BURNELL, Marilee (Lee)


Age 70, passed away peacefully in Edmonton after a lengthy illness December 20, 2018. Lee was fiercely independent, despite a traumatic brain injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident in 2002. She kept everyone around her on their toes with her quick wit and sharp sense of humour. In lieu of a memorial post, a passage from a 1910 sermon by Oxford theologian Henry Scott Holland: Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Everything remains as it was. The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no sorrow in your tone. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Lee is survived by husband Paul (Chester Basin); daughter Dayna, grandson Casey, friends Amber and Mike Alexander (Edmonton); stepmother Betty, brothers Bob (ON) and Bill (MB).

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