It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyn Doreen Martin, aged 70, on June 3, 2012 at her home in Campbell River following a lengthy illness.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of 45 years, Stan, her children; Ross; Scott (Malia), and Sarah (Adrian); and the sparkles of her eyes, her four grandchildren: Breanna, WIlliam, Alexander and Leonard. She is also survived by her brother Alan (Suzanne) and sister in law Peggy.
Marilyn was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. and after marrying Stan in 1967, they moved around B.C. for work, until they settled in Abbotsford and then Chilliwack, B.C. before moving to Campbell River in 2008. Marilyn spent many fun afternoons at the Chilliwack River Campground, having Appy hour with her fellow campers! She was also a fun loving Red Hatter and enjoyed the socializing. She held a variety of jobs, including Director of Activities for a seniors home, and working in group homes for the disabled. After retiring, Marilyn and Stan developed a yearn for traveling and went to Mexico, Europe, and on several cruises.
Marilyn was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She truly gave of herself to those she cared about and worked hard to help others out.
Special thanks goes out to the medical day care staff at Chilliwack and Campbell River Hospitals who provided excellent care to Marilyn, as well as to the palliative care team members who supported her through her final weeks.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Campbell River for family and friends. Those wishing to make a donation, please do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in your community.
Arrangements by Island Funeral Services, Campbell River, B.C. (250)287-3366.