BEAUDRY, Marina Arline February 29, 1936 - September 3, 2013 Loving wife of Earl for 52 years, treasured mother of Janice and Rod (Schneider) and dearest nana to grandsons, Trevor and Derek. Marina went to her eternal home with Earl, Janice & sister in law, Val Simpson by her side on Sept. 3rd 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, sisters Annetta (Rudolph) and Meta (Don) and brothers Delbert (Rita) and Milton and sister in law, Phyllis and brother in laws Ron, Terry and Willard. She leaves behind brothers Desmond (Ruth), Mervin (Ann), Ronald (Lois) and Roy (Marlyne) and sisters, Earla, Lorna, Joan (Ernie), Verna and Elaine (Gary) and sister in law Mona and numerous nieces and nephews. Marina was raised on the family farm and attended school until 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 in Ottawa at a toothpaste factory until working at Eddy Match in Pembroke, Ontario where she met Earl. On July 29th, 1961 they were wed at Trinity Lutheran in South Algona. She 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 and tidy, loved doing laundry, salmon fishing, canning fish and preserves. Her talents included homemaking, knitting, quilting, dancing and she enjoyed playing scrabble and cards especially euchre. Listening to bluegrass, plus country and western music were her favorites. Her Lutheran faith throughout her life inspired others. 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 her deer on their property was a top priority of her day and daily car rides. Very special thanks to Dr. Konway, Dr. Camacho, Dr. Fehlau and all ER Physicians and Nurses, the Medical Daycare Nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital and the Nurses of Comox Valley Home and Community Care who all provided Marina with compassionate care and concern. In recognition of Marina's life donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A Celebration of Marina's life will be held Friday Sept. 13th at 2pm at Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre in Courtenay.
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Published in Comox Valley Echo from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2013