Passed peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, November 22, 2012 in her 75th year. Cherished wife of John for 57 years. Loving mother of Mary Lynn Linkiewicz (Adam). Treasured grandma of Rob (Roger), Jenna, Ryan, Danielle, Sydney, Sonja, Britney, Samantha and Ethan. Beloved daughter of the late Reg and Vera Topping. Dear sister of Doug and Anne Topping. Marlene will be missed by her niece Tracey Morris (Dan), nephew Mark Topping (Ebelina), her extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marlene are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.