Marian MUSSALLEM

Marian MUSSALLEM

MUSSALLEM, Marian

Born June 12, 1922. Passed away peacefully at Richmond Hospice, attended by friends and family, on August 4, 2013 at the age of 91. She is pre-deceased by her husband Peter, her son Paul, her parents Jesse and James and her siblings Jean, Ina and Jim Robinson. She is lovingly survived by her son Matthew and many nieces and nephews. Marian was born and raised in Esquimalt, British Columbia. A top student, she was one of the small number of women of her generation who went on to post-secondary education, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from UBC in 1942 and then her Master’s degree in 1944. She worked for a few years before marrying Peter Mussallem in 1946 and raising two sons. After being bitten by the travel bug, Marian embarked upon a period of world travel, ultimately visiting 38 different countries and globetrotting well into her 80’s. Not content just to travel to a country, she carefully researched all aspects of its culture, history and geography and then, after she returned from a trip, created a short, informative slide show about the country, which she presented at public libraries and other venues. Marian was known for her generosity and for going well beyond the usual simple acts of kindness to help people. She was also an active volunteer with many different organizations throughout her life, most recently with the Steveston United Church. Her keen mind, positive outlook and kind personality will always be remembered by anyone that knew her. A memorial service for Marian will be held on Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at Steveston United Church, 3720 Broadway St, Richmond, BC.

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