Clara Marina Crews

February 8, 1935June 22, 2020

Clara Marina Crews (known to all as Marina), won her 10 year battle over dementia by being Promoted to Glory on Monday, June 22 in the Salvation Army Meighen Manor.

Born in Halifax on February 8, 1935, Marina was a daughter of the late George and Susanna Crews. In 1954 Marina entered the Salvation Army Training College, Toronto and served 10 years ministering in the Salvation Army children’s homes in Toronto and London Ontario, and then moved to an administrative position within the Head Office of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, where she worked for over 30 years. Marina was a strong woman of faith who was active in her church, loved to care for others and was the family photographer at all events. Her favourite place to be was in her summer trailer at Jackson's Point in Georgina, Ontario. Her independent spirit, quick wit and sharp sense of humour will be greatly missed.

Marina is survived by her sister-in-law, Major Jeanette Crews and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by siblings Don, Stan, Tommy, Ken, Maude, Frank, Herbert, Theodore, Henry and Margaret. We would like to thank the staff of the Salvation Army Meighen Manor for all of their support and care, especially Dr. Kohut, Teresa Wright and Head Nurse Jimmy. A private, closed memorial will be held on Saturday, July 4 at 11 AM and will be broadcast on Zoom via this link:

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Salvation Army East Toronto Community Church, 107 Cedarvale Avenue, Toronto, ON. M4C 4J9.


Clara Marina Crews

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Pearl Groat

July 5, 2020

Hi Wendy and Sean
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Have so many fond memories of our times together with you and Marina at East Toronto Corps for so many years.
I pray you will know God's comfort in the days that lay before you.
Pearl Groat

Kay Vaughn

June 29, 2020

Dear Jeanette and Crews families
Sincere condolences on the loss of Marina. I do remember her when I was a young child. I sometimes went to stay with Uncle George and Aunt Sue. Marina and Maude were then in high school. Stan and Ken were still at home. I have good memories of those visits.
Marina resembles Stan. Jeanette, I had not realized Ken had passed . Our condolences to you and your family.
Most sincerely
Doug and Kay (Crews) Vaughn

Faye/Jack Strickland

June 24, 2020

Dear friends:
Jack and I send condolences on your loss
We have many, many fond memories of shared time and ministry with Marina as Corps Officers at East Toronto Corps. We realize these last years have been very difficult but wanted you to know that Marina will be remembered fondly. May Holy Spirit comfort you as you walk this journey.