Died peacefully in the presence of her family on October 16, 2013 due to unforeseeable complications during treatment for pancreatic cancer.  Cherished wife of Peter for 39 years.  Devoted and loving mother of Samantha (Toby) and Stephanie. Beloved daughter of Vital and Floredia.  Adored sister of Isabel Cristina (Miguel) and Firmino.  Dear daughter-in-law of Betty and Terry Porritt.  Loved sister-in-law of Guy and Alastair (Moni).  Treasured aunt of Eduardo, Daviana, Rebecca, Meighan, Anita, Monique, Floyd, Sean, Firmino, Yegor and Zezé.    Marina was very passionate about Monarch conservation.  She raised and released over 1300 butterflies from her home.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Monarch Watch would be appreciated (University of Kansas at www.kuendowment.org and indicate that your gift will benefit “Monarch Watch”).  Cremation was held.  The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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