It is with great sadness, love and fond memories that we announce the passing of Marie Book on May 31st, 2021. Marie passed peacefully at her home in Kincardine Ontario at the age of 83, surrounded by her immediate and loving family.
Marie was raised in Brantford Ontario, and later with husband Barrett (Barry), reveled in raising an active family and creating wonderful lifelong friendships in Mississauga Ontario. The family home on Jenner Court was never short on laughter and spirited times, filled with neighbours of all ages who became friends, who became family. When not at home they traveled the Caribbean, creating memories that would last a lifetime. But Marie’s favourite destination, and eventually their home, was Inverhuron Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron. First at their cottage, and then moving to a permanent home in the area, the sands of Inverhuron Beach extended Marie and Barry’s love of life with old and new friends at treasured homes and cottages that carried names like The Canadian Club, Duna, Sandy Knoll, Duna II, and the Lime Kiln. We will all remember Marie in one of her favourite roles, hosting a Labour Day cocktail party with Caesar in hand.
While raising a family Marie also enjoyed many years of bridge club, curling, golf, and volunteer work. She took on careers in the travel industry and retail sales, becoming the first female sales rep for H.J. Heinz. Marie faced the challenges in her life with determination and courage including caring for her husband Barry’s long illness and end of life.
Marie is predeceased by her parents John Malcolm and Helen Newberry, and her daughter-in-law Diane Book. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her son Barrett Book, daughter Suzanne Book and husband Randy MacArthur, daughter Jennifer Zych and husband Kevin, grandchildren Stephen Book and Lauren Fitzgerald, Johnathan and Allison Book, Jenny Mae and Pierce Britt, Alex Zych, Jake Zych, and Daniel MacArthur, together with two great-grandchildren Ruby Fitzgerald-Book and Rowen Britt.
Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Marie Book Malcolm Monday May 31st 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Kincardine, Province: Ontario