Peacefully at the Grove Park Home in Barrie, Ontario, on 9 December, 2017.
Marni leaves behind a loving family of grandchildren, Philip and Alexander Vavalidis and Luca Langiano, daughter Barbara, and nieces and nephew Janet Lougheed and Karen and Colin Maclellan.
Marni was born in Toronto and in the course of her long life lived in Newfoundland, Alberta, and most recently in Meaford and Barrie. In each of those places, she was an energetic and active community volunteer, donating freely of her time and care. She raised two daughters including the noted Canadian artist Lynn Donoghue, who sadly predeceased her.
She had a wide circle of loving friends and the world will be a quieter place without her.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.