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elevated ggOJW MARIA MARZINOTTO  January 28, 1924 – February 20, 2021

elevated ggOJW Peacefully on February 20, 2021 at the Wexford Residence.  Predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Victor, in 2018. Proud mother of Rosemary (Ed), Velma (David d.2020) and Victor (Julie). She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Katharina Hillar and brothers Edward and Peter.  Cherished sister of Christopher Hillar. Loving tante and zia and great aunt to many nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy.

elevated ggOJW Our Mom was born in the former Yugoslavia and was displaced at a young age by war to Germany and Austria. In 1948, she arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax with her parents and two younger brothers. With hard work, the family was able to purchase a house, make it a home and put down roots. By 1960, Mom was married and had three small children. She enjoyed raising her family and tending her garden on the ‘farm’ in Unionville.

elevated ggOJW Mom could fluently read, write and speak many languages: German, Serbian, English and Italian. This great talent brought all the relatives, friends and neighbours together many times as she became the interpreter of lively conversations. There was always room at the table for all. She became an excellent cook and baker and we enjoyed the delicious cuisines of German, Italian and Canadian cultures. She also had an incredible green thumb and all her plants continuously flourished. But most of all, she was always a loving mom who raised three strong, independent children. She was also a kind, gentle and loyal friend, especially to her beloved friend, Margit, for more than 60 years.

elevated ggOJW We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, caregivers and staff at the Wexford Residence for their unfailing support and excellent care of our mom.

elevated ggOJW In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wexford Residence or the charity of your choice.

elevated ggOJW Family and friends are invited to view the Funeral Mass on Saturday February 27, 2021 at 10:30 am. Please Click the link below to view.

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