Marilyn Grace Ann (Lyn) Cormack

After a long and brave battle with cancer, died peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit of Nanaimo Regional Hospital on November 4th, 2012 at the age of 64.

Predeceased by her parents, Lorna Watson and Rennie Cormack, Lyn was born in Edmonton, AB in 1948 and raised in Port Alberni, BC. She is survived by her son Dan Hooper (wife Chris) of Calgary, AB, daughter Kelly Hooper of Langley, BC, brothers Brent and Dale Cormack, step-mother Kay Cormack, ex-husband Rick Hooper, and three grand-daughters: Madison, Teresa, and Kennedy, her pride and joy.

The greatest joy in Lyn’s life came from her family. Loss of her dear mother, Lorna in 2007 was a large hardship to bear, but she was sustained through it all by the love of her children and grand-children.

Lyn also leaves behind her many friends and relatives, made over her lifetime at Port Alberni, Langley and Nanaimo. Lyn was a long time employee of Home Depot in Nanaimo, where she considered her colleagues to be much more than that. She always enjoyed participating in their fund raising activities and was a true community-minded citizen.

Lyn was not a religious person, but rather a spiritual one, always comfortable with herself and thankful for all she had. She never had a harsh word for anybody, loved children and animals above all, and was generous to a fault. She is missed so much by all who loved her.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers of the NRGH Palliative Care Unit, who through their kind and professional efforts made Lyn’s last days so comfortable.

A memorial tea will be held on November 17th at the Ashlar Masonic Hall, 101 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated.

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