Marina Smith

Marina left to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday January 26, 2022.

Loved wife of Allan Smith.  Allan called Marina his Angel and she will always be that to him.  The last 58 years she and Allan have been inseparable. They loved each other very much and were a true example of what a loving marriage should be like. Always praying together and showing affection to each other.

Cherished Mother and Nana of Darren and his wife Karen Smith and their sons Scott and Ethan; Karen Vens (Smith) and her sons Noah and Bryson; Cristal and her husband Dennis Saunders and their children Dawson Saunders, Amy Saunders, and Victoria Saunders and her Fiancé Talon Strittmatter.  Great Grandmother of Alice Stritmatter.

Marina's entire family loved her beyond words, and pray for God’s guidance and peace to get through the weeks to come.  Always thinking of those in need, she spent her last Christmas making 28 meals for her Community. Marina will be dearly missed by all that knew her. 

Allan and his family want to express a sincere “Thank You” to the ICU Staff at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital for all that was done to make Marina comfortable. They set up a video chat so the family could say goodbye and they held her hand when we couldn’t be there for her.  We especially want to thank Meghan and Adam for all they did to help communicate with Marina that we loved her.

We want to thank everyone for their condolences and prayers over the last few weeks. Prayers came from across Canada and the States as Marina was loved by so many people in the church and was there to pray with anyone anywhere at the drop of a hat.

We love you Angel Mom

We will see you soon.

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  • Miss you Mom. Hard to imagine its been over a year now that you’ve been gone. Think of you and dream of you often. Love you Always

    Cristal Saunders
  • Thinking of you and your family at this most difficult of times. Marina was a gift from our Lord. May she Rest In Peace🙏

    What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

    Helen Keller

    William Vincent
  • My dear friend for 45 years! I can’t believe you’re gone.

  • Allan so sad to hear of Marina’s passing. I have many good memories from you guys being in my life.
    Condolences to Darren.Karen and Crystal and all their families as well.
    Frank and Kathy

    Frank Vincent
  • Our sincere sympathies to you Al and your lovely family.
    We all were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Marina. We know she loved God and that she is with the Lord. Even though we only met her briefly we felt the light and love of God that she emitted. She will be forever in our hearts. May God keep you and comfort you during this very difficult time. We will continue to pray for strength for you and your family. Love Deb, Darlene, Karen, Lena, Betty, Jean, Nancy, Christie, Shannon and Darrell

    Deb Dempsey
  • Dear Allan & Family,
    We wish to convey our sincere condolences to you on the loss of a dear family member, Marina.
    She spread joy to her family and friends, and found time for others in her selfless way.
    May cherished memories bring peace to your heart and soul, and may her memory be the perpetual light that guides you on your journey through life.
    God Bless,
    George, Margaret & Greg Saunders

    George, Margaret & Greg Saunders
  • Words can’t describe how sorry I am, just know my heart goes out to all of you!
    Marina I will truly miss our Thursday visits at GT and i will never forget you! Allan, Cristal and Karen my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families in your time of grief! Big hugs!!

    Wendy Atkinson
  • Al and Family; Our hearts go out to you in this very sad time. We loved meeting Marina and could see that you two were the perfect couple. We know God will be able to provide the comfort that surpasses all understanding, when the rest of us can only offer our deepest condolences. God bless your family. The Mulholland family

    Darlene Mulholland
  • It was wonderful being with Marina on new years SheHad such a humerous way about her and was enjoyed by all.Allan we will not forget you but we will let you grieve with your family first. When a session comes up you will be notified.We could see at the supper how much you two loved each other. God Bless

    Glen and Karen McMillan
  • I’m so sorry for you loss. I meet Marina the first day of High School and we became best friends for a long time. This is a beautiful picture of her and you did a wonderful loving tribute to her life. All my love and prayers to the family for peace, strength and comfort at this time.

    Linda (Delve) Hatch
  • Al and family. Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time or sorrow. God bless. Sincerely Jim and Marg

    Jim and Marg Vandekerckhove
  • Al and family. Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time or sorrow. God bless. Sincerely Jim and Marg

    Jim and Marg Vandekerckhove
  • What a gracious hostess to us so many times in our lonely times-what a precious friend whom we will always hold so dear!!

    Barry and Marilyn Foster
  • Our heartfelt sympathy to this entire family. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you strength. And may His peace fall all over you. I will miss my friend, greatly.

    Susan Greig
  • Our deepest sympathies for Al and family.

    Mary and Jim Westover

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