Whitney Pier
It is with broken hearts that we wish to announce the sudden passing of our wife and mother, Marie Muriel (Morrison) Marsman on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at home.

Born in New Waterford on May 25, 1935, Marie was the daughter of the late Ronald and Violet (Burke) Morrison.

Besides being a wonderful wife and mother, Marie was previously employed by Sydney School Board and McQueen’s Dairy.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking and baking and was second to none in this department.  Marie will be remembered for her love of visiting family and friends, helping out wherever possible and most of all, her kindness. Marie will also be remembered for her many visits to “The Building” where you could often see her sitting in the window, while visiting many friends that had resided there.   

Marie is survived by her husband of 56 years, Osburn ‘Ozzie’ Marsman and her children, Glenn Morrison, Debbie Morrison, Michael (Marion) Morrison, Cindy (Paul Price), Derrick (Margaret), Todd (Lillian), and her special baby girl, Wendy.  She was a proud grandmother of 11 beautiful grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all her whom were the ‘light of her life’.  Marie also leaves behind her brothers, Art (Rose), Ronnie (Rita), Adrian (Neila); sisters, Colleen (George MacPherson) and Ann Campbell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Marie was predeceased by her one brother, Malcolm Morrison, one sister, Lorna Campbell and a brother in infancy.

Visitation for the late Marie Muriel Marsman will be held on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Marie will be on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel with Pastor Kevin Mattatall officiating. Following the service a reception will be held at the Menelik Hall, 88 Laurier Street, Whitney Pier. Private family interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Family flowers only.  In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation in memory of Marie can be made to Resicare, Cape Breton.

The family would like to thank EHS and Cape Breton Regional Police for their kind and professional services.  We would also like the give thanks to the City Homemakers, Dr. Peter Jackson and Dr. Margaret Fraser for their continuous care to mom during her time of need. 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                              Online Condolences

To the family, I am so saddened to hear of Marie's passing. She and my mother were like sisters. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. She will be missed greatly
From:  Buddy Corbett

To Glen, Debbie, Michael, Cindy, Derrick, Todd, Wendy, and extended family. My heartfelt condolence on the passing of your mom. Marie was always very kind to me, and I will never forget this wonderful attribute (kindness) that she afforded me.
From:  Ethel Tomlinson

Michael, Marion, Nicolle, Michael You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May Gods love carry you through your sorrow.
From:  The Chaissons

Dear Lovely Aunt Marie & Family; It is with total sadness and heart break that we learn of the sudden passing of our Beloved Aunt Marie; our heart and prayers go out to you all, during this trying time. Marie's memory will live on amongst us all, we will always remember her wit, charm, kindness, thoughtfulness and compassion that she showed every time we seen her, she always put a smile on your face! You will be sadly missed by us all!
Love, Malcie, Elaine & Jenna Morrison

To Todd and family; Sorry to hear about your mother.
"The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want." 
From:  Kym MacLeod

Please know that I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you all at this very sad and difficult time. God Bless you all.
From:  Anna MacLeod

To Todd & Family; Our deepest condolences go out to you & your family today.Please know that our prayers are being sent forward in the hope that god will bring you comfort in these difficult days. Sincerely, John & Cheryl MacDonald
From:  John MacDonald

Sincerest condolences to Ozzy and family.
From:  Al Dorko

To Debbie, Glenn and family: our heartfelt sympathies to you and your entire family. We sincerely hope that God's blessings and the wonderful memories you must have will carry you through this difficult time. 
From:  Yolanda and David Nurse

May the fond memories of your Mother bring you comfort during this hard time. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Many Blessings!
From:  Vivian & Terry Dixon

We are deeply saddened by the lost of Marie.She will be truly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. May wonderful memories of your mom give you strength, courage and keep a smile on your face. Debbie your mom was so fortunate to have your help and dedication through her illness. You'll be blessed. God bless all of you.
From:  Kevin (Betty) Coward

To Glen, Debbie, Michael, Cindy, Derrick, Todd, Wendy, and extended family my sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother No one can prepare you for a loss However ,take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of the Lord.
From:  Anna Alleyne Enus Crawford

Our deepest sympathy to the Morrison family.
From:  Cy & Gisele Gibson

To all of you I am so very sorry to hear of Marie's passing May God grant eternal rest on to her and may the perpetual light shine on her, it is hard when your mother passes no matter how old or young they are God be with all of you at this tough time in your lives
From:  Helena (Alleyne) MacNeil

My condolences to Marie's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God Bless.
From:  Stella Walcott

To the Marsman (Morrison) family. My deepest sympathy you are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:  Lionel Ruck Jr

My condolence to the family.
From:  Nellie Lambertsen


Condolences go out to the entire Morrison/Marsman Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.
From:  Clayton & Marsha (Jones) Gannon

I send my condolence to the family on the loss of Marie. She was a very friendly person and I enjoyed being around her. I hope and pray that God will take her in his tender loving arms, bless her and welcome her into his Kingdom.
From:  Vernal Tull

Sending the light and love of the Lord to be with you all at this difficult time , I did not know Mrs Marsman but did know her Husband "Ossie" through CBCFC, and her son Michael & his family, Knowing Ossie & Michales Faith and Love for the Lord one can only assume it is throught the whole family , And i know your missing her but also knowing that your hearts are content knowing she is with Our Lord , May god Bless & Keep you all.
From:  Arlene Usher MacDonald

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom…I will be praying for you all on the difficult days ahead….rest in peace Marie.

From:  Peggy Margetti

To the family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear mother, wife and one dear to your hearts. May you all find comfort in knowing that the Lord is with you and will strengthen you at this sorrowful time. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. BE BLESSED.

From:  Corlene Leslie

To both the Marsman, and Morrison families. Please accept our condolences on Marie's passing. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.
From:  Joe and Sandra (Cheche) Petitpas & Family

So sorry for your whole family. Remember your Mom as a young girl growing up in the Pier. She was a fine woman. So sorry for your great loss.
From:  Sister Nichols MacAdam and MacAdam Paul

To Debbie and all of your family. My deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:  Lorraine Symonds

In your time of bereavement , please know that friends and family mourn with you. The saviour comforts all who call upon his name. God bless you, Debbie and family. From:  Lynn Jones, Halifax

My condolence is sent to both the Morrison & Marsman familys. Your Mother was a special person & will be greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Be strong for one another.
From:  Trudy Talbot

Our deepest condolence is sent to The Morrison & Marsman family.Marie was a special Lady & will be greatly missed, but will remain forever in your hearts.Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
From:  Garvan & Ann Herbert

Cindy, please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother, Marie. I'm sure you and your whole family will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:  Barbara Jewell and Dan Hardie

To the Morrison Family, Our deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your Mother. Marie will be in our thoughts and prayer. God Bless! Craig, Nik,Kyle & Jared
From:  Craig Herbert

To the Marsman and Morrison families. Our deepest condolences to all of you in the loss of your Mother. From:  Rosie and Michael Holland

Sending my Deepest Sympathy to the Morrison and Marsman families.I wasSo Deeply Saddened and Surprised to hear about the passing of your mother. I will miss joking and talking with her on occasions, whenever I came home. She will missed.
From:  Gerald Moe and Paula

My heartfelt sympathy to Ozzie on the passing of your wife.May she have eternal rest in God's care in heaven.
From:   Vic Duguid

Dear Ozzie & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.
From:  Carl Crawford

Dear Ozzie and family. Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. Marie was a beautiful lady and will be dearly missed. Marilyn and I were unable to attend the wake and funeral and deeply regret that. Love lives forever and endures all pain.
From:  Brian Gallivan

Debbie and family please accept our heartfelt condolences. My heart goes out to you and your family. So sorry I couldn't be there but anything I can do I will be there for you. God Bless. Denise & Henry Bonilla

To the Marsman and Morrison families. Our deepest condolences to all of you in the loss of your Mother. from Rosie and Michael Holland
From:  Mike Holand

To Todd, Derrick and family..sorry for your loss..prayers and thoughts are with you. 
From:  John Ross & Family