On Sunday, November 24, 2019 Marilyn Irene Fitzpatrick of Cold Lake, Alberta passed away at the age of 85 years. Marilyn was raised in London, Ontario but moved to Cold Lake when her husband, Jim was posted to CFB Cold Lake in 1967. During the ensuing years she and Jim became part of the fabric of the community as proprietors of the Book Nook on main street in Grand Centre (Cold Lake South). Marilyn’s steadfast work ethic served both the needs of the business as well as the many charities she supported. A big part of the local Lions Club, serving as president for a time, she also found time to support the Cold Lake Food Bank, Red Cross Blood Drives, Santa’s Anonymous and the Cold Lake Seniors Centre. Marilyn truly enjoyed organizing events & working them, and through them met many life-long friends. She was an avid reader, loved her daytime soap operas & knitted sweaters with a fury.
Marilyn will be forever remembered and loved by her five children: Brenda Fitzpatrick of Cold Lake, AB, Maryann Fitzpatrick-Lee of Calgary, AB, Diana (Rob) McIntyre of Calgary, AB, Shawn Fitzpatrick (Irene Blais) of St. Albert, AB, Brian Fitzpatrick of Cold Lake, AB; sixteen grandchildren: Samantha Fitzpatrick of Edmonton, AB, Jamy Fitzpatrick of Cold Lake, AB, Brandon Fitzpatrick of Yorkton, SK, Christopher (Nora) Lee of Calgary, AB, Patrick Lee of Calgary, AB, Brady Lee of Calgary, AB, Andrew (Sarah) Freedman of Calgary, AB, Miranda Freedman of Okotoks, AB, Kari Woodman of Cold Lake, AB, Richard Woodman of Leduc, AB, Scott Woodman of Cold Lake, AB, Jessica McIntyre of Medicine Hat, AB, Katelyn McIntyre of Calgary, AB, Chantal (Corey) Stulberg of Redwater, AB, Michelle (Jean) Lord of Edmonton, AB, Nicole Blais (Dan Kenny) of St. Albert, AB; seven great grandchildren: Brooke-Lynn, Taylor, Hayden, Zoé, Julien, Elisé, Daniel, Wesley; brother: Robert Pollard of Chatham, ON; sister: Evelyn Hyatt of Chatham, ON. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband: Jim Fitzpatrick in 2012; parents: John & Elizabeth Pollard; sister: Grace Evelyn Sass; brother: George Pollard