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Obituary: Marilyn Florence Billy

She was not just a survivor of the 60s scoop; she was a thriver. 
Marilyn Florence Billy 

Sunrise: Nov. 2, 1955, to Sunset: Nov. 21, 2022 

It is with great sadness we advise of the passing of our dear relative Marilyn Florence Billy. 

She passed surrounded by love of family in her home in Vancouver, B.C. 

Marilyn was born to her late parents Moses Jacobson and Rosemarie Billy on Nov. 2,1955 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.  

She grew up in Richmond, British Columbia. She attended Mitchell Elementary, Richmond High School and Native Education Vancouver. Marilyn was a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. 

She worked in construction, as a receptionist, homecare worker, and cooked for Social Housing at the Women Centre in Vancouver, and Station Street Social Housing. Marilyn was with her hubby Francis for over 24 years! She was not just a survivor of the 60s scoop; she was a thriver. 

Marilyn was a caretaker through and through. She was always making sure everybody had enough to eat. 

The children in her building called her ‘nana’. She was feisty, sassy, and never sugar-coated anything. 

Marilyn had a heart of gold. She was always taking in friends and family, letting them stay with her. She never looked down on anybody and had a great sense of humour. 

Marilyn is survived by her spouse Francis Kennedy; children William John Walsh, Maria Florence Walsh, Kayla Jensen, Wesley Edwards; grandchildren Tyrone Joshua Walsh, Jessica Marie Marilyn Lawson-Walsh, Jonathon Bains-Walsh, Gabriel Castle-Walsh, Nikkita Castle, Nikita Jensen-Apsassin, Douglas Apsassin; siblings Wayne ‘Rob’ Walter Jacobson, Michael Jacobson, John Bruce Jacobson (Nina),Terri Harper; uncle Richard ‘Siamshun’ Billy and many loving family and friends. 

Services were held earlier this week. 

The internment was at Brackendale Cemetary. 

Services can be viewed online.



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