March 26, 1940 – August 25, 2018
On August 25th, Marilyn Small passed away peacefully at Dufferin Place, Nanaimo BC. Marilyn was born in North Bay ON. on March 26, 1940.
She raised her family in Brantford Ontario and is survived by sister Margaret -Sault St. Marie ON and children David (Marina -Zurich Switzerland, Heather (Steve) -Nanaimo BC, Bob (Kim) -Kitchener ON and Sarah (Trevor) -Canmore AB as well as grandchildren Emmitt, Aiden, Emily and Colin. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, brother George, and sisters Jean and Ruth, as well as her loving husband Leslie in 2006.
Marilyn travelled extensively in the UK and continental Europe and enjoyed many cruises with friends. Leslie and Marilyn had an enduring commitment to Sydenham United Church Brantford. Mom came out to BC for a visit in the fall of 2016 and suffered a health crisis which left her in hospital for many months, but she was able to stabilize, and resided happily at Dufferin Place for the past year, making many new friends.
Thanks to the staff of the ICU and the renal unit at NRGH for their compassion and caring. We also extend our thanks to the staff of Dufferin Place, especially the Arbutus unit, where she faithfully played the pink flamingo “Macarena” whenever she walked by.
Service will be held at a later date in Brantford. Memorial donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada.