Dear Friends, 

Thank you for your heartfelt messages since we shared the news of Marina’s passing on June 26th 2022. We have enjoyed reading your stories and memories of our Mother and we would like to give everyone the opportunity to celebrate her life together.  

Please join us for a memorial service honoring Marina’s life on Friday 29th July at 10:45am to be held at Babworth Crematorium, Straight Mile, Babworth, Retford, DN22 8FJ. Doors will be open from 10:15am. 

Following the memorial service we will hold a Celebration of Marina’s Life over lunch on Friday 29th July at 12:00pm at Bethany Cottage, Acre Edge Road, Laxton, NG22 0PA.

Please feel free to join us at either or both events. 

We would like to invite you all to send in your memories of our mother via short video clips that we can use on the Marina H Smith Foundation site as well as using a select few in a video montage that we will show during the Celebration of life event on the 29th of July. Please see the bottom of this email for more information on how to participate. 

Marina lived a vibrant and colourful life which was especially present in her wardrobe. We kindly request that you wear colourful clothing to celebrate Marina’s life. 

We will post details about the memorial service along with a livestream link for those who are unable to join us here online.

We are not accepting flowers. Donations in lieu to The Marina H Smith Foundation

Please let us know if you plan on attending by filling out this google form or emailing us for catering purposes.

The National Holocaust Centre’s Anniversary event which will be held on October 2nd, 2022 will be devoted to Marina Smith and more information will be sent out in the coming months. 

We do hope to see you in person or online as we say farewell and well done to our wonderful Mother. 

Stephen and James