Marie  Tompkins
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Tompkins  (Delaney )
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Obituary for Marie Tompkins (Delaney )

Marie   Tompkins  (Delaney )
It is with great sadness that the family of Marie Adele Tompkins announce her passing on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at the age of 55 years after a brief battle with cancer.

Marie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 32 years, Kevin; children, Melissa (Matt), Stephanie (Bob); grandchildren, Winnie and Harper; mother, Dora; siblings, Johanne (Jean-Gillis), Gorden (Monique), Dorena (Thom), Donna (Pat) and numerous other family members and friends.

She was predeceased by her father, Clifford Delaney.

Marie was born in Waltham, Massachusetts and moved to Grand Étang, NS at age two. Marie attended NDA High School where she excelled academically and athletically in volleyball and cheerleading. She graduated from St. FX University in 1988 and went on to work with Air Atlantic where she made some lifelong friends.

She met the love of her life and best friend at age sixteen and they married in 1990. After starting a family, she went back to school and received a diploma in Modern Information Technology. Marie then worked at Crossley Carpets for several years before she began working as an Administrative Assistant with CCRCE in 2002. At the time of her illness, she was working in Bible Hill Consolidated Elementary School where she thoroughly enjoyed the BHC community, especially her relationships with her colleagues.

Marie’s love of sports continued throughout her adult life, playing volleyball, tennis, golf and running where her talent, focus and competitiveness shone through. Her calm demeanor was a perfect complement for her overzealous partner. Other hobbies included baking, crafting and enjoying her beautiful grandkids.

The family would like to thank the Health Care professionals at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre and the QEII hospital for their care and compassion throughout Marie’s treatment. We also want to thank Dr. Stephanie Snow, Dr. Don Rowe and the Palliative Care Team – Dr. Cortney Smith and Cheryl Graham – for going above and beyond with their care of Marie.

Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the CEHHC “We Care About Cancer” or a charity of your choice.

Visitations will be held on Monday, December 19th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Masks are strongly encouraged. A Private family service will be webcast at a later date and will be available with online condolences at