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Marley Yott

Marley Yott

Thursday, July 6th, 1995 - Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Written by Sabrina Yott

Marley Yott
July 6, 1995 - June 3, 2020

My sibling Marley passed away unexpectedly on June 3rd in their university town of Guelph. Marley was only here on earth for a short time, but lived every moment of their life to the fullest. Beloved by parents Penelope and Brian Yott, their sister Sabrina Yott, godfather and uncle James Yott, grandparents Maraget and Ken Yott, extended family, friends and by partners Finch Livesley and Sarah Sheffe. Marley was a pillar of the LGBTQ+ community in Guelph and was loved by many. Marley was especially known in the transgender community and with ARCH as a selfless and supportive leader. I remember Marley saying once, “Ya I’m transgender, but there are so many things that are more interesting about me!” That couldn’t be truer of my sibling.

Marley loved to sing and their experiences with the Oakville Children’s Choir, the Rainbow Chorus and the Guelph Chamber Choir made them extremely happy. Anyone who had the pleasure of watching Marley sing knows what I’m talking about. Marley traveled extensively with these choirs, competing in choral competitions in far reaching locations from Calgary to Argentina, Greece and Italy. Marley also cherished all of nature and enjoyed tending the garden hiking, canoeing and all animals. Marley loved being active, either alone or with friends, and developed a passion for wood burning, wood carving and knitting.

I cannot sum up Marley’s life in a few short words but their kind heart and gentle soul will be remembered and missed greatly.

We are also dedicating a Maple Tree in the Royal Botanical Gardens (Arboretum 990137 A) as a public location to visit and remember Marley.


Written by Penelope Yott

Yott, Marley Lennox (born Marissa Lenore) (July 6, 1995-June 3, 2020) Suddenly at home in Guelph. Remembered fondly by: father, Brian, mother, Penelope (Morgan), sibling, Sabrina and husband, Chris Russell; grandparents, Ken and Margaret Yott of Chatham; extended family and many friends. Graduated University of Guelph, Nelson H.S., Beaudoin P.S., Pineland P.S., Absorbent Minds Preschool. Belonged to: Guelph Chamber Choir, Rainbow Chorus, Oakville Children’s Choir; ARCH (Guelph); St. Christopher’s Anglican Church Burlington; LGBTQ community; employed: Beertown Guelph as prep cook; previously, Cargill Meat Packing. Enjoyed: weightlifting, biking, fencing, gardening, wood carving, wood burning, cooking, hiking, music, singing, alto sax, reading, nature, pets/animals, travel, games, conversation, people. Cremated. Memorial service to follow: see Smith’s Funeral Home, Burlington.

Donations in memory of Marley can be made to:

https://www.facebook.com/donate/1540101442863182/

HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH)
https://www.archguelph.ca/

Rainbow Chorus Waterloo-Wellington
http://rainbowchorus.ca/

St. Christopher's Anglican Church Burlington
https://stcb.ca/

Guelph Chamber Choir
http://guelphchamberchoir.ca/home/donate/

Oakville Children's Choir
https://oakvillechoir.org/

Or a registered charity of your choice
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020
    Location
    St. Christopher's Anglican Church
    Address
    662 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7R 3M8
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    Notes
    Marley Yott’s celebration of life will occur on September 19, 2020 at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church in Burlington. St. Christopher’s is an LGBTQ+ inclusive space and all are welcome to join our indoor/outdoor service. There will also be a live stream for those unable to attend in person. Please check back for more details (time) as they become available

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Private Condolence

Evelyn Newland

Posted at 10:24pm
I don't know if I'd be where I am today without Marley's support and encouragement - I'd certainly be worse off. This all came out of nowhere, and still doesn't feel real. They live on in our memories.
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Penelope

Posted at 04:32pm
Memories of Marley

I gleaned the words for this collage from your condolences, comments and conversations. I hope your
Marley is reflected in it. Penelope

Cathy Misener

Posted at 12:45pm
Sorry to hear of Marleys passing. May memories help to comfort you.
Sincerely , Cathy (Judd) Misener
CH

Carolyn Henderson

Posted at 10:23pm
I was saddened to hear of Marley's passing and my heart goes out to Marley's family and friends. May the many warm memories you share provide comfort like a rainbow peeking out after a rain storm.
Sincerely,
Carolyn Henderson
JL

Janice Lancaster

Posted at 10:28am
“One life lived, Many lives touched”

I am so very sorry to learn of Marley’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Marley’s family and friends.
With Much Love
Cousin Janice
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