Mary Amanda Marks

October 7, 1931 - November 7, 1931
November 11, 2023 42 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with deep sadness and great love that we wish to announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt and friend, Mary Amanda Marks, who died at the Misericordia Hospital on November 7, 2023. Mary was 92 years old.

Mary was well cared for, loved and adored by all who knew her. She was very generous, kind, compassionate and always willing to give a helping hand to anyone, whether - a family member or stranger. Mary loved her family and friends, greatly. Mary volunteered at church and community events to ensure that the lives of the young and elderly were enhanced.

Mary was born on October 7, 1931, in Guyana, South America. She was the daughter of the late Hilton and Ruby Nurse, sister of Winston Ross and the late William Nurse. Mary was married to James Kenneth Marks who passed away on October 8, 2018. Together, Mary and Kenneth have eight children: Bramwell, Claudette, Claude, Patricia, Rawle, Colin, Hilaire and the late Hewle, Mary was the mother in law of David, Yvonne, Cresida, Shondel, Cheryl, Agnes, Sharon and Douglas,  Mary is survived by 20 grandchildren: Pausha, Shennella, Shawnnette, Shevonne, Stacy, Selena, Shaqueita, Marvin, Sean, Michael, Ossie, Travis, Othniel, Derron, Jamal, Colwin, Malachi, Tevon, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mary Marks’ memory will be cherished by all who knew her in Canada and abroad. She has left a lasting impact in many communities throughout her working life as a Special Needs Teacher, seamstress, cake specialist and a Home Care Aid in Canada. Mary always looked forward to the spring and summer so that she can begin her gardening and enjoy all the festive events in downtown Edmonton.

Mary was a devout Christian and was very involved in church activities, such as, choir singing and service to humanity. Mary was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church at the time of her passing.

Mary has left an amazing legacy of positivity and resilience that will be carried on by all who knew her.

May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory.

We wish to thank her medical and spiritual teams, family and friends for their support of Mary.

Viewing of the body will take place at Concordia Lutheran Church 5420-19A Ave NW, Edmonton Alberta from 8:45AM to 9:45AM on Wednesday November 15th, 2023.

Funeral service will follow. Burial will take place at South Haven Cemetery immediately after the funeral service.

In Lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation to Concordia Lutheran Church 5420 19A Avenue NW

  1. RIP 🙏🏼 Mrs Marks from the Stewart’s family in London

  2. Condolences to the family

  3. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. May she be reunited with all her loved ones and rest in the glory of God.

  4. Our sincere condolences to Claude and the entire family on the passing of your beloved mom. May her wonderful soul rest in peace.

  5. Condolences to the family 🙏 I pray the God of Comfort will comfort and strengthen you all at this difficult time. May her soul Rest In Peace

  6. We are saddened with the passing of our beloved friend and member of our Singing Community Group “IN HARMONY “. Mary was an inspiration to all of us even when things were not going the right way.
    Although she was from Guyana she was instrumental in the Jamaican Community and specifically the Jamaica Association of Alberta Senior’s Group.
    We will miss here but surely she is gone to a better place above.
    May her soul rest in Peace and Light Abuntant shine upon her.
    Walter and Dessie Subadan.

  7. Condolences to Colin and family.

  8. My condolences to her family. So sad 😭

  9. You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of this amazing and courageous woman. I thank God that she’s reunited with those that she’s loved and lost – and I know that her remarkable spirit will live on in those who love her.

  10. Condolences to the family and friends .She ran well,finish her course.Sleeo well

  11. Condolences to the family and friends of Cousin Maude . Family as you go through the grieving process, may God comfort your hearts and carry you through as only He can. May His peace and strength be with you all

  12. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Marks family during this difficult time. My Mom , Daisy jJhappan spoke to neighbor just 2 days ago before her passing and told me they had a last laugh together with her promising to call back soon. Rest in peace, neighba. From the Jhappan family.

  13. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Marks family during this difficult time. My Mom , Daisy Jhappan spoke to neighbor just 2 days ago before her passing and told me they had a last laugh together with her promising to call back soon. She will be missed. Rest in peace, neighba. From the Jhappan family.

  14. Our sincere condolences to the children and all other members of the family. Your loved one / our loved one, has left indelible memories that can never be erased. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.

  15. Sincere condolences to the family especially Claude and Cheryl. May the soul of the departed rest in eternal peace 🙏

  16. My condolences to the family, on the passing of your loved one. Mrs. Marks was a remarkable woman and a dear friend to me. We worked together for several years at the David Rose School for Handicapped Children, and kept in touch with each other after we both migrated. She will surely be missed. May her soul RIP.

  17. Sip cousin Mary , you were truly a beautiful loving caring person, Condolences to the family.

  18. To the Mark’s family, God is ever present He is with you in the morning just waiting by the door. And through the quiet of the night, He guards your rest once more. He is your never failing strength, your refuge and your comforter too. So in this your hour of grief and pain turn to Him and find that inner peace as He embraces you. Let His light surround you and His love enfold you. Let his power protect you and His presence watch over you, knowing wherever you are God is there. Be strong and of good courage He will see you through. May God bless you and keep you in his care.

    The Shepherd family

  19. Patricia, Condolences to you and family. Sleep in Perfect peace!!..

  20. My condolences to Mr and Mrs Marks and your entire family may god strengthen you at this time stay strong

  21. May her soul rest in eternal peace. A life well lived in service to humanity

  22. My condolences to the family. We thank God for the life well spent, and may her soul rest in peace. Teju Fatogun

  23. My sympathy to you and your family, may God strengthen you all in this time of sorrow. I am sure that the blessing of God will rain upon her cause she enjoyed her spell in this material world . May she rest in peace and rise in glory. I’m saddened with her passing because she was such a wonderful person.

  24. Condolences to the family we pray 🙏 that God gives you the comfort and strength during this time of grief.May her soul Rest in peace and rise in glory.

  25. My condolence to Patricia and the entire family. I pray God grant you the fortitude to bear this loss. May her soul rest in eternal peace🙏.

  26. My Deepest Condolences goes out to Mary’s family and close friends. May her Precious Soul rest in Eternal Peace. She will be truly missed.🙏🏽

  27. From the Simpson family in Mahaicony ‘Dear Marks family our condolences to the entire family may you all continue to enjoy the wonderful legacy of Mary and Kenneth Marks.’

  28. Sincere condolences to the family and friends. Be comforted by the many pleasant memories you shared

  29. Prayers and condolences to you my cousins. May God wrap you in his arms in this your time of grief.

  30. My deepest sympathy to Colin, Yvonne and the the entire Marks family. May you be comforted during this difficult time, and lean on the LORD for strength.

  31. My sincere sympathy to PS Claude Marks and the extended family. May your mom’s soul rest in peace.

  32. On behalf of Elvis Fraser and the entire family we would like to send our condolences to Claudette and her family on the passing of your mom ,may her soul RIP

  33. Heartfelt sympathy to the entire family of Sister Mary, especially those we know personally, Brother Bramwell and Sister Agnes, Claude and Cheryl and Yvonne 🙏 ❤ 🙌. What a truly blessed life!

  34. RIP Cousin Maude. Sincere condolences to the Marks family from the Wrights & Rutherfords. Our memories of her are filled with warmth and love. We share your grief. May God grant you the comfort you need.

  35. I knew my friend and comrade Mary Marks from us living on Albert Street, Albertown, with her husband and children.mary was very active in the Queenstown PNC group. Pat my condolences to you and your entire family. Mary lived a full life, she fought a good fight now she is with her Heavenly Father, doing His works. But someday we will meet her again. Children, grand-chilren, siblings and friends, just cherish the memories she left us with. Mary Marks, R.I.P.

  36. Condolences to the Marks family on the loss of their beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was truly an amazing woman, I always enjoyed our conversations and her insight on the topic at hand. Her incredible legacy lives on through her amazing, beloved children and their beautiful families that she took great pride in.

  37. The Hinds Family extend deepest sympathy to the Marks Family circle on the passing of a precious gem – Mary Amanda Marks. May the family be comforted knowing that we all have been empowered by Mrs Marks example of showing Love, Gentleness, Compassion, Kindheartedness towards all.who we may come into contact with.
    May Mary Marks’s soul Rest in Eternal Peace and Rise in Glory

  38. My Sincere Condolences goes out to Mary’s family and close friends. May her Soul rest in peace.

  39. Sincere condolences to the family from members of the Hinds family.
    We remember Sis Maude as a Kind Compassionate Quick thinking leader who when she sees something not just says something but Does Something.
    Sis Maude is a precious Gem whose Love and kindness would forever flame brightly in our hearts. May she Rest in Peace & Rise in Glory.

  40. From Hinds Family

    Sincere condolences to the family from members of the Hinds family.
    We remember Sis Maude as a Kind Compassionate Quick thinking leader who when she sees something not just says something but Does Something.
    Sis Maude is a precious Gem whose Love and kindness would forever flame brightly in our hearts. May she Rest in Peace & Rise in Glory.

  41. Sincere condolences to the entire Marks family. May she Sleep in Peace and Rise in Glory. Farewell Mrs. Matks.

  42. Condolences to Patricia and the rest of the family.
    May you all be comforted by God’s Peace and by all of the beautiful memories.
    God bless.

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