Marlene A. Field
1965 - 2023
Marlene A. Field
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Marlene A. Field, at the age of 57, passed peacefully at the Grand Manan Hospital with family by her side on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
Born on Grand Manan in 1965 she was a loving daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Marlene is survived by her three daughters Miranda (Josh) Bates, Allyson Field, Tabatha Field, grandchildren Noah, Trinity, Emma, and Luca, parents Wilbur & Zelda Foote, sisters Crystal Foote, Patty Cook, brother Todd (Shelby) Foote, and many more extended family members.  Pre-deceased by brother Kendal Foote. 
Marlene, Mar, Marz Bar, Marbles, Mammy, these are just some of the names she went by.  Always a hard worker Mar previously worked for Greco, Food For Thought, and Vicky’s Convenience. In fact, she went as far as to be driven to work one day in the bucket of a backhoe when a snowstorm made roads difficult to travel.  Her love of knitting saw many mittens, hats, socks, and dish cloths in the hands of family and friends and also for sale at various market events on the island. 
Marlene had many things she loved in life. Her daughters and grand babies were at the top of the list and she talked about them all the time. Collecting beach glass, hosting crib and poker games, cooking and baking, and tending to her…plants. Another love in her life was spending time with her many friends, but especially one named Wayne. She adore him and he was always good to her and would brighten her day.  She touched many lives and will be missed greatly. 
A true fighter to the end, Marlene battled cancer for many years never giving up even fighting to stay with us for more than a week after doctors thought she would, a true inspiration. 
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Grand Manan Hospital, the palliative doctors and nurses at St John Regional Hospital, and the paramedics team both in Saint John and Grand Manan for the amazing care they put into Marlene’s fight.  
A Celebration of Life will be planned for later in the year when warmer weather arrives as Marlene loved the outdoors.