Marion Clair Deluca

April 19, 1936April 17, 2017

Deluca, Marion Clair (Johnston) – 80 passed away in the Halifax Infirmary on April 17, 2017, after a prolonged illness.

She was the daughter of the late Margaret (Johnston) Kavanaugh and Reginald Johnston.

Marion was a perfect example of a “Navy wife” to Robert and her family, always rising to meet every challenge while having fun. She was very sociable, even famous, for her hospitality with lunches and dinners. She loved to party with everyone. Camping with her children was a highlight, as was travelling when they were older.

She is survived by Robert, her husband of 57 years; daughter, Catherine Deluca, Cheryl (Steve) Masters, Diane Deluca. Grandchildren, Maxim and Nicole Langlais and Alexander Masters; sister, Joann (Doug) Scott and sister-in-law, Doreen Johnston as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Marion is predeceased by her step father, William Kavanaugh; brothers, Joseph, Michael, Harold; sister, Barbara and Donnell.

Visitation for Marion will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. A memorial service will held on April 24, 2017, at 10 a.m., also at Snow’s Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place.

Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or charity of your choice. The family would like to thank all those who cared for and supported Marion, particularly the Red Cross girls, staff at V.G. site 4.B and Infirmary site 8.1.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 23, 2017
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 24, 2017

Marion Clair Deluca

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Gavin Deluca

January 31, 2018

Marion, you will be missed. Sorry we were unable to attend the services. Gavin Deluca, Daniella Samulewski and Siena Deluca

Kim Beardmore

June 14, 2017

Dear Bob,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We remember so well our wonderful times with you and Marion in HMCS Mackenzie - she was the quintessential XO's wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

Keep safe,
Kim & Laura Beardmore

Archie and Elaine McCulloch

April 26, 2017

We were very sorry to hear of Marion's passing, and extend our deepest sympathies to Bob and the family. We have fond memories of our times together at the Photo Guild.

Karen Blank

April 25, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to Bob, and the Deluca family. Kevan and I so cherished your visits to us in Calgary. I thought of Marion as a second Mom, as she was always kind, supportive and generous in spirit. Remembering, with smiles, the shared dinners in Victoria, camping on Vancouver Island, and our visits to you in Halifax. Condolences,

April 22, 2017

Very Sorry, Bob, to read this in the paper. Marion was so much fun. We were both in the hot pool at Rehab. Centre and we had many laughs. I liked her so much. My condolences to you Bob, and your family.

Etta Parker

April 22, 2017

So sorry to hear about Marion's passing.She was such a great help for all our social events and will be greatly missed.Condolances Bob and family. John and Marg Nolen

Vic & Mary Neufeld

April 22, 2017

Our condolences to Bob and the Deluca family.Remembering all the great times we shared in our youth, dances and lots of laughs. Enjoyed your visits at our home in Bragg Creek as our families grew.
Our sympathies
Mary (Guinan) Neufeld

April 21, 2017

Very sorry to hear about Marion. She always had a smile on her face... Our sincere sympathy to Bob and family.
Bob and Pat Rutherford, Lunenburg, NS

Mike Willis

April 20, 2017

It is with great sadness to read that heaven has gained another angel. Marion will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her. My sincere condolences on her passing.

Barbara Duffy

April 20, 2017

Marion was a lady and a fun person to be with. Our condolences to Bob and all the family. RIP