John Anthony Marin, CA(R) WW II Veteran

Male 29 Dec 1923(1924) - 2005


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  • Name John Anthony Marin, CA(R) WW II Veteran 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 29 Dec 1923(1924)  Kilmar, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 2005  Cardinal, Edwardsburg-Cardinal Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sacred Heart Cemetery, East of Cardinal on Highway #2, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4379  Default
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Luigi Antonio Marin,   b. 1890, Mure, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971, Cardinal, Edwardsburg-Cardinal Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Giacomina Bottan,   b. 1897, Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Cardinal, Edwardsburg-Cardinal Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Notes 
    • Luigi & Giagomina were married in Thunder Bay in 1914. Luigi was 24 years old. They had six children.
    Family ID F1558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Audrey Isabella Burnside,   b. 24 Oct 1926, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 2013, Brockville General Hospital, Brockville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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Corporal John Anthony Marin in England during WW II.
Canadian Army (Regular), Queen's Own Rifles. Click here for picture.
    click on camera icon.... Corporal John Anthony Marin in England during WW II. Canadian Army (Regular), Queen's Own Rifles. Click here for picture.
    Norton Motorcycle. Driven at night with their lights off so the enemy could not target them. John has one ribbon on his left chest. According to his book he was awarded 4 medals during his WW II service; 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp.

    Go to www.bezeau.ca/marin/jamarin.pdf for Cpl John Anthony Marin's WW II wartime soldier's experiences in Canada, England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. Excellent read for a serving or retired military soldier, sailor or airman. John tells it like it was!
    John Marin sailed in troopship ``SS Andes 2`` from Halifax to Liverpool enroute to Manchester, England 13-22 May 1943 WW II
    John Marin sailed in troopship ``SS Andes 2`` from Halifax to Liverpool enroute to Manchester, England 13-22 May 1943 WW II

    Headstones
    Headstone Corporal John Anthony Marin 29 Nov 1924-27 Nov 2005 & Audrey Isabella Burnside 24 Oct 1926-31 Aug 2013
    Headstone Corporal John Anthony Marin 29 Nov 1924-27 Nov 2005 & Audrey Isabella Burnside 24 Oct 1926-31 Aug 2013
    WW II Veteran, Canadian Army Regular Force (CA(R))
    QOP should read QOR. Queen's Own Rifles

  • Notes 
    • 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
      613-657-4705 mainja@recorder.ca
    • 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