Marie Callander of Sarnia passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on April 11th, 2021, at the age of 81, after a several month-long battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of her entire family who will miss her deeply. Dear wife and best friend of Rigby for 60 years. Mother of Mark (Rita), late John (1994), Michele (Scott), Lisa (Garey). Grandmother to Garrett and Emily (Tyler), Elijah, Cydney, and Carter and Great Grandmother to Hunter Marie. Marie was the youngest of 8 siblings, is survived by her many nieces and nephews, and is predeceased by parents John and Marie Kuskoff of Kitchener.
Marie’s love was so strong for her family. She always knew what they needed most. Marie also loved life to the fullest - shopping and garage saling with her girls and chauffeured by Rigby, playing Bingo and enjoying the casino, tending to her beautiful flower garden, Caribbean cruising, and loving her dear pet dog Kcee.
As per Marie’s wishes cremation has taken place, with a private ceremony with those dearest to her taking place at a later date.
The family would like to sincerely thank the nurses and personal support workers of the Victorian Order of Nurses and St. Joseph’s Hospice, Dr. Kim, and Dr. Clifford who cared for her at home and during her time spent in hospice.
Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia and the Victorian Order of Nurses are greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, tell the people you care about that you love them. Memories and condolence may be sent to www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com.