With heavy hearts, we announce that Marianne passed away peacefully on April 20, 2023, having celebrated her 80th birthday only a few months earlier. She leaves behind: Ross, her devoted husband of 56 years; beloved sons Kevin (Kristine), and Brian (Jennifer); adored grandchildren Julianne, Elizabeth, Emma, and Eric; sister-in-law Edna; brother-in-law Grant; nieces and nephews Kim (Barry), Shawn (Doug), Mark (Irene), Andrew, Kyle, Robyn (Mike); and other cherished extended family and circle of friends in Canada, Poland and elsewhere. She is predeceased by her parents, Marcel and Cecilia, and brother Walter.
Marianne was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the daughter of Polish immigrants. She grew up on her parents' fruit farm in nearby Fruitland, attended Saltfleet High School with Ross, and graduated from McMaster University. After living briefly with her brother and his family, she married Ross in 1967. They came to live most of her adult life in Mississauga.
She had a keen mind and enjoyed playing bridge regularly with her friends. Marianne and Ross loved to travel together in Canada and abroad. She embarked on special trips to see relatives in Poland with her father in the 1980s and with Kevin and his family in 2014.
Marianne will be missed by many for her loving, generous, thoughtful, empathetic and genuine nature, her bright smile, sense of humour and love of life. The world is a better place for having her. Her shining example will carry on in those of whom she touched.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice, where Marianne spent her final days.
Special thanks to the staff at Mississauga Trillium Hospital (3A-6J) and Dorothy Ley Hospice, who cared for Marianne.