COLLINS, Marla (nee Hickey)
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Passed away on September 13th, 2012 peacefully at her home in her 58th year after a long illness. Marla leaves behind her grieving husband Gilbert and her stepson Matthew of Ottawa and also her pet budgie "PT". She was the daughter of John and Margaret Hickey of Sydney, NS. Marla is survived by her mother Margaret Hickey, brothers Allan, David (Carol), Bruce (Sharon), Lorne (Heather), brother-in-law Tom (Paula), sister-in-law Aline Deming (John), special cousins Katy and Maureen, many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her father, John, brother Shane, and Mother in Law Aline. Marla had a fulfilling career as a nurse at the Ottawa General Hospital for over 30 years, and generously volunteered her time at the Gloucester Food Bank. Marla loved to travel with her husband, read and share books with her friends and colleagues. One of her greatest pleasures was watching movies with her husband, and her best friend Linda and Bob Fortier. As per her wishes a private ceremony will be held. Donations may be given in her name to the Gloucester Food Bank, 2040 Arrowsmith Drive, Ottawa, ON. K1J 6G4 http://www.gefc.ca/ Contact%20Info.html. To send condolences, please visit www.kellyfh.ca
Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel
1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Sept. 15, 2012