SAMEK, Marie (nee Sekmiler) - Peacefully at Marian Villa on Friday, May 10, 2019 in her 88th year, after a brief illness. Born Sept. 13, 1931 in Pilsen, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), she is predeceased by her sister and brother. Loving mother to Hana Samek Norton and her husband Harry P. Norton of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews in the Czech Republic. She made Canada her new home in 1968, learned a new language, and while a single mother, worked at University Hospital, London as a surgical instruments technician for many years. After her retirement she enjoyed travel, yard sales, church bazaars, antique stores, and the company of her many friends she made easily. She will be deeply missed by them and by her devoted and ever-grateful daughter. Our love survives. We wish to express our appreciation to the staff at Marian Villa and at Kensington Village Retirement home. Cremation has taken place with private family arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Rd., London, ON N5V 3K5.
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