February 29, 1936 ~ September 3, 2013
Loving wife of Earl for 52 years, treasured mother of Janice and Rod (Scheider), dearest Nana to grandsons, Trevor and Derek. Marina went to her enternal home with Earl, Janice and sister-in-law, Val Simpson by her side on Sept. 3, in Comox. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Born in South Algona, Ontario to a family of 14 she was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Elsie Zadow, sister Annetta (Rudolph), Meta (Don), brothers Delbert (Rita), Milton, sister-in-law, Phyllis, brother-in-laws, Ron, Terry and Willard. She leaves behind brothers Desmond (Ruth), Mervin (Ann), Ronald (Lois), Roy (Marlyne), sisters, Earla, Lorna, Joan (Ernie), Verna & Elaine (Gary), sister-in law, Mona, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marina was raised on the family farm and attended school til grade 8. As a teenager she worked as a waitress in Eganville, Ontario and returned home to assist her mom with family chores. Marina began working at Eddy Match in Pembroke, Ontario where she met Earl. On July 29, 1961 they were wed at Trinity Lutheran in South Algona. She was resided in Pembroke until 1976 and relocated to Alberta with Earl and Janice. In 1985 they moved further west to Comox where she continued to enjoy life and retirement.
Marina enjoyed life to the fullest despite her lengthy illnesses. As a devoted wife and mom she kept her home clean & tidy, loved doing laundry, salmon fishing, canning fish and preserves. Her talents included homemaking, knitting, quilting, dancing, she enjoyed playing scrabble and cards especially euchre. Listening to bluegrass plus country & western music were her favorites. Her highlights were travelling to Alaska, Arizona, and visiting family back east. As any typical Nana her greatest highlight was spoiling her grandsons. As her health declined feeding deer on their property was a top priority and daily car ride, of her day.
Very special thanks to Dr. Konway, Dr. Camacho, Dr. Fehlau and all ER physicians& nurses, the medical day-care nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the nurses of Comox Valley Home & Community Care who all provided Marina with compassionate care and concern. In recognition of Marina’s life donations to Canadian Cancer society would be held Friday, Sept. 13 at 2pm at Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation & Reception Centre in Courtenay.