Remembering Marvin

On February 16, 2010 our friend Marvin passed away.  We are thankful for his life and the gifts he brought to our community.

“Marvin” by Theresa. Marvin and Theresa were housemates for many years. Theresa made this last week in remembrance of her friend.

We asked members of our community to share thoughts about Marvin. In his honour we would like to share those thoughts with you:

“Marvin was a good friend, a good housemate.” – Ken

“Marvin was a sweetheart.” – Jen

Marvin was known for his glorious smile!

“Marvin is now at peace.” – Sue

“I lived with him. He was always smiling and happy.” – Mary

“He was the conductor of Messengers.” – Guy

Marvin and his friend Rick at L’Arche’s wood workshop (now defunct).

“Marvin is in heaven now.” – Theresa

“Marvin is a nice person. I like him very much.” – Delinda

“Marvin loved his coffee.”  – Alex

Marvin loved flowers.

“He liked songs.” – Gwenda

“Marvin was always joking.” – Melina

“Marvin took great pride in his work.” – Lorne

Marvin was good at welcoming people to our community.

“Marvin was a man of order. He had a place for everything and if something wasn’t in the right place he would point it out and remain concerned until it was found. Marvin noticed the little things and he wanted everyone to share in an event. If he was drinking coffee he wanted everything to drink coffee. If he was eating he wanted everyone to eat. Marvin was a man of the people and he was happy making other people happy.” – Jill

“Marvin had the greatest sense of humour. He loved pointing at planes.” – Annelise

“Marvin likes concerts and the choirs. He loved to go down to the river. Marvin helped doing the marking at the workshop. He loved riding in vans.” – Garth

“Marvin seems to speak many/all languages and was happy to do so.” – Meltem


About L'Arche Greater Vancouver

L'Arche Greater Vancouver is a charitable organization that provides residential care and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities. We are located in Burnaby, BC Canada.
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