It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the sudden passing of our mom, Marina Clements, who passed away at the Dr. Everett Chalmers hospital in Fredericton, NB on January 13th 2022.
Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia she was the daughter of the late Mark and Clara (Wareham) Hennessey.
Marina was employed at Sobeys for 34 years until her retirement and recently worked part time at the Burton Ultramar.
If you ever had a conversation with her she considered you a friend and if you had her as a friend, you had a friend for life. As well as interacting and meeting new people, Marina loved collecting turtles and nutcrackers, enjoyed going to bingo (even though all she did was wait), karaoke (singing coal miners daughter, her favorite) going fishing, riding on the trails in the side by side with Earl and friends and getting foot rubs from Tim; but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids as they were her life and she was their Nana Bear.
She was extremely proud of her kids and grandkids and always had the biggest smile on her face when talking about them. She loved doing anything from taking them to the "rock place" collecting rocks, playing paw patrols on the floor, being chased around the yard with water balloons (tea in hand), playing skip-bo and other games to snuggles on the couch and early mornings washing dishes with whichever grandchild wanted to "help". Whatever the kids wanted to do, Nana Bear was up for it, even them filling up a shopping cart with whatever they wanted and paying however much it was, no matter the cost.
Marina was one of a kind, the definition of life. She was an open book and didn’t care what anybody thought about her. You could always find her curled up on the couch with a bag of chips and a bottle of Pepsi. Her passion in life was to make people laugh and be happy. On your saddest days Marina could put a smile on your face with embarrassing moments of her everyday life or simply just being herself. She would go to the end of the world for you without even batting an eye. There is no one in the world like her, she was someone you just loved to be around, she never took anything too seriously and just wanted to enjoy life and that she did. It didn’t matter who Paul and Melissa brought home she always had a spot at the table and a place to lay your head. There are so many things we could say about her that we could write a book. We did always say someday we should write a book of "marinaisms" you never knew what she was going to say and how wrong she was going to say it.
Marina is survived by her son Paul, daughter Melissa (Brian); Nana bears girls Brianna, Emily, Ava and Nora and Nana Bears baby boy Brady; sister Cheryl (Keith), her coat sister Ann (Alex), sister Jolean (Chloe), brother Joe (Irene), brother Bruce (Deanna), brother Brian, brother Sheldon (Tera) and several nieces and nephews who she loved unconditionally. She is also survived by Nelson (Shirley), boyfriend Earl, Jen (Devon and clan, Tim, Tyler and Anna), Eiron (Jeff) and Jenny Jen (Alex and Hunter) who she loved as her own, as well as many friends who she loved dearly.
Besides her parents, Marina was predeceased by her granddaughter Olivia, brother Blair, brother Daryl, brother Wayne, sister Helen and sister in law Rose.
We would like to thank the Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital for all of their effort in helping our mom and the Oromocto funeral home for their tremendous help during this time. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service at this time. There will be a celebration of life and a burial at the Greenwood Cemetery in Cape Breton at a later date.
"Nana bear, we will always remember to be a little more silly and to laugh a lot more. We love you bunches and we will miss you always. Your with your baby girl now, go find the lady bugs."