Marilyn Finlay (nee) Randall of Parksville, B.C. passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2011 after a decade long battle with cancer, her daughter at her side.
Born in Saskatoon on December 26, 1941, Marilyn grew up in the Lower Mainland and spent most of her adult life raising her family in North Vancouver. In 2007 she moved to her dream home in Parksville.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer she became a passionate member of Abreast In A Boat in 2003 and was on Abreast in the Cove for five years. As well as making many meaningful connections with other AIAB members, she was part of the Cove crew that traveled to Australia in 2007. Marilyn will be remembered for her great laugh. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading, knitting, and was an amazing friend. What brought the most joy to her life was her family.