Marilyn (Collier) Baillie

Died: Sun., May 17, 2020


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Marilyn (Collier) Baillie
Coxheath / Sydney Mines

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, and friend, Marilyn Baillie, on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at home, after a brief illness. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late William and Jenny (Taylor) Collier.
Marilyn graduated from the Cape Breton Business College in 1964 and went to work for the Nova Scotia Department of Public Health in Sydney. In 1968, she married George and they began their long, happy life together in Coxheath. Following the birth of their children, she became a stay at home mom with a busy volunteer schedule, including at Coxheath Elementary School, the Coxheath Brownies, and as a smocking instructor at First United Church Time Out. When her children grew older, she began working as a Teachers’ Aide, where she especially enjoyed her time working with children with special needs.  Marilyn and George enjoyed more than 20 wonderful years of retirement, with many travels to visit family, attending Eagles games, and lots of cooking, baking, Sunday dinners, and just being together. You rarely saw one without the other.  
Her lasting legacy will be the importance she placed on family, and the unique and endearing relationship she had with each child and grandchild. Marilyn will be deeply missed by her husband of 52 years, George (Ace) Baillie, sons Mark (Barbara) (Mason, OH), Aaron (Vanessa) (Kanata, ON), and daughter Mara in Coxheath. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Emma, Ryan, Andrew, Liam, and step-grandson Spencer. She is also survived by her sister Yvonne (John) Roberts (Dartmouth) and their son Jeff (Julie), brother-in-law Stewart (Anne) Baillie (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) and their sons Paul and Stephen, sister-in-law Irene (Gordon) Selfridge (Sydney Mines) and their son Derek, and many lifelong friends.
Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com
Donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the Horizon Achievement Centre Building Fund, 780 Upper Prince St, Sydney, NS B1P 5N6 (https://www.horizon-ns.ca/), supporting local clients with special needs, a cause she cared deeply about, or a charity of one’s choice.

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Cameron and Elaine Clarke
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
George
So sorry to hear about Marilyn’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Allan/Mary Mac Neil
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Baillie family on the loss of Marilyn. It has been over 30 years since we lived on Leeside Drive but She always spoke to us and was so friendly whenever we met her. May she Rest In Peace.

Roddie Munroe
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George and Family...I was saddened to read of Matilyn’s passing in the Post this morning. Please accept my sincere sympathy . You guys were so close and always together. You will certainly miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this difficult time. May God Bless you All. Roddie

Sandy and Agnes Scott
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George and Family. Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

David and Diane Brennick
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Dear George and family, sincerely sorry to hear of your loss. Happy to read that you were able to enjoy 20 years of retirement, but it is never enough. Be well!

Dave and Bev Kennedy
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
So sorry to hear of Marilyn's death . Such a hard time to go through sadness for your family .Bev and Dave Kennedy

Clarence Prince and Judy Shebib
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George and family:
I was very sorry to read of Marilyn’s passing in the CB Post today.
Marilyn loved her family dearly. Also, she was active in her community and a real pleasure to talk too. Our sincere condolences to you George and family members.

Donette Walters Tizzard
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Sending my deepest condolences to you all , haven’t seen Marilyn in person in many years but could tell from all her Facebook posts how much she & Ace were enjoying retirement & visiting with all of their children and grandchildren . Take comfort in your cherished memories now and always ...much love, Donette

Clive Hatton
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
So saddened to learn of Marilyn's passing in the Post today. Remember the good times. My condolences to you and your family. R.I.P. Marilyn.

Linda MacLeod
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Baillie family at this difficult time .

Dave and Rosalie Lionais
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George and family,
We send our sincere condolences to your family on the passing of Marilyn.
Dave and Rosalie Lionais

Ann & Barry Forrest
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Mr. Baillie & family,

Our sincere condolences to each of you!


Kim Beaton
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George and family, so sorry to read about Marilyns passing. Our sincere condolences Kim JW Johnathan and Colleen Beaton

Elie and Dianne Blondin
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
We have lost a great friend and wonderful person. Marilyn will be greatly missed. We have so many wonderful memories of times spent together. Rest In Peace beautiful lady. Our deepest condolences to the family. Dianne and Elie

Maureen Lynch
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Dear George & family, My deepest condolences on the death of your wonderful wife, Marilyn. She will be so missed by all! 💔

Claire Detheridge
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Sincerest Condolences George & Family. Very sorry to read of Marilyn's passing, a truly lovely lady. May the many beautiful memories of Marilyn help sustain & give your family strength in the coming days. My thoughts & prayers are with everyone at this most sad & difficult time.

Rollie and Nikki Canning
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
To George and family

It was a great shock to read about your loss of Marilyn in the CBPost today. We usually would meet you folks at the grocery store or WalMart and have a quick "touch base" and like us, always together. So sorry for your loss. Sending you and Mark, Aaron and Mara our deepest sympathy - you're in our thoughts and prayers.
Rollie and Nikki

Kathryn morrison
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
I’m so saddened to hear the news of Marilyn,s passing. She was a sweet person. Whenever u met her she always had a smile for you. She liked to tell the story of when my oldest took my new baby to meet her. It was important to my oldest that she meet his new 1 month old baby brother. We would laugh about that as she and I were both nervous with that short ( two streets over) journey. My prayers for peace are with u all.

Coralie McPhail
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Mara and family,
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Angus &Eileen Romeo
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Yvonne and Family Our sincerest sympathy on Marilyn's passing.You have made so many precious memories together over the years not only as sisters but as best friends.She will be missed but never forgotten in your hearts.

EMILE CHIASSON
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George and family ... our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time ... our sincere condolences .

Dawn and John Pushie and family
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Hello Ace. We wanted to send our condolences to you and your family . So sorry to hear of your loss. Although we didn't know Marilyn , she sounds like a wonderful person who will be deeply missed. God Bless.
Sincerely
Dawn and John

Mary Paquet
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Dear George and Family
There are simply no words to express how very sorry we are for your loss. Marilyn was a beautiful shining light to all of us who were fortunate enough to have known her. The world is a little darker without that light.
Thinking of you, as always
Barry and Mary Paquet

Chuck Drohan
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George and Family,
I was saddened to read of Marilyn's passing. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Frank Oram
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George (Ace)- So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Take care.

Sylvia Campbell
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Dear George and family. I was so sorry to read about Marilyn's passing. She was a lovely lady and I know she will be missed. Take care and God Bless.

Raymond Boudreau / Allison Kent
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George and Family, With a heavy heart I read the Obituary. I can not even imagine the the grief you are all going through. My memories of Marilyn's smile and positive manner, during your stay on Hillcrest or when I visited you in your home, I will cherish. Mom and Dad always considered you all part of the family. I will miss that smile and slight laugh.
Take care George. You are both special.
Raymond and Allison Boudreau (Spruce Gove, AB)

Karen Voutier
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George, Mara and families, so very saddened to hear about Marilyn. It's been 20 years since we first met her when she worked with Patrick. I recall our visits and what a great time we always had with her. She was a wonderful lady and she'll be greatly missed. Thinking of you all in what has been made an even more difficult time during this virus. Remembering her very fondly.

Marsha Taylor
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
I will miss you always dear cousin... Apart but always in my heart.
Love you 💗

Kathy & Cletus Fleet
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathies to all the family on Marilyn's passing. We were shocked to read her obituary in the CB POST today! She was a lovely lady and always had a friendly smile whenever we'd see one another. She and George would often be seen walking around the neighbourhood. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories you have to share, it will help you during this time of mourning and beyond. I just lost my dad a month ago and it's not easy especially during this time when you can't get together with all your family. R.I.P. Marilyn.
Kathy & Cletus Fleet Coxheath

Cameron & Rachel Andrea
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George, Mark, Aaron, Mara, and Yvonne, our deepest sympathies and heartfelt love as we are so saddened to hear about your wife and mom and sister. Ace, so many good memories of you and Marilyn while growing up, being treated more like royalty than a little cousin, in effect a trial run for your own kids. We will sorely miss our catch-up conversations with you and Marilyn at the 'grocery store'.

Peter and Cecilia Rossetti
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Our sincere condolences George and Family on the loss of your dear Wife and Mother, Marilyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Peter and Cecilia

Tom & Agnes Gaskell
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Dear Ace and Family,
Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences on Marilyn's passing. Our prayer is that your great times and memories will sustain you during this difficult time.
Tom and Agnes Gaskell

Val Baxendale
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George - Please accept my sympathy at this difficult time — you are in my thoughts & prayers as you adjust to this devastating loss . Val Baxendale

Annette and Duncan Martell
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
So very sorry for your loss ,Marilyn will certainly be missed ,
please accept our condolences ,love and Prayers !!





Paula (Brennick) and Tren Marsh
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss George, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏💔
Paula and Tren and family

Marilyn Hillier
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
George, my condolences to you and your family at this sad time .

Susan Duke
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
A gentle sweet lady who put her family at the top of "Her To Do List". Greeting you at her doorstep would make her day. A phone call a close second. Unfortunately we have not yet learned how to "clone". Rest your sweet soul.

Kay and Matt Batherson
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Dear George, Marlee and family: I'm shocked to read of the passing of Marilyn today. We are so sorry to hear of her illness and subsequent death. God bless you all, we go back many years during Gaelic College days up to seeing you all at the Eagles Games. Sending our sincerest sympathy at this sad time and remembering you all in our thoughts and prayers! May she rest in peace! Kay and Matt Batherson

Chris Ryan
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
My condolences for your loss to the entire Baillie family and extended family.
Respectfully,
Chris

Jeanette williams
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Shocked to read of Marilyn’s passing. A beautiful lady inside and out. Sending our deepest sympathies to George and family. Be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Robbie Campbell & Gail
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
I was shocked to see Marilyn's beautiful photo today ... a sweetheart she will be remembered as by all that had the previlage to know her. Ace & Children thinking of you all.
Robbie & Gail

Joyce Walker-Haley
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Sincerely sorry to hear this sad news. While we cannot gather together to celebrate Marilyn's life at this time, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May peace be with you all.

Shirley MacDonald and Bobby Andrea
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
To Marilyn's Family :

Words cannot express the shock and sadness we feel after reading of Marilyn's passing .
We are so very very sorry . Sending you all love and prayers .

Linda Johnston
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
George, Mark, Aaron, Mara and families;
My heart and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. So sorry for your great loss. Marilyn was a kind soul and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Take Care of yourselves,
All my Love,
Linda (Bimba) Boudreau Johnston & Family

Sharise McKeigan
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
To George and Family,
My condolences to you during this difficult time. It was a pleasure to meet Marilyn, often at a school event. She always had a smile and a happy conversation. Cherish the wonderful memories.

Blick and Colleen Campbell
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Ace and Family,we wish to extend our sincere condolences on the passing
of Marilyn,she will be missed deeply by many...Blick and Colleen

Peter and Adele McInnis
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
So very sorry Ace and family...seems like only yesterday we were in high school
Time is flying ...take care Ace.

Dorothy Lutz
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Mr. Baillie,
Sending our condolences on the death of Mrs. Baillie.
We remember the both of you and your friendliness to our parents, Buff and Sally Doyle in Coxheath. With our sincere sympathy.
Brian, Blair and Dorothy

Monica (MacDougall) Serroul
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
My deepest condolences to each of you. I remember Marilyn (and Yvonne) fondly from our school days in Sydney Mines.
May she rest in eternal peace.

Marilyn Stoodley Watts
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Ace, Mark, Mara, Aaron & families so very so for your loss, Marilyn was a very special cousin who she left me with lovely memories may she Rest in Peace

Leah Jeffrey
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Aaron, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, our condolences to you, your Siblings and Dad. I remember your mom as being very kind and gentle, much like yourself. R I P Marilyn, soar with the angels.

John and Ann Shirley Boutilier
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
We were very saddened to hear of your loss. Your memories will be wonderful knowing how caring your mother and father were of their children. Many blessings in the days ahead.

Beth Boudreau
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Ace, Mara and extended family members
I wanted to express our sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your beautiful
Marilyn and Mom.
I always remember her as a quiety dignified and compassonate lady and Mom who made me feel understood and accepted as a professional when teaching Grade 8 at Malcom. You, as well Ace, were unfailingly kind to me.
Mara, you have lost your role model, mother and friend. I am so sorry for you. But, you come from exceptional parents and I know you will live your life they way she
taught you to live. She raised a strong daughter. Beth Boudreau and Bernie.

Sam & Eleanor Walters
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Ace , Mara, Mark, Aaron and all family. WE were indeed shocked when we heard of Marilyn's Illness late last week from Yvonne and of her passing on Sunday and want to express our sincere condolences. She was a wonderful wife, mother,grandmother and sister though out her journey of life. Marilyn was always a pleasure to be around with her caring and pleasant manner and her beautiful smile. We shall always remember our weekend visits to Cape Breton Highlands National Park for picnics ,her close relationship with our Mom Eva and her love and compassion for her parents Bill & Jennie. She was so very proud of her own family and their many achievements in their lives. Rest in peace Marilyn! God Bless Eleanor & Sam

Barbara and Saleem Al-Khouri
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Mara and George, our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Denise Richardson
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
To the Baillie family ,we are thinking of you at this very sad time.You are such a kind and beautiful couple.Your lives have touched so many people.Mark,Aaron and Mara,I haven’t seen you in many years but I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Your mom was such a kind caring lady.I have many happy memories with your family as a child on Hillcrest Dr.You took me everywhere with you and made me feel part of the family.I still make your Mom’s sweet pancake recipe your mom wrote out for me when I was a about 10 yrs old !It was always a treat for my girls.I always think of her when I make them.You would all have many special memories with her and think of them often....love from Denise and Alan Richardson

Don and Colleen Mac Cormick
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Sincere condolences to all the family on Marilyn’s passing

Russell Warcop
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
To George and Family. Sorry for your loss. I extend my deepest sympathy. RUSSELL WARCOP.

Dianne & Donald Wadden
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Ace & family,
Thinking of you & your tremendous loss. I will always remember Marilyn as a kind & gracious lady. Hoping your pain is manageable with the wonderful memories she left.
Take care, Dianne & Donald Wadden

Barbara MacKinnon
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Gerard and I send our sincere condolences to you Ace, as well as Mark, Aaron, Mara and their families. Marilyn will be missed in her community and will be remembered fondly by our family and all those that knew her. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol Sparks
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences on Marilyn's passing. I have fond memories of her from our time at Riverview.
With Sympathy,
Carol Sparks

Heather & Glen Nason
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Dear Ace, Mark, Aaron, Mara, Yvonne & families.

We were so sadden to hear the news of Marilyns' passing. She was such a strong person and loved her family and life.
In our few years we spent in Sydney, your family was such a big part of ours and it was so appreciated that there was someone to support us with our two little girls.
Marilyn will be remembered as such a beautiful person and a friend you could count on.
Treasure your memories, our sincere sympathy to a very special family.
Love and sympathy, Heather & Glen

Carolyn macgillivary
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of marilyns passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Dennis & Jean Mac Intyre
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
George, Mara, Andrew & family,
Our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time.
Marilyn was such a sweet, pleasant lady, who always had a smile for everyone.
Dennis and I enjoyed chatting with her and George and Andrew at the Eagles games.
Marilyn was such a kind hearted person, always concerned for others and their well being.
We will miss her very much and feel blessed to have had the pleasure to get to know such a beautiful lady.
Rest In Peace Marilyn. Heaven has another angel today.

Gordon Gillis
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
Ace, very sorry for your terrible loss. Our deepest sympathies for you and your entire family.
Gordie & Pat Gillis

Russell Warcop
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
To. George and Family. Sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

Naseem and Mohammed Farooq
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
We are so saddened and shocked to hear this sad news.Our thoughts and prayers for dear George and family.Marilyn was one of the first person I had the pleasure of meeting when we moved to CB.She introduced me to Cape Breton way of life, shared many of her delicious recipes and taught me smocking too....will be greatly missed

Jan MacDonald
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
I would like to express my condolences to George, Mara and family on the loss of of a wonderful wife and mother. Marilyn was a lovely lady and will certainly be missed.

Patricia(Patsy) Mac Donald Ben
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
I send my condolence to the Baillie family, as I was so sad to hear of Marilyn’s passing.
I remember her for my childhood but especially her sister Yvonne.
We were friends in grade school. My condolence to you and your family on the death of your sister.
RIP. Marilyn

Sheila Stoodley Conley
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
We were very saddened to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was always so good to my mom and I have many happy childhood memories of spending time you all as well as Aunt Jennie and Uncle Bill. May your many happy memories bring you all comfort.

Sheila and Chris Conley

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