Marilyn Doyle

Obituary of Marilyn Doyle

Marilyn Doyle passed away on July 15, 2023 at Copper Terrace Nursing Home, Chatham. Marilyn was one of three children born to Harold (1967) Snobelen and Elizabeth (2011) Snobelen of Blenheim.

Predeceased by her younger brothers Wayne Snobelen 2001 (Jeanette) and Laird Snobelen 2020 (Peggy). Marilyn had a tremendous love of the arts and as a piano teacher she encouraged others to discover their musical talent. Those who knew Marilyn knew she loved decorating, fashion and gardening. While living in Dashwood, Ontario in her earlier years, Marilyn shared many fond memories of her role as the Office Manager at the Oakwood Inn in Grand Bend. Returning to Chatham several years later, she was able to share her creative talent as a floral designer at Pizazz Florals and Balloons.

Marilyn instilled a strong work ethic in her children and when she was retired, she was frequently known to say, “I can’t talk now. I have work to get done.” She was the most organized person that many people knew, which was useful as she enjoyed most of her retirement years researching family ancestry and their history of immigration to Canada.

Predeceased by her husband Vince (2000). She will be missed by her three children: Lee Anne Doyle (William Frank) of Kingsville, Mark Doyle of Grand Bend, and Kelley Robertson (Derek) of Chatham.

Survived by four grandchildren Jayson Ilisevic (Meaghan), Brady Doyle (Kristen), Brooke Schrijver (Eric ), Grace Robertson, and one great-grandchild Waylon Doyle.

Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of Marilyn’s life will occur at a later date. Thank you to the staff at Copper Terrace as well as Dr. Mark Tomen and Nurse Practitioner Delynn Teetzel who provided exemplary care to Marilyn during her final weeks of life.

Online condolences may be left to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, or a charity of your choice at

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040


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