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Lorna Marshall

June 21, 1957 - November 21, 2011


Lorna Marshall (Aitkin) passed away November 21st peacefully with friends & family at her side.

Born June 21,1957 in Carlton Place, Ontario to parents Lorne and Leita Aitkin.

Lorna is survived by her husband and closest buddy Jay, and numerous cousins and friends.

Lorna had a career in the hotel industry before joining Selkirk College in Nelson B.C. in 1990.

She took an 8 month program in resort and hotel management and transformed it into a 2 year University transfer program.

Her love was teaching. Every September she eagerly waited to see the new cohort of students arrive. She became attached to many of her students and enjoyed watching them progress through their careers. She particularly enjoyed visiting the graduates in their place of employment to see their success.

Lorna loved living in the Kootenays and enjoyed many outdoor activities, Kayaking, golfing, cycling and skiing.

Lorna lived with cancer for 6 years. During that time she sat on the board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Network. Through that connection she has several articles published and had the opportunity to work with giving a survivors perspective on the potential impact of research grant proposals.

Lorna always said “if you are going to get cancer, Nelson is the place to do it”. Not only are numerous complementary / alternative treatments available but her health team were “the best” she could ever want.

Although she had to travel to Kelowna, Vancouver and frequently Trail, her team in Nelson went above and beyond to look after her. It wasn”t just her cancer team, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Boyd, Dr. Sawyer, Cheryl, Annette and Juanita, but so many other services. The lab technicians, ER, Xray, the booking staff, the receptionists, pharmacy, the 3rd floor personnel all tried to make things as easy and comfortable as possible for her.

Thank you”s go to her family and her friends and her “adopted daughters” for being there for her and Jay.

“My work here is done, now it”s time to rest”


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Heather Folk
Relation: a GREAT friend and Co-worker

Jay, I am so VERY sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing, she was a wonderful teacher and friend to me always, wish I could be there with you to celebrate her life, love to you, Heather

From: Jay Marshall
Relation: Buddy/husband/Best Friend/Lover

Miss you Babe, Love always J

From: Lorelei
Relation: Special Friend

I’m sending you the BIGGEST HUG ever!!

From: Kirk Ismay
Relation: Friend

Jay, I am saddened to hear about Lorna. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Don & Roma Crispin
Relation: friend

Jay, we are so sorry for your loss. Lorna was a great lady, and will be missed by all of us. Our hearts go out to you.
Don, Roma, John & Katie

From: Helena Samsonoff
Relation: Nelson & Dist. Chamber of Commerce

Jay, I was so shocked when Marg sent me an email today regarding Lorna. My thoughts and prayers go out to you with mega warm hugs. Lorna will be sadly missed by the community and all who had the privelege to know her.

From: François Légaré
Relation: friend

Lorna, your cheerfulness and liveliness will stay,
thanks for giving me (us) your seal of approval.
Jay, toutes mes sympathies.

From: Paul & Carolyn Costello ( PC & CC )
Relation: 1st cousin

dear cousin Lorna

We will always rember the good times we spent together all these past years and will treasure them forever

we know you fought the good hard battle and also know you are in peace and playing yeuchre with lornie and tettie


pc & cc

From: Tricia Woikin
Relation: College Teacher and Mentor

I am so sorry to hear about Lorna and I wish I could be there with you to celebrate her life. Lorna held a special place in my heart as she helped to make me the person I am today. She pushed me and always told it to me straight and I admired her for that. I considered her my mentor and have always thought to myself would Lorna do that. Lorna has inspried so many people and I will always keep her in my heart.
Thank you for letting us all share in this with you, we will miss her.
Tricia Woikin

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 28, 2011
Beginning at 3:00pm

Nelson United Church
602 Ilica Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 4N1

602 Ilica Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 4N1

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation ~ www.klhf.org

Nelson SPCA ~ www.spca.bc.ca/branches/nelson

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation ~ www.cbcf.org



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