In Memory of



Obituary for Marilyn 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.