Marion E. (MacNaughton) Holland

Born: Thu., Mar. 24, 1921
Died: Fri., Apr. 21, 2017


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 24, 2017
Location: Adams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Apr. 25, 2017
Location: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., May 26, 2017
Location: Adams Funeral Home

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Marion E. Holland                                              


Marion Elizabeth Holland, widow of the late Arthur Holland of Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home and formerly of Upper Black River Road, Black River Bridge, passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 96.

Born in Black River Bridge, March 24, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Barbara (MacLean) MacNaughton.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Black River Bridge.

She is survived by three Daughters, Helen Pauls (Fred) of Calgary, Alberta; Dianne Wilson of Glenwood, N.B.; and Brenda Watling of Upper Black River Road; two Step-Daughters, Donna Holland of Toronto, Ontario; and Patricia Perry of North Sydney, Nova Scotia; one Daughter-In-Law, Dawn Holland of Napan Bay; one Son, Vernon MacDonald (Shirley) of Keswick Ridge; two Step-Sons, Keith Holland (Ida) and Frederick Holland all of Miramichi; ten Grandchildren; three Step-Grandchildren; sixteen Great-Grandchildren; four Step Great-Grandchildren; as well as several Nieces and Nephews.

She is pre-deceased by her first Husband Jack MacDonald, her second Husband Arthur Holland; one Son, Blaine Holland (2014); two Sons-In-Law Gerald Watling (2007) and David Wilson (2012); one Step Son-In-Law William Perry; one Sister, Catherine; three Brothers, Mervil; James; and Earle; one Grandson, Kevin Holland (2014).

Visitation was at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King Street, Miramichi, on Monday.  The funeral service was held from St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Black River Bridge, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017,at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Ross Wiseman. Music for the service was provided by Mrs. Barbara Somers and Calvin Presbyterian Church and St. Stephens United Church Choirs.  The hymns were “In The Garden” and “Amazing Grace”.  Rev. Wiseman offered the hymn “Count Your Blessings”.  The scriptures were read by Rev. Wiseman.  The eulogy was given by grandson, Rev. Brent MacDonald.

The pallbearers were Brenda Watling, Diane Wilson, Floyd MacNaughton, John MacKay, Keith Holland, William Holland, Brent MacDonald, Mark Wilson. Interment will be in Black River Community Cemetery, later in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King Street Miramichi, telephone 506-773-3492, or messages of condolence may be sent online to

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Anthony W.J. McLean
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
To the family of the late Mrs. Marion E. Holland,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marion.

My thoughts, love, blessings and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.


Anthony W.J. McLean

Kim, Tony, Riley, Taylor and Maddie, Blake and Evelyn
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Sending love to all of Marian's family (Diane, Brenda, Aunt Dawn and kids) across the miles today. We so wish we could be there to celebrate her amazing, long life. Having a parent and Nannie to have shared so many memories with is a blessing. Mom and Dad are here in Ontario for the week and send their love to all of you. Wishing as well, that they could be there.

Sharon MacPherson
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Sending our deepest symphathy's to you Brenda and Dianne and familiy, big hugs to you all, aunt Marion will forever be in our hearts.

phyllis thompson
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
So very sorry to hear of Marion,s passing...she was a friend of my mother, Ruby Macnaughton.Marian was a lovely lady...

Marilyn Ens
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Dear Family Members, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your dear loved one . Losing a loved one can be the most difficult time in a persons life. Are we not truly blessed with the hope our Creator has given us of seeing our loved ones again. His loving comfort from the scriptures brings us much relief and confidence in the blessings of Jehovah's Kingdom. Revelation 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" ." I hope these scriptures from God's word have brought you some comfort and you will be able to reflect on this wonderful hope when you think of your loved one.

Milt& Betty MacInnis
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Diane& Brenda,
So sorry for the loss of your mother! Lovely lady!

Janet and David McAllister
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
To Helen, Diane, Brenda, Vernon and families, so sad to hear of the passing of Marion. Although she is safe in the arms of her Lord it is still sad for those of us left behind. She will be greatly missed. May God comfort you all during this sad time.

Kathy Patterson
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away. She was always so pleasant. She was fortunate to have her family so close and so caring. She will be missed.

Marjorie Lobban Langley
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
To the family

Was sorry to hear of Aunt Marion's passing, she was indeed a wonderful lady.
The last time I had a visit with her she was in her own home and we had a wonderful afternoon of chatting. I will always be grateful we had that day. She was always so kind and so happy and had a great laugh.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May she now Rest In Peace with her loved ones that went before her.

Marjorie and Family

Kathleen holland
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Sending our our deepest sympathy to Brenda & family. Your mother was such a kind hearted soul. I will always remember her laugh. May you RIP Aunt Marion. Love always & forever Kathleen Holland & Emery Collette

Carmen & Clarence Taylor
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
So sorry to hear of Marion passing Our deepest condolences to all of the family

Krista Dickson McGrath
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Brenda, Dianne and family.
So sorry for your loss of your mother. I will always remember as a little girl going with Ronnie and Sandy to her house and she always had a treat for us, especially cherry blossoms. Sandy got a few scoldings from mom when he snuck down to get a treat. She came to visit with Grammie many times and they enjoyed each other's company. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. God Bless

Denis & Sue
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Brenda, Diane and family. Our deepest condolences on your loss. Aunt Marion was like a second Mother to me. Brenda and I spent almost every weekend together as teenagers, she spoilt me like I was one of her lucky kids and always made me my special cookies to bring on the drive back to Quebec after I moved away. She loved our family and we loved her. May the days to come bring you comfort as all the amazing memories surround you. She is now with Unle Arthur and the gang. We can't be there but will be thinking of you all. She will be always loved and never forgotten. xo

Edna Stewart
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Brenda and her Family ...Please accept my condolences for your mother . Wow 96 is a wonderful long life . My Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you .

Heather Smith
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Brenda, Diane, Keith and families

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My sympathy and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sheila MacNaughton
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Sending love to you all. You are in my thoughts and heart at this time of sorrow. God is with each of you and now Aunt Marion is with Him. She always had cherry blossoms for us kids. God bless her wonderful heart. Love Sheila. XOXOXO's being sent to each of you. Sorry I could not be with you all at this time. We will see her again as well as all those we have lost over the years.

Lynn MacDonald Peers
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017
Brenda and family, our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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