Michael Marmulak

7 November , 193828 February , 2019
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MARMULAK, Michael Sydney

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Michael Nicholas Marmulak at the age of 80 on February 28, 2019. Born in Sydney on November 7, 1938, he was the only son of the late Nicholas and Annie (Zahara) Marmulak. He started his career at the Sydney Steel Plant and later at Nova Scotia Power Seaboard Power Plant until his retirement. In his younger years he was an avid hockey player and baseball player. He was inducted into the Cape Breton Sport Hall of Fame (2011) with the 1951 Ward VI Indians Little League Baseball Team. They won the first ever Canadian Little League Championship. In his spare time, Dad loved to cook and bake. He was well known for his spaghetti and meatballs and his famous pistachio squares. He loved his family and friends dearly and made a lasting impression on those who were fortunate to know him. Dad was a very soft-spoken father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was loved by all. He is survived by his loving companion and best friend, Marion Lawson. She was always there for our dad and we are so thankful for her. Dad is survived by his three daughters, Cindy (Bernie Halloran), Judy (Reg Hutchings), Jennifer; sons, Michael (Lisa), Todd (Tracey), Troy (Amy). His grandchildren knew him affectionately as “Papa”; Jason, Darren, Nicole, Alicia, Cortney, Jenna, Jacek, Nathan, Coady, Noah, Abigail, Madison and Maddex; great-grandchildren, Avery, Bentley, Presley, Nathan and Finlay. He is survived by his in-laws, Shirley Thurber, Marilyn, Arleigh and Sonny Hillman. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Gloria (Judy) Hillman and sister, Mary (Mamie), Boone; in-laws, Pearl Ross, Eileen MacCharles, Bev Herridge, Dawn Tubrett, Edgar, Ronald and Dougie Hillman. Dad, you will be forever in our hearts and will be missed more than words can express. Special thank you to Dr. John Archibald and his receptionist Debbie for all that you have done for Dad over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dad’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, with a funeral service at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 7, both at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney. Words of comfort may be sent to his family by visiting


  • Gloria 'Judy' (Hillman) Marmulak, Wife
  • Nicholas Marmulak, Father
  • Annie (Zahara) Marmulak, Mother
  • Marion Lawson, Loving Companion
  • Cindy (Bernie Halloran), Daughter
  • Judy (Reg Hutchings), Daughter
  • Jennifer Marmulak, Daughter
  • Michael (Lisa) Marmulak, Son
  • Todd (Tracey) Marmulak, Son
  • Troy (Amy) Marmulak, Son
  • Jason, Darren, Nicole, Grandchildren
  • Alicia, Cortney, Jenna, Grandchildren
  • Jacek, Nathan, Coady, Grandchildren
  • Noah, Abigail, Madison, Maddex, Grandchildren
  • Avery, Bentley, Presley, Great Grandchildren
  • Nathan, Finlay, Great Grandchildren
  • Shirley Thurber, Marilyn Hillman, Arleigh Hillman, Sonny Hillman, In-Laws
  • Mary 'Mamie' Boone, Sister
  • Pearl Ross, Eileen MacCharles, Bev. Herridge, In-Laws
  • Dawn Tubrett, Edgar Hillman, Ronald and Dougie Hillman, In-Laws


  • Visitation Wednesday, 6 March , 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, 6 March , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 7 March , 2019

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Helen Hillman

23 March 2019

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Mikie and send my condolences to the Marmulak and extended families.

My best memories of Mikie all relate to his ever-present smile and his very hearty laugh. He was a wonderful person.


Tom Chmiel

11 March 2019

Good bye Mikey. You we're always a big part of my past. Will miss you . My best to all his and Judy's children. Condolences to Marion

Sam& Eleanor Walters

9 March 2019

Cindy and all family, Saddened to hear of you Dad's passing. We both send our sincere condolences . Eleanor& Sam

Theresa Rowe

6 March 2019

My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear father.

Michael and Ursula Melski

6 March 2019

Sincere condolences on the passing of a good friend with whom I grew up with in the Pier and have many fond memories of.

Gary and Lois Ross

5 March 2019

We were so sorry to hear about Mike. He was a great guy, and a true family man. Our sincere sympathy to you all.

Janice Gouthro

4 March 2019

Dear Judy and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was a kind and sweet man. My parents have many good memories of going to dances with him and your mom. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences. Love Janice, Jimmy & family xo

Stephen Jessome

4 March 2019

Cindy, Mike and to all of the immediate and extended Marmulak family.
My sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. He was a kind and gentle soul and my mother and father always spoke very fondly of your dad. He was a great neighbor to my parents and I know they will miss him. I had the pleasure of seeing your dad a number of times during my visits home in Sydney and he always had a smile and a warm greeting. I was also fortunate to have shared some of his delicious squares that he so graciously shared with us. Again, please accept my sincere condolences on behalf of our family and know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stephen Jessome & Sandy Chaytor

Rosalind Macphail

4 March 2019

My sincere Condolence some of our happiness memories was living next door we were blessed to know your dad he was a gentle soul who made everyone's day a little brighter
Hoping that the good memories and stories of your DAD will bring some comfort as you find your way through this difficult time
God Bless

Carl Hill

4 March 2019

Marmulak Family

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I never met your Dad, but heard many good things about him through Bernie and Cindy.
Remember to always keep the good memories of your Dad. He is gone, but never will be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in the coming days.

Rest in Peace Mr. Marmulak

Carl Hill
St. John's, NL