Marina had the most magical way of making you feel like you were enormously loved, appreciated and truly one of her dearest friends. From the moment you stepped over the threshold of ‘Bethany Cottage ‘ you felt like you’d arrived home! I’ll never forget arranging a trip up to visit Marina that happened to be Mothers Day. So for the first time in my life having only ever done so for my gorgeous Mum, it felt totally right to bring with me a Mothers Day card and flowers for Marina. As I stepped into Marina and Eddies beautiful living room it was immediately obvious the place already had a magnificent floral display and what must have been 100+ cards strung from wall to wall crisscrossing the room. I commented on how lovely it was to have saved her cards over the years and to put them all up on display. With a big but modest smile on her face, she told me that these were just this years! Marina had the gift of mothering us all.
Her capacity to do so was limitless. She cared and listened deeply and would recall every detail that we had discussed asking in future emails about everything that we’d spoken of. I found her recollection astonishing. Always encouraging. Deeply faithful that Gd was overseeing us and loving us. Her love and deep respect for Judaism was as beautiful and deeply regarded as she felt about her own faith as she believed we are all brothers and sisters.
It was a privilege to love Marina and I’m sure that all of us who loved her know that even though she’s no longer with us in the body she absolutely is with us in spirit.
May she rest in everlasting peace