Vida Marlin

Obituary of Vida Vivian Marlin

December 9, 1936 - Wynyard, Saskatchewan

November 6, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Vida died suddenly in the early morning hours on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at the age of 85 years.


She was born in Wynyard, SK to parents Inez and Thomas Pruden.  With the death of her Mother from 12 years of age, Vida was raised by her Father in Kindersley, SK.  They became “Best Friends” and watched “lots of sports.”


A large part of Vida’s life was her love of sports, skating, and music. Singing with the Sweet Adelines was a highlight where she met many great friends. It’s also where Vida met “the love of her life,” Leslie Marlin, who sang in the Barbershop Chorus.


Marriage to Les on August 30, 1970, came with his ready-made family of two adopted daughters, Barb and Wendy, and his son Doug.  A few years later, CP Rail transferred Les and Vida to Montreal.


An opportunity with CP Consulting contract in Indonesia allowed them to visit many special places in the world. Retirement was back in Calgary and wintering in Mesa, AZ amongst friends and relations.


Vida was a loving, kind, and gracious person, fun to be with and loved to travel! She is survived by family members, very close friends, and neighbours. Vida was predeceased by her husband Leslie in 1989, her father Thomas in 1977 and her mother Inez in 1949.


At Vida’s request, there will be no service. Thanks to Silverado Creek Senior’s Community, 3rd floor for the care and kindness shown during her short stay. Condolences, memories, and photos can be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Vida Marlin, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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