Peacefully, at the John M. Parrott Centre in Napanee on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Helen Inez Wood (Marlin) at age 86. Beloved wife of the late Harold Wood and dear mother of Rob Wood (Janet Lee) of Kingston; Kathy Wood of Sydenham; Jim Wood (Barbara Lloyd) of Newburgh; Marie Phillips (Ted) of Sydenham and Patricia Weese (Ken Lavalette) of Nestleton. Loving grandmother of Sef, Shea, Jay, Sam, Andrew, Jacob, Colin, Stella, Zach & Luke. Great-grandmother of Adeline, Lawson & Sullivan. Dear sister of Madeline Snider (late Ken), the late Dick Marlin (Orma) and the late Mac Marlin (Barbara) and many nieces and nephews. In addition to raising a family, Helen enjoyed an active career teaching in local elementary schools, managing a day care, and working with her family at McKeown & Wood Fuels. She had many pursuits that she loved over the years — from racing horses, researching and writing her family stories, volunteering in leadership roles with Lenadco and Girl Guides/Rangers, and travelling with Woody on their many road trips. Music, dancing, card games with the "Dirty Dozen", gardening, the Blue Jays, family gatherings and conversation (brightened with her quick wit and sense of humour), were important pleasures in her life. A private family funeral service is being held with inurnment at Newburgh Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. Memorial donations made to the John M Parrott Centre would be appreciated by the family. In the care of Hannah Funeral Home, in Napanee.
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