Peacefully into God’s arms, and under the phenomenal care of the team at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on June 10, 2018 of London, in her 61st year.  Beloved daughter of Joyce (Hodgins) Marrinan of Lucan and the late John Patrick (Pat) Marrinan (2017). Dear sister of Helen and Les McAuslan of Waterloo, Joseph Marrinan and Joanne of Arkona, Debbie and Rob Andrews of Ilderton, Michael Marrinan of Lucan, Jim Marrinan of Fort McMurray, and Dwain and Jenny Marrinan of Lucan. Predeceased by her brother David (1997). Dear aunt of Shawn and Lea; Kelly and Darryl, Kerri and Andrew, Chris and Kim; Kyle and Taylor, Brett and Michelle, Rachel; Cole; Aidan, and Tristan; and great-aunt of Mya, Brooke, Liam, Kylie, Logan, and Carter.  Mary Lou worked with many wonderful people and developed long-lasting friendships over her years at Eatons, The Back Institute, MD Management and most recently Phoenix Interactive Design in London. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend who had a heart of gold and always rooted for the underdog.  She was a #1 Aunt for all her nieces and nephews and created memories that will be cherished forever. She enjoyed watching horse races, especially the years when her brother David was on the bike.  She loved concerts, the casino, road-trips, and country music – especially George Strait.  She had a sign on the wall of her home that said “Life is a journey, enjoy the ride” and she did, for many wonderful years. Throughout her illness, she was grateful for the love and support from so many people – you know who you are! Our family would like to thank Dr. Fleming, the oncology and palliative care team at LHSC, and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion throughout her illness. Though cancer took her life, it never took her popularity, her smile, her spirit or her determination; and because of this, cancer did not win.  In fact with Mary Lou, cancer never stood a chance.  As she would tell you, “It is what it is.”

Friends and family are invited to gather at the Ailsa Craig Community Centre, 155 Annie Ada Shipley Street, Ailsa Craig on Saturday, June 16th at 1:00 PM for a celebration of Mary Lou’s  life that will begin at 1:30 PM. Cremation with private family interment at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements (519-227-4211).

At Mary Lou’s request, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, London would be appreciated.

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