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  1. Pat Bellefontaine
    July 15, 2016 @ 9:41 am

    Michael and Family,

    My heartfelt condolences on your loss. I know Marlene will live on in so many ways through your memories and the impact she has had on all your lives.

    Take care Mike, Elise and Abigail.

    Sincerely,

    Pat Bellefontaine

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  2. ELAINE MAC GILLIVRAY
    July 13, 2016 @ 9:02 am

    What can anyone really say to lessen your heartache today…nothing. Marlene has a large family-circle & friend-circle from Glace Bay to Lower Sackville, she has made an impact on so many. May our tears join yours today as you send her spirit soaring. My deepest sympathies to Lionel, Colette & Trevor–to Michael, Elise & Abigail & Marlene’s many friends. My thoughts, love & prayers go your way. Elaine Mac Gillivray

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  3. Cherie Lewis
    July 13, 2016 @ 6:53 am

    Mike and family,

    Words can’t begin to express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Marlene was an incredible woman, such a positive energy that touched so many lives. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.

    Cherie & Leo

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  4. Audrey Deveaux
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:35 pm

    Mark,Elise,Abigail,Colette, Lionel and family
    I had the privilege of getting to know Marlene over the past year. She was a kind and hard working individual who saw the glass as half full. Marlene spoke often about her family and how supported she felt by them and her co-workers at the Rehab Center.She regularly voiced about how”fortunate” she was to have a wonderful family and good friends.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
    Marlene will be missed.

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  5. Carla Scholten (Co-worker of Michael at HCH)
    July 12, 2016 @ 3:06 pm

    Michael and family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the memories you share will will help support you at this difficult time and forward.

    Carla

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  6. Rose McCloskey
    July 12, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

    I was very saddened to learn of Marlene’s untimely passing. I grew up with Marlene in Glace Bay and we went to school together from primary to grade 12. Marlene was always a very kind and thoughtful person who was liked by all.

    May your memories of Marlene give you comfort and strength at this difficult time.

    Rose McCloskey (Banfield)

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  7. Bob & Anna Landry
    July 12, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your great loss. I met Marlene a few times with Shannon at Mass. I’ve been involved with Marlene’s extended family (Butlers ) for many(60) years. Our prayers are with you & your family at this very difficult time. Love & prayers, Bob & Anna Landry

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  8. Alison Petten RN
    July 12, 2016 @ 12:27 pm

    Please accept my heartfelt caring for you all. I was privileged to get to know Marlene when she took a nursing foot care course that I taught. I was so impressed with her knowledge, professionalism and compassion that I asked her to be an instructor for future courses. She spoke with such love and pride of her family. You guys meant everything to her. I just lost my mom and I know that you will miss her everyday for the rest of your life. I also know that you will feel incredible joy and satisfaction for the rest of your life for having had her love and caring. She will influence how you live and I expect you will give kindness to others just like she taught you. Be kind to yourselves. Her love will never leave you.

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  9. Monique and Graham Parker (daughter of Murray)
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:17 am

    Dear Lionel,

    Our deepest sympathies to you and all your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  10. Mary Ellen Mac Eachern
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:42 am

    She was one of the nurses I met while at NS Rehab Center.
    She brought light into my life at a time of recovery.
    Marlene was a dear,funny,charming women and a great nurse.
    My prayers and thought are with you

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  11. Dan & Annette McIsaac
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    To Michael and family

    Our Deepest Sympathy.

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  12. Eleanor & Tom Murphy
    July 12, 2016 @ 7:59 am

    We did not have the pleasure of knowing Marlene personally, but growing up under the nurturing hands of Shannon and Lionel insured that she shone brightly on her earthly journey. Sincere condolences on your heartbreaking loss. Eleanor & Tom Murphy

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  13. Donna LeVangie O'Brien
    July 12, 2016 @ 12:29 am

    Mike, Elise and Abigail,
    My heartfelt sympathies to you all on the passing of one of the best rehab nurses I have ever had the privilege of knowing! She was a true friend and colleague and though I haven’t seen her in a while, Facebook allowed us to reconnect! I hope that time will lessen the pain of your loss and that you hold onto all of your previous memories and find comfort in the stories from her frIends and family of such a wonderful nurse, mother and wife!

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  14. Leroy Hodder
    July 11, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    Lionel, Colette and Trevor,
    So sad to hear of Marlene’s passing. May your memories give you the strength to get through this difficult time. Leroy and Lorrie Hodder

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  15. Barb Pike
    July 11, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    Mike and girls
    so sorry to hear of arlene passing i remember working nights with her at the Rehab , as well as driving back and forth with her she was an amazing person hold her in your memories

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  16. Reid Moore
    July 11, 2016 @ 7:40 pm

    Lionel, so sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. It is surely something no parent wants to go through. May God comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time. May you fine solice in Him and in the memories you hold in your heart. Reid

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  17. Lisa Hayes
    July 11, 2016 @ 7:28 pm

    We were so saddened to hear of Marlene’s passing. We know what a terrible loss this is for your entire family. Our thoughts & prayers go to all of you at this most difficult time. Gordon, Sharon, Shanna, Bruce and Lisa Hayes

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  18. Eileen Mullins
    July 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

    Dearest Lionel, Colette and Trevor, May your faith sustain you during this terrible time.Deepest Regards, Ben , Joyce and Eileen

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  19. Dennis and Sandra
    July 11, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

    Dear Lionel.
    So sorry to hear about your daughter. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
    With love from Sandra Leblanc and Dennis Crosby.

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  20. Charmayne Curry
    July 11, 2016 @ 1:33 pm

    Deepest condolences to Marlene’s husband, Michael, children, as well as to Lionel, Colette, and Trevor on your sad loss. May the love and support of hosts of friends and family ease your pain.

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  21. Sandra Gates
    July 11, 2016 @ 12:40 pm

    To Marlene’s family and best friends Karen Steele and Michelle Proctor-Simms,
    I am so saddened for you and your loss of such a beautiful person. Marlene’s smile will live on in your hearts. Love and prayers to you, Sandra LeBlanc Gates

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  22. Marilyn and Joe Gillis
    July 11, 2016 @ 12:24 pm

    To Lionel,
    We are deeply saddened by the death of your daughter. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Marilyn and Joe Gillis

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  23. Derek Morrison
    July 11, 2016 @ 12:19 pm

    To Marlene’s Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. I’ve known Marlene for most of my life. I haven’t seen her for years but I feel like I was talking to her yesterday. I guess that’s from growing up somewhere where you knew almost everyone you went to school with, friends are for life and when one of us passes it’s truly felt.

    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest Sympathy,

    Derek Morrison

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  24. Karen Mellish-May
    July 11, 2016 @ 10:58 am

    Marlene had a very real and positive effect on my nursing career. I am so sorry to hear that we have lost this warrior princess.

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  25. Marguerite Verbeski Family friend and Teacher
    July 11, 2016 @ 10:51 am

    Marlene was a beutiful women. She was a student of mine many years ago. She and her family have been friends of mine over the years. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. My heart aches for you. Marlene will remain in your hearts forever until you meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with you an this difficult time. XOXO

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  26. Gary and Arlene Peach
    July 11, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    Lionel, Collette,Trevor, Mike, Elise and Abigail and other family members:

    Please accept our most sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers for your loss. Its hard to understand why people are taken from us so soon, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of Marlene’s life and when your heart is empty, fill it with happy memories you’ve all shared with her.

    Sincerely, Gary and Arlene Peach

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  27. Marion Maki
    July 11, 2016 @ 10:37 am

    Michael, Elise, Abigail and all family & friends,

    Marlene was a wonderful person who will be
    missed tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers
    are with all of you at this difficult time.

    Marion, Glenn & Delaine

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  28. Janet MacPherson
    July 11, 2016 @ 9:43 am

    Lionel, Colette, Trevor, Michael, Elise and Abigail;

    Please know you are in our hearts and prayers and not far from our thoughts during such a difficult time. Marlene was a such a sweet person, she’ll be missed.

    Janet, John, Mike and Shawn MacPherson

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  29. Viola Caume
    July 11, 2016 @ 9:21 am

    I’m sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. I haven’t seen her since our high school reunions but she was such a lovely person, always so nice. My thoughts are with her family at this time.

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  30. John merrick
    July 11, 2016 @ 9:11 am

    Hi mike,

    Condolences on your loss.
    I’ m traveling in Newfoundland otherwise I would see you at the funeral.

    When you are feeling up to it, why not join a few of your former colleagues for coffee; every first-Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the seating area of the Bedford place mall down near Rona.

    Regards
    John merrick

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