Marilyn “Marnie” Slack

Marilyn “Marnie” Slack (nee Payne) The family, with profound sadness, announce the peaceful passing of Marnie, on Friday, November 5, at Marshall Gowland Manor with loving family at her side. Predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Stanley (June 12, 2013), also her daughter Julie (September 19, 2019) and her son Brian (July 26, 1971). Also predeceased by her parents-in-law Victor (June 21,1971) and Elsie (July 16, 1983).

Survived by daughters Linda (Gus), Lori (Jeff) and son Billy. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, brother Don Payne of British Columbia, brother Ron Payne (Shiela) of Wasaga Beach and bother-in-law William Slack (Lynn, the late Priscilla, 2001) of Myrtle Beach S.C.

Mom was born in London, Ontario in 1934 and married the love of her life, Stanley, on August 31, 1951. An amusing story of this special day, Dad was to pitch at Labatt’s Park in London that night. Off they went after the ceremony only to arrive and the game postponed because of rain. They made it back to catch the end of the reception.

Mom’s working career was limited in the early years. Her favourite places of employment, after starting back to work, were Uptown News, where she accrued plenty of friends and clientele, but her favourites were the homeless who came in every day for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and the concession stand at at Errol Russell Park, selling her world famous burgers and hot dogs (fried onions). This job didn’t pay well, because proceeds went to the Minor Brave’s Organization, but she loved it and they loved her.

On the sidelines, mom was a big cog in the wheel of never ending fundraising activities of Dad’s to support young teams to travel afar to play in tournaments, baseball, hockey and others.

She was a loving wife, mother, and nana who is pain free now and at peace, able to be with the ones she has lost…and there are many waiting for her. Special thanks to Albany Retirement Home in Petrolia, especially Leslie, and Doug, and mom’s friends Wilson, John and Brenda. And to Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia, to all of their staff for their compassionate care and patience. Cremation has taken place. A graveside interment will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 11:00am at Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Rd, Sarnia. Current Covid protocols will be in place. A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave, Point Edward. Arrangements entrusted to Life Transitions Burial and Cremation Service inc.

10 Comments on “Marilyn “Marnie” Slack”

  1. Linda, Gus, Laurie, Bill & all the Slack family. I remember your Mom back in the day when we all went to the Balmoral for a beer and the meat raffle. Great times. So sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you all. Cherish all your beautiful memories. Maureen, Ray Young & Family

  2. To Lori and all the family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marnie. She was a great mother, nana, wife & friend. She was dearly loved by all and will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Sending big hugs.
    Valerie (Pitts) Young

  3. To the family I’m lost for words I have great memories of your family when I was young your mom was so sweet it my breaks for all of you. Linda and Gus I love you so much sending hugs and my mom is as well. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Love Lillian Lepore and family ❤️

  4. Our most sincere condolences to each of you, Cherish your memories of your love one.

    Margo & Gary Butler

  5. Condolences to your family on Marnie’s passing. She will be dearly missed!!!!

  6. Linda, Gus, Lori, Jeff and Billy and family… My heartfelt condolences on Marnie’s passing. She was just a lovely lady and a real fun to be around sweetheart. She will be missed by all who were lucky to know her…. RIP Marnie

  7. Condolences to all the Family. A Special tribute to Marnie . Just a wonderful caring woman.She truly loved and enjoyed all the young ballplayers. And I know for a fact , kid’s that raced in to be on time, hadn’t had time to eat or had forgotten their money Marnie always made sure they were fed.She also made friends with many of the parents.We never stopped at any fast food place. As we all knew we could get the best burger, with all the toppings at Errol Russel.,along with the friendship and the love of baseball. Cherish all those good memories I am sure you have many.Marnie was very Special, a delight to have known.

  8. To Lori and Jeff and the entire family please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you as you go through this difficult time. All our love and hugs Carolyn and Jimmy and family

  9. You always left me with a smile at my early psw years. All the best wishes to your family marnie you were a lovely lady

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