- John served in the Canadian Army (Regular Force) CA(R) with the Queen's Own Rifles(QOR) during his 46 months of WW II war service.
- The Marin Family (Italian) updated September 6, 2000......
The Marin's were first recorded in Venice Italy in 1279. The decendents now live mostly in the Veneto Italy area. Looking for a possible connection to a Francesco Marin (1870-1942) who was from the S.Fior area. He had 8 children. The youngest Dante (1923-1997) was married to a Maria Zanette, (1925-1995).
John Anthony, Marin PO Box 97, Cardinal Ontario Canada
- Obituary John Anthony Marin, 81 died 27 November, 2005
John Anthony Marin 81, who would have observed his 82nd birthday Dec. 29, passed away in the early morning hours of Nov. 27 at Brockville General Hospital. Born at Kilmar, Que., he was the son of Luigi Marin and the former Giacomina Bottan. In his childhood years, the family moved to Cardinal, where he attended the local public and continuation schools. In his teenage years, Jack joined the Brockville Rifles Militia, and during this period he did training at Petawawa. At age 18, he began active service. Prior to being shipped to England, he served on the west coast of Canada and shortly after his arrival in England joined the Queen's Own Rifles. (This unit has a history back to 1860.) Beginning as a dispatch rider for the mortar platoon and then as a forward observer, he served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany until the end of the war. For his wartime service to his country, he received the 1939-45 Star and was awarded the France and Germany Stars, the Defence Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Following his return to Canada, he was discharged in Toronto, finally arriving home Feb. 4, 1946. He picked up his interrupted schooling and attended Queen's University prior to leaving Cardinal and working for Dominion Tire in Kitchener. In Sept. 1950, he married Audrey (Burnside) and for three years they resided in Guelph while Jack continued to work for Dominion Tire. Upon returning to Cardinal, Jack went to work in the Canada Starch engineering department, where he remained until his retirement. Jack enjoyed his home, which he built next to his parents' on Highway 2, Edwardsburgh Township. Besides being an avid gardener, he spent a great deal of time assisting in the construction of various building projects in Cardinal and area. During his gardening days, he always competed in the Spencerville Fair's giant pumpkin contest and was also the builder of several fine boats and canoes. Jack was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 105, Cardinal and spent many hours and days in his early years as Cub- and Scoutmaster for young boys in the community. Jack is survived by his wife Audrey Burnside and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents as well as three brothers, Joseph, Alissandro and Alfonso (Conk) and two sisters, Teresa and Elvira. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 29 by Father John Appelman, and Jack was laid to rest in the family plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Sorrell, Bill Marin, Danny Bottan and Alfred Marin. Following the service, a reception for friends and family was held at the parish hall. Arrangements were made by the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home.
The Prescott Journal, Prescott, ON