Marian Barkley


Marian Barkley (nee Whitteker) passed away August 17, 2016.  

She was the beloved wife of the late Donnie Barkley. 

She was the dear mother of Kevin (Carolyn), Kendra (Ryan) and Krista (Chris) and grandmother of Maddison, Dylan, Joshua, Jonah, Zechariah and Malachi.  

Marian was born to Mahlon and Alma Whitteker (nee Casselman) on July 1, 1941.  

She was predeceased by all her brothers and sisters.  

Marian started teaching at age 17 at Sandy Creek in Glen Stewart, Matilda Township. Shortly after that, she attended Ottawa Teachers College in Ottawa.  She continually taught until she retired in June 1995.  

As well as enjoying teaching, she also enjoyed helping out on the farm.  

Donnie and Marian had many happy years of travelling after they retired. 

The funeral was held at 1 pm on Sunday August 28, 2016, at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall, 2967 Lough Road, South Mountain. The service was followed by reception and light lunch. At  the family’s request, a private burial was held. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Marion to the Dundas County Hospice or the Inkerman United Church.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain. Online  condolences can be made at

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