With much joy for her, and a tremendous loss for her family, Vickie Marshall passed peacefully away on Aug 18,2022, at the age of 90. She left her home here for a much- anticipated reunion with her loved ones who have gone on before her. We cannot even begin to imagine what it must have been like when she made her entrance into heaven.
Vickie is predeceased by her loving husband Frank, daughter Lily, grandson Stephen, granddaughter Brittney, daughter-in-law Sharron, and great granddaughter Natasha. Her parents – Emma & William Patey, and parents-in-law, Hayward & Lily Marshall. She is also predeceased by her sisters Virginia, Clara, Anne and brothers Albert, Winston & Clem. She is survived by her 10 children – Leonard (Ruby), Marilyn Warford (Charlie), Ralph (Judy), Clyde (Judy), Terry, Shirley Ball (Dave), Debbie Harnum (Glenn), Karen Antle (Brian), Bill (Lana) and Sherry Sharron (Mike). She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and brothers Ralph (Sally), Louden (Drucilla), Hedley (Marina) and Ron (Pam).
Vickie was born in Cook’s Harbour on Dec 24, 1931, and lived there and in St. Anthony until age 18 when she moved to Carbonear for employment. There she met the love of her life, Frank Marshall, got married and started their life and family together in Freshwater, Carbonear. They had 11 children, 5 boys and 6 girls, and Vickie made sure they were happy and well-cared for, and always had enough. She always said her happiest days were when the house was full of kids going everywhere, bread in the oven, dinner on the stove, and a host of other things happening at the same time. There are many strong and admirable qualities she possessed, and two of the greatest was her peace and contentment in life. Philippians 4:11 talks about learning to be content in whatever situation you find yourself. No one lived this out any greater than Vickie. It’s probably the greatest life lesson she left us. True happiness comes from inside. She was the most devoted wife and mother you could ever have, was a great friend to so many people, and welcomed everyone with a warm embrace and a big authentic smile. She was the real deal. Her pride and care for her family was off the charts, and her zest for life was unmatched. She lived life to the fullest right to the very end of her life. Vickie was the glue that held the family together. She was always loving, always so thoughtful and kind, never demanding, and always so very proud of all her children. People of her character are very rare, Life for her family will never be the same, and she will be forever missed.
Helping children in need was dear to her therefore donations can be made to “Loads of Love” (Ukraine). (cash, check or etransfer: email@example.com).
Service will be live streamed on the Hoskins FaceBook page.