Marylynn Florence Strong
Formerly of Anders, Young, Strong & Jonah
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the peaceful passing of Marylynn Strong following a long battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by her family, close friends, and neighbours. Marylynn’s strong, independent nature enabled her to accomplish many things in her life, most notably graduating from Osgoode Hall and having a successful legal career. She loved antique and classic cars, skiing, and was an avid supporter of the Ottawa Humane Society. Predeceased by her parents Rev. Dr. George and Rev. Florence Strong, she will be sadly missed by her siblings, Susan (Peter MacLaren), Karen (William Robbins), and Rev. Whitman (Rev. Christine Gross), nephews Logan MacLaren (Danielle Ziabek) and Matthew Robbins, and nieces Hanna (fiancé Sean Marrs) and Catie Strong. With grateful thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Ottawa General 5 East, and the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice for their compassionate care. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa). Donations to the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice Kanata or the Ottawa Humane Society would be appreciated.
My condolences to all the family. I practiced law with Marylynn for many years. She was a fine colleague and great person. So sad to hear this news.
Please accept my sincere condolences. Marylynn taught me a great deal, about the law and about people. She was caring, smart, and practical. After her retirement, I "inherited" some of her clients and they absolutely loved her. It was always wonderful when she came into the office to visit. I will miss her...
John and Marian McMillan - Chesterville Ontario
Rev. Whit and family. Our sincere sympathy in the passing or your sister.
to Whit: I am certain that I can speak for my late father, Ross, as well as for myself, when I express our sympathy to you and your family. If AACO was still operating, the procession of vintage vehicles at Marlylynn's funeral would be a long one. May God be with you.
Jack and Lillian Paul
We fondly remember Marylynn from the Antique Auto Club. She along with her 1957 Chevy Station Wagon were always ready to contribute to a charity event. We remember the times she came to take residents for a ride at Carleton Lodge. Our sincere condolences to Rev. Whit and Rev Christine and the family. Hers is a life gone way too soon. May she rest in peace.
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's really a huge loss to all of us too. She had too many attributes to list. I always enjoyed her company and working together on club activities. I'll miss her.
My sincere sympathy to Rev. Whit Strong and family.
Please accept my sincere condolences. I have been friends with Marylynn for a long and we have shared many laughs and tears along the way. I am going to miss her.
My sincerest condolences at this sad time. I worked at the firm when Marylynn joined; she soon became a friend, and her door was always open to share her expertise or good conversation. After she retired it was always a happy surprise when she came to visit, popping into my office with a cheery “Hello Sue!” When I retired last year, she gave me a Maple sapling, remarking that I have plenty of land for another tree. The sapling is now starting to bud, and each spring when it comes to life, I will fondly think of Marylynn.
Please accept my condolences on the much too soon passing of Marylynn. We met way back in 1973 in Law 100 at Carleton and I found her to be a very pleasant young woman. We remained casual friends for a few years but then went our separate ways. I will always remember her long red hair and her lovely personality. RIP.