COOMBS, MARION EILEEN

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July 14, 1935 — September 3, 2017

(née Way) was born in Savage Cove on July 14, 1935, to Ann Maria Way (White) of Sandy Cove and Stephen Way of Savage Cove. Marion passed away in St. John’s after a brief illness at the age of 82 years. Orphaned at a young age, Marion lived at the Grenfell Orphanage in St. Anthony, she spent her summers in Plum Point with her Aunt Ellen and Uncle Noah and is where she met her future husband Ben Coombs. Marion was known in her community for her fine singing voice and her open and warm heart. The home she made with her husband Ben was always welcoming to family, friends and strangers.  Marion was dearly loved by her family and friends. Marion is missed her loving husband of fifty-eight years Ben, and her children and their spouses: Chris and his wife Krista, Dan and his wife Carol, and Sheila and her husband Craig, and her grandchildren Benjamin, Halle, Anna, Ellen and Stephen. She was predeceased by her infant grandson (Carol and Dan), her older sisters Mary Hunt (Way) and Gladys Gontard (Way). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Church of the Advent Plum Point will be graciously accepted. Visitation was held from the Church of the Advent Anglican Church in Plum Point from where the funeral was held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 8th with Rev. Jennifer Renouf officiating. Interment followed in the Pond Cove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.