In Memory of



Obituary for Marion Fuerth

Marion Catharine Fuerth (nee Larke)

God’s faithful and humble servant, journeyed home to her Father on June 2nd, 2023, at home, at the age of 96. Marion was born March 28th, 1927, to Edgar and Theresa (Pfeifer) Larke. She was raised in Raleigh Township near Chatham, Ontario, and attended London Normal School, followed by a brief career as a teacher in Amherstburg, before her marriage in 1950 to her love, the late Robert Francis Fuerth (2004). She was a founding member of the Good Luck Women’s Institute.

She was always very proud to have raised her loving large family on the farm at 3rd Concession of Maidstone in Woodslee, taking joy in visiting friends and family, serving her community and church, sewing, cooking, and baking. Marion is survived by her children: Rick (Carolyn), Doug (Daphne), Betty (John) Ruffilli, Louise (Barry) Elliott, Bert, Sheila (Doug) Young, and Theresa (Bill) Humphrey. Loved and loved by honourary son, Jeff Wilson. Proud Mamma to her grandchildren, Jason (Debbie) Fuerth, Tricia (Rick) Daniels, Shawn (Karen) Fuerth, Craig (Melissa) Fuerth, Scott (Erica) Fuerth, Rob Ruffilli, Tim (Meghan) Ruffilli, Mary (John) Koopman, Angela (Devlin) Bauer, Heidi (Brent) Reynolds, Joe (Jaymie) Elliott, Annie Young, Molly (Eric) Putnins, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Marion was predeceased by her loving sister Eileen (Honore) Koekuyt, and brother and sister in laws, John (survived by Marjorie), Gerald (survived by Lorraine), Patricia (Stan) Gillier, Jeanne (Ralph) Wickenheiser, Francis (Madeline), and survived by Donald (Denise) Fuerth. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Woodslee and later Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Essex. She loved her husband, family, and God dearly.

Visitation at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378), 128 Talbot Street North, Essex, on Sunday, June 4th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parish and CWL Prayers Sunday at 7 p.m. Funeral mass Monday June 5th, 2023, at St. John the Evangelist in Woodslee to celebrate Marion’s life at 11 a.m. Visitation begins at the church at 10 a.m. Interment in St. John’s Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Guatemala Hope or St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to the staff at WRH Met Campus and Riverside Place LTCH and Seasons Retirement Community (Belle River). You may send your condolences online at