Marie Book

Marie Book (Malcolm)

Wednesday, June 2nd, 1937 - Monday, May 31st, 2021
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It is with great sadness, love and fond memories that we announce the passing of Marie Book on May 31st, 2021. Marie passed peacefully at her home in Kincardine Ontario at the age of 83, surrounded by her immediate and loving family.

Marie was raised in Brantford Ontario, and later with husband Barrett (Barry), reveled in raising an active family and creating wonderful lifelong friendships in Mississauga Ontario. The family home on Jenner Court was never short on laughter and spirited times, filled with neighbours of all ages who became friends, who became family. When not at home they traveled the Caribbean, creating memories that would last a lifetime. But Marie’s favourite destination, and eventually their home, was Inverhuron Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron. First at their cottage, and then moving to a permanent home in the area, the sands of Inverhuron Beach extended Marie and Barry’s love of life with old and new friends at treasured homes and cottages that carried names like The Canadian Club, Duna, Sandy Knoll, Duna II, and the Lime Kiln. We will all remember Marie in one of her favourite roles, hosting a Labour Day cocktail party with Caesar in hand.

While raising a family Marie also enjoyed many years of bridge club, curling, golf, and volunteer work. She took on careers in the travel industry and retail sales, becoming the first female sales rep for H.J. Heinz. Marie faced the challenges in her life with determination and courage including caring for her husband Barry’s long illness and end of life.

Marie is predeceased by her parents John Malcolm and Helen Newberry, and her daughter-in-law Diane Book. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her son Barrett Book, daughter Suzanne Book and husband Randy MacArthur, daughter Jennifer Zych and husband Kevin, grandchildren Stephen Book and Lauren Fitzgerald, Johnathan and Allison Book, Jenny Mae and Pierce Britt, Alex Zych, Jake Zych, and Daniel MacArthur, together with two great-grandchildren Ruby Fitzgerald-Book and Rowen Britt.

Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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betty nelson

Posted at 01:03pm
Marie lived across from me , Betty Anderson , on Ontario Street, Brantford when we were kids. She was always at our home, with my sister Pat and myself. We kept in touch when the children were small, and I visited in Mississauga.
I knew Barry as he lived next door to John Pollock who married my sister Linda.
Helen and I were good friends over many years.
I moved to Wiarton 15 years ago from Paris, Ontarioi.

I have many years of good memories of Marie and Barry. My sincere condolences to Barrett, Suzanne and Jennifer. Sincerely , Betty (Anderson) Nelson

Hope MacCrostie

Posted at 07:26pm
Marie was a volunteer at the hospital and was always helpful and fun. She always made my work days in the day surgery unit fun. She was a sharp and kind person you will surely miss❤️

Brian Van Horn

Posted at 11:52am
To Barrett, Sue and Jenny. My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. Though I have not seen her in many years, I was always grateful for how welcome she made me feel visiting your home on Jenner or the cottages at Inverhuron. Some of my best memories are from there. I hope the many happy memories you all share of your Mom will help comfort you at this time. .

Sherry Semonis

Posted at 11:03pm
So very sorry for your loss, Marie was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold. And we treasure all of our Labor Day Party memories at the cottage. Prayers and hugs to comfort all of you.

Jenny Zych Posted at 03:20pm

Thanks so much for your kind words Sherry. I know both Mom and Dad had such wonderful times with you and Rick here in Inverhuron and those Labour Day parties were legendary!

Shirley Marie Harris

Posted at 02:44pm
My sincere sympathy to all of Marie’s family.I was the last addition to the bridge club with your Mum,Ruth and Elaine.Lots of laughs and stories.We shared a birthday month and I planned to call within the next see if we could meet on the patio for coffee and celebrate.She has shared with me the condition of her health but I thought we might have a few coffees outdoors still!I will be making a donation to the cancer society.Shirley Marie Harris

Jenny Zych Posted at 08:40pm

Thanks so much for your message Shirley Marie. Mom talked so much of her bridge club days and how much she missed those afternoons and spending time with you, Ruth and Elaine. I know she appreciated your calls after bridge club ended, your continued connection.

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