Goodbye to a friend: Marilyn Cameron. Those were the days, my lovely friend, we thought they’d never, ever end.
Marilyn and Randy. It is hard to think of one without the other. It is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to a special friend, one so full of life and love and laughter, Marilyn Cameron.
I remember meeting her for the first time at the kid’s school. As she tells it I was sitting in my car with my feet on the dashboard waiting to pick up the kids and she knocked on the window asking “are you Dina? I am Marilyn”. I instantly knew who she was. I have heard so much about Marilyn Boyko (her maiden name) as she grew up with my husband in Winnipeg.
We connected immediately and remained friends until the end.
Marilyn knew how to be a friend. She knew how to listen, how to share of herself and how to have fun. More than anyone else, Marilyn had the ability to enjoy the moment. Whether it was sitting in the sun in her back yard, swimming in the chilly waters of the Okanagan lake or dining at a beautiful winery, she ENJOYED it to the fullest. She had FUN.
Marilyn thrived on being surrounded by friends and family. She had a gift in her ability to connect with people of every age or walk of life. She and Randy entertained often and with generosity and we treasured evenings spent at their home with good food, good music and great conversations. They were also the perfect guests and I loved having them over for dinner. They were interesting, interested, knew how to enjoy, participate and appreciate. I will miss that terribly.
I will never forget my friend Marilyn. As she used to sing, Marilyn had sunshine in her soul and that sunshine can never be extinguished. She will live in my memories and I will always see her in her children. Each of them carry some of Marilyn in them.