Marion Jean Woodman (nee Boa) died peacefully July 9, 2018 at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, London. Marion was born August 15, 1928, in London, Ontario.
Marion studied at the University of Western Ontario, and taught English for more than twenty years at South Collegiate Institute in London, Ontario, where she taught poetry and drama. Her theatre productions at South have become the stuff of legend, and through them she transformed countless students’ lives.
In the early 1970s, Marion began analysis with Dr. E. A. Bennett in London, England, which inspired her to train as an analyst with Barbara Hannah at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. After receiving her Diploma in 1979, Marion opened a practice in Toronto. Her first manuscripts, published by Daryl Sharp with Inner City Books, became bestsellers and pioneered subsequent work on the feminine, addiction, and the relationship between body and mind. She taught and lectured on this work to students and audiences worldwide. With Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton she developed her BodySoul workshops, which they taught internationally. Along with her brother Fraser Boa she was one of the founders of The Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA). Her many books have been published worldwide and translated into multiple languages.
Marion is predeceased by her husband Ross Greig Woodman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario; her father and mother, Rev. Andrew D. Boa and Ila J. Phinn; and brothers Bruce, a Canadian and British actor, and Fraser, a Jungian analyst. Marion is survived by nieces and nephews David and Janet, Luke and Robyn, Marion, Paul and Kathryn, Quint and Karen, Shelley, and Siobhan and Jacques; great nieces and nephews Aidan, Anouk, Connor, two Ellas, Emma, Finlay, Loveday, Marlow, Marion, and Sam.
Visitation is at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London on Sunday, July 15, from 2-4 PM. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Mount Hope facility for the loving and compassionate care Marion received. In honour of Marion, please donate to the charity of your choice.
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