In Loving Memory of Mary Lou Marlin

MARLIN, Mary Louise, Arts’82 (April 11, 1935 – August 12, 2023)

Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital, surrounded by loving family. Dear mother of Karen Marlin (Steven Ferner) of Edmonton, Beth Marlin of Bath, and Don Marlin (Carolyn) of Ottawa. Devoted grandmother of Michelle Malar, Jackie Ferner, and Robert Ferner; Douglas and David Sooley; and Nicholas, Harley, and Ben Marlin. Great-grandmother of Mira Tashoots and Fynn Ferner. Survived by her brother, Don Sutherland of Victoria, B.C. Predeceased in 2015 by her dear husband, Earl Stanley Marlin. After raising her family throughout her husband’s military service in France, Germany, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, Mary Lou graduated from Queen’s University in 1982.  Mary Lou proudly worked at Queen’s Alumni Review as business manager and editorial assistant from 1985 until her retirement at the end of 1999. She was appointed as a member of the Kingston and Frontenac Housing Authority board of directors from 1986 through 1993, ending with a three-year term as Chairman.  She was an active member of the Frontenac-Addington Liberal Association for many years. She also served on the organizing committee for Kingfest and was a volunteer with the Kingston Arthritis Society.

A Memorial Service in Celebration of Mary Lou’s life will be held in the Chapel of the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Boulevard, on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30 pm to 3:20 pm, and at a reception at the Reception Centre following the service. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the  U.H.K.F. (Kingston General Hospital) in Mary Lou’s memory.

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