKen may you find the comfort and peace that you seek, and may the soul of June rest in peace. I have many fond memories of June and you on the golf course. She never forgot to send a Christmas or Special Occasion card. She was a real "spitfire" and will be missed. Take care and God bless!
Doreen KochelmY sincere condolences to Ken and the Mahood family. She was one of a kind lovely women . She will be missed
Rob & Lisa Pedlar Jim & Elizabeth & family, Sending our love and our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. We have such fond memories of meeting her on your wedding day. She was such an extraordinary woman and she will be greatly missed. Cherish the memories of laughter, joy, and always of love. Love, Rob, Lisa & Angel
Stephen LownieJune was the heart and soul of the neurosciences library. She exemplified the best aspects of stewardship and volunteerism. Our sincere condolences to her family. Steve Lownie
Mary & Cliff SwindellDear Ken and family: Cliff and I were shocked to learn of June’s passing. She was someone we admired for all of her selfless acts in the community over all these past years. And felt lucky to have been part of those she sent cards to every occasion in our lives, plus those delicious buns she would make and deliver to our house, always with a big smile. We last saw her just before Easter and were surprised as usual for her kindness. Always a good support , even when things in her own life were a challenge. She will be missed, and has earned a special place in heaven for the person she was. Rest In Peace June...... Love-Mary and Cliff Swindell
Bob and Gail SteerThinking of you and your family, Ken. June was a great part of our lives at our clinic. June was always there for everyone. Very personable. Amazing nurse.
Dave & Lisa WillsWe are so sad to hear of June’s passing. She was an inspiration to us at St. Michaels and all Angels Church. Ken. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Paul CooperMy sincerest and deepest condolences to the Mahood family on June's death. My association with June started as a medical student accessing the Clinical Neurological Sciences library at University Hospital, continued as a Neurology resident and then as a member of the Department. I mentioned here death at our Departmental Grand Rounds this morning and there were several anecdotes shared regarding her tenacious tracking down of individuals who had checked books out of the library and then failed to return them. June's cheerfulness, her ever willingness to be of help, and her knowledge made the CNS library a welcome refuge from our busy clinical responsibilities. Her contributions to our department and its academic mission over the years cannot be over-estimated. May you all be comforted by the memories and traces of love that June leaves behind her.
stephen mekkerSorry for your loss Brad and Lucy. My deepest sympathies
Cynthia ParentTo the Mahood Family: My deepest sympathy to the loss of Mrs. Mahood. I have not seen her in many years. She was wonderful lady. I gather that her passing was a shock to all who knew her. I am so sorry. In case you forget who I am . I am a friend of Sherree's We were very close in University in Ottawa. Now we see each other for lunches pre Covid-19. All my Love Cynthia
Chris and John Webb(Parnell Foods) So sorry to hear of June's passing. She was such a caring and thoughtful person. We ran into June and Ken in the Food Basics a couple of weeks ago and had a wonderful conversation with them. We will miss June.
Deb CooperI was shocked and sadden to hear of June's passing. I worked many years with June in the U.H. Library Services. We had a great time and developed a wonderful friendship over many years. Even though we didn't see each other much over the pass few years, I enjoyed the cards and phone calls. I will miss her presence. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Deb Cooper
BRIAN CROSSDear Mahood Family and Friends;On behalf of all present and retired staff members at Parkwood Hospital here in London,Ontario, we would alllike to express our dearest heartfelt condolences to each one of you our condolences on a truly remarkable friend,volunteer and finelady taken from our midst too soon it seems as is so often the case these days it seems God willing.As a retired volunteer on the main desk at Parkwood for thirty one years we always looked forwaed to each and every workday and moment when June would enter our great facility with her head held high and likewise a genuine smile on her face and a truly warm handshake for each one of staff members she met or likewise the main visitors she encountered during her many hours caring for so many genuine citizens of not only London,ontario but also from Canada wherever they may have vcome from and likewise behond its borders to experience top noth quality healthcare in a truly warm caring nurturing envirement each and every day when she was called tp perform such extremely crutial tasks to keep her patients and staff members safe in a caring warm envirement.It certainly for each one of us to meet her and love her for sure.We all will have fond memories to reflect upon as we journey through life into the future okay.May each one of your personal memories as a family also sustain you in the future okay.Yours Sincerely;Brian CrossParkwood Hospital,London,Ontario
Heather MillsWe are in shock at the passing of June. It is so hard to deal with this unexpected passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you , Ken and the entire family. June proved in so many ways how much family meant to her. My family will never forget the cards for all occasions for our two grandchildren, Nina and Mylo. Her concern during my cancer treatment and the many wonderful deliveries of fresh buns from you both along with Christmas goodies during my chemo were so much appreciated and will never be forgotten. June will be greatly missed. It was wonderful to work with such an organized person for Christmas Share. She was a kind and caring friend and I was so fortunate to have known her.
Les and Jeanette AllenKen: We were shocked to read of June's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Richard and Betty La RochelleBrad, Lucy and Family We are sorry we never had the opportunity to meet June. We understand the pain of the passing of a parent . We would be there if it were not for the COVID restrictions. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time , and in the months to come.
Kae AcklandI always enjoyed playing golf with June at Hickory Ridge. She was great fun. My condolences to the family. She (and her hats) will be missed.
ann donnellyMy sincere condolences to the Mahood Family. I was saddened to hear of June's sudden passing. I have very fond memories of June playing golf at Hickory. June is in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
Ann and Larry StewartOur sympathy to you Ken and your family.
JOYCE PARKERKen and family - my sincere condolences. June was one of a kind and I enjoyed our years at Sunningdale immensely!
Terry FitzpatrickMy condolences to everyone that ever had the luck to have met Mrs. Mahood, always a smile & always welcoming, she will be missed..
Marlene Mary LawSo sorry to hear of Junes passing. She lived and loved her faith at Byron United Church. Always a smile and willing to serve. We will miss her deeply. My condolences to Ken and the Family.
Sarah SmithDear Ken and family, I am heart broken to learn of June's death, as I know ALL of you are. Had many cards, visits and e-mails over the years, she was so very thoughtful and kind, I will miss her greatly. May God Bless all of you in this tragic time and May she Rest In Peace. Sarah Smith.
Leo GrantonI sincerely believe that June created additional calendar holidays, just to send cards with heartfelt notes. I received many. I will miss them. Rest in peace my Dear Friend. Ken, my deepest condolences to you. Only time and family love will soothe your pain.
Gord and Sharlene TyndallGord and I want to send our condolences to the Mahood family regarding the sudden passing of June. She was a wonderful, friendly, caring woman. I golfed in the Hickory Chicks with June recalling her friendly, welcoming personality. We shared the same birthday, exchanging cards with each other annually. She will be missed!
David StevenOn behalf the the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Mahood family. June was a dear friend to our Department, spending 35 years managing the CNS library. With deep sympathy, David Steven, Chair, Department of CNS
Janet Lee KoczwaraOn behalf of Barbara Lee and the Lee family (former Westmount neighbours), our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.
Sandie ClodeSaddened and shocked to hear of June’s sudden passing. I have great memories of June and her hats from the Hickory Chicks. She will be missed. Jean and I send condolences to the family at this difficult time.
Michele KeensDear Ted and Family, With deepest sympathy and kind thoughts to you and your family.
Madddy KalarI wish to send my condolences to Ken and the Mahood family. I enjoyed June's friendship at Hickory Ridge Golf Course and here at the condo. She will be missed by all.
John and Fran EberhardJohn Eberhard We are saddened and shocked by the news of the passing of June. Paddle Canada has lost one its best E.D.'s. Indeed, June was an exceptional and detail-driven leader of people. She had the ability to see what needed to be done, and do something about it! A great organizer, a friendly smile and a hands-on leader, June will be missed by so many! Our hearts go out to Ken and the family during this difficult time.
John and Fran Eberhard We are saddened and shocked by the news of the passing of June. Paddle Canada has lost one its best E.D.'s. Indeed, June was an exceptional and detail-driven leader of people. She had the ability to see what needed to be done, and do something about it! A great organizer, a friendly smile and a hands-on leader, June will be missed by so many! Our hearts go out to Ken and the family during this difficult time.
Henry & Susan Vander PloegJim & Liz, our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family in the passing of your Mother. Please know we are thinking of you at this most difficult time in your life.
Jim & Mitzy GaleJim & Liz, Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your mother. Wonderful comments from everyone and it is easy to see how special she was to all of her family and friends. Jim & Mitzy
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