I count myself very privileged, eternally and deeply grateful to have known Mrs Smith for so many years and for her constant, unconditional love. I am truly deeply honoured I had the opportunity to be part of the team to support Mrs Smith, where I could, in the latter years of her life.

Mrs Smith was never restricted by time, I was constantly amazed by what she did, never knowing all the hours she gave each and every day so freely – Mrs Smith walked in G-d’s timing.

Mrs Smith never was and never could be constricted – her life was lived fully and her entry to Heaven would have been so wonderful as someone very special had arrived home.… Read the rest

Janet Ford

Where would I have been without you?

I think I would have been lost forever.
I could never be what I was meant to be until I met you and found a safe place under your wings.

Every day I give thanks for you – sometimes with joy and sometimes with tears.

I will never forget you ,

’til we meet again ❤️… Read the rest

Inge David

My dearest Marina,

I think of you so very often and, oh, how I miss your wonderful letters which were always so chockful of news and delightful pictures of your family, especially all your beautiful grandchildren. You provided them with so much knowledge regarding other faiths, a faith other than their own and you told me how you celebrated Jewish holidays just as you did your own Christian holidays which I think is just wonderful. The more we learn about each other’s faiths the better friends we can be.… Read the rest

Bernice Krantz

I first met Marina and family in 1995-6. An extraordinary lady and family. She was amazing warm friendly and highly intelligent.

I visited the Holocaust centre recently on 4th June with colleagues from Generation2Generation. We had a marvellous day but really missed seeing Marina. I felt very sad arriving in the car park where she would have always been standing welcoming the visitors with her beaming smile and warm hug. She will always be remembered with great affection. xxxxxx… Read the rest

Hannah Brown

I can’t believe it has been a year since our beloved Mother left us. She has gone but is forever cherished in our hearts. Her teaching keeps us steady, her faith strengthens us, her love holds us close,

till we meet again……

The following was written on Marina Smith’s passing in July 2022

It’s strange that when someone passes away suddenly you have many things you wished you could say to them.

It’s like you have a bird’s eye view on their life that you don’t seem to have when they are alive and you start analysing.… Read the rest

Claire Gartland

Today Theo told me, “I don’t miss her, I REMEMBER her. In here.” (Pointing to his temples with both index fingers).

I remember you in the quiet places; in the joyful times; in the difficult times when it’s hard to see the light; in the busy family moments, and the solitary occasions.

I remember you, I’m grateful for you, I miss you, and I will love you always.

#forevermissed #lettherebelove… Read the rest