Ian Shaw

I first met Marina in 2006. Between 2006 and around 2018, I was treated to a number of wonderful lunches/teas at Marina and Eddie’s house accompanied by long conversations. Nothing was ever too much trouble, Tara and I loved receiving cards and e-cards celebrating festivals every year as well as the family updates. In February 2020, we arranged a trip to the Centre from my synagogue for the boys being Bar Mitzvah’d in the year ahead and even though not in the best of health that week, she made a huge effort to come to the Centre to meet the boys and impart some of her wisdom to them which they listened to, hanging on her every word. The Smith family and the wider Holocaust Centre family have lost an irreplaceable wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend who will be remembered for ever by all who knew her. With all best wishes and love to Stephen and James and the whole family. Ian, Tara and Joseph xx