Hollyburn Funeral Home

1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC


Marzena Janina AMER

February 18, 1956May 30, 2019

Marzena (Marzenka) Janina Amer (born Smoleniec) passed away peacefully at 5:33 pm on May 30, 2019 at Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia, Canada after ‘the good battle’ against Chondrosarcoma, a very aggressive cancer that ultimately took her life.

Marzenka is survived by her loving husband Christopher, children Tristan and Alexander, granddaughter Ellie, father Zbigniew, brother Marek, sister Anya and their families, as well as numerous other devoted relatives across the globe. Marzenka was predeceased by the untimely passing of her mother Danuta (Babi) Preston, aunt Zulina, uncle Janusz and cousin Dario, as well as other family members.

Marzenka was an incredible artist and had quite the sense of humor with a huge heart.

A Celebration of Marzenka’s Life will be held at a future date for family and friends who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation – https://bccancerfoundation.com/ways-donate Attention: Sarcoma.


Marzena Janina AMER

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James Martins

June 28, 2019

One of the memories that comes to mind was when I was little, and the first time I was stung by a bee. Aunty M and the boys were in Kelowna visiting, we were spending the day at Bear Creek Park. I stepped on a bee hive hidden in what was a possible irrigation box. Well I was crying and scared, aunty M sprung into action; she must have seen what happened and instinctively picked me up sat down cradling me and begun to suck and spit the stinger right out of where I was stung. My tears quickly subsided as I was most surprised at how quickly she acted. I’ll never forget that. There are other memories however I just remember that one so vividly. Thank you Aunty M, I hope you and Babi are enjoying good laughs and hugs. Xoxo