Marlene Joy Watts
1942 - 2023
Marlene Joy Watts
Visitation Information
September 11, 2023
Visitation Time
1-3 pm
Visitation Location
Bishop's Funeral Home
Service Information
Service Date
Monday September 11, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
Bishop's Funeral Home Chapel
Requested Charity
Fredericton SPCA
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It is with profound sadness, that we announce the passing of Marlene Watts, 81, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on September 6th, 2023. Marlene was born in O’Leary PEI on March 22nd, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Lillie (Dalton) Palmer.

Marlene will forever be remembered by Sheldon, her loving husband of 63 years; their sons Bill, Terry (Teri), and Kelly (Gail). Also left to remember are sister Shirley Smith; grandchildren Shane Watts (Kyana Hicks), Erin Moss (Kirk) and Spencer Watts (Emily); great grandchildren Charlotte and Sophie; as well as her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends; and beloved four-legged companions Holly and Molly.

Marlene worked for the Daily Gleaner for many years. After she retired, she went on to care and look after children, throughout the years, in her home. She loved each and every one of them that she had cared for and held a very special place in her heart for them all.

She showed so much love and kindness to anyone who had ever entered her life. She loved unconditionally without judgement and opened her heart to everyone. She loved to laugh, loved to smile and her smile could light up the room. She had love for all animals, loved to travel, took pride in her garden, loved playing bingo, loved music, loved to dance, and had a passion for harness racing. She took pride in watching her grandson Spencer curl. Marlene loved her visits with family, friends, and her dear sister Shirley.

Her three sons have very fond memories, of their childhood years, of her attending all their hockey and baseball games, loading the lawnmower in the back of the car on Fridays to take them to mow lawns, countless fishing trips, and she was their biggest fan.

Marlene was the matriarch of her family, she will be missed dearly but will be remembered for her independent nature, strength, determination, kindness, and her loving and caring demeanor. Marlenes legacy will live on in the numerous lives she touched. She was immensely loved by her family and friends and will be terribly missed, and never forgotten.

Our sincerest heartfelt appreciation is extended to the team of Doctors, Nurses, and staff of 4NE who cared for Marlene during her stay at the DECRH. Your compassion and care never went unnoticed.

Visitation will take place at Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road, Fredericton on Monday September 11th, 2023 from 1-3pm, with a memorial service to follow at 3pm.  For those who cannot attend the service, it will be livestreamed and can be accessed from Marlene's online obituary the day of the service. 

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Fredericton SPCA.

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Marlene Joy Watts