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Marilyn & Thomas 'Tom' Bunbury

March 8, 2024


March 8, 2024

In loving memory of the Bunbury's ~

Marilyn Bunbury ~ February 28, 2024

Marilyn Bunbury was born on September 18, 1940, in Galahad, Alberta to David and Ethel McGowan. She married Tom Bunbury on October 2, 1958. They enjoyed living on their farm north of Castor for 43 years. This was a mixed cattle and grain farm.

They moved to Castor in 2001. Marilyn enjoyed gardening, sewing, berry picking, playing cards, and being involved in many community organizations such as Royal Purple and she saw the communities need for the Calf Help Line.

Marilyn enjoyed their many trips to Mexico, Hawaii and many bus tours around North America.

Marilyn passed away peacefully on February 28, 2024, with family by her side. Marilyn was loving remembered by her husband Tom until his passing on March 5, 2024.

Thomas "Tom" Bunbury ~ March 5, 2024

Tom Bunbury was born on November 15, 1935, in Castor, Alberta to George and Sarah Bunbury. He grew up with 10 siblings on the family farm in the Lauderdale district. Tom and Marilyn were united in marriage on October 2, 1958, and lived on the family farm for 43 years.

They moved to Castor in 2001. Tom enjoyed visiting with friends and family, playing cards, driving around the county to check out the fields, showing off his 1963 Pontiac Bonneville. Driving the golf cart and visiting all of the neighborhood dogs.

Giving back to the community was important to him. He was a member of the Castor ELKS for many years. He enjoyed their many trips around North America. Tom passed peacefully on March 5, 2024 with family by his side.

Tom and Marilyn are lovingly remembered by their 4 children: Daniel (Charlene) Bunbury of Castor, AB, Valerie (Donald) Minchin of Sherwood Park, AB, Marla Vierboom of Spruce Grove, AB, and Rhonda (Kelly) Knorr of Blackfalds, AB; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; as well as other family and many dear friends.

A Celebration of Life for Tom and Marilyn was held at the Castor Community Hall on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 2:00 pm.

Memorial donations in memory of Marilyn and Tom may be made and sent directly to Knox United Church, Castor, AB, the Castor Cemetery, c/o Town of Castor, or to Our Lady Of The Rosary Hospital Foundation, Castor, AB

Condolences may be forwarded to the Bunbury familiy by visiting

Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium of Castor, AB were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-882-3141.

 Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
2:00 PM
Castor Community Hall 4912 49 Ave, Castor