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In Memory of Marja Whitley

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Marja Whitley

Marja Inkeri Whitley (nee Vastila) has passed away unexpectedly at Lakeridge Hospital on May 21, 2020 at the age of 64. She was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1955 and moved to Canada with her family as an infant. She was the daughter of Markku Klemola and the late Inkeri Klemola and Ossi Vastila. She is predeceased by her sister Rita Soper (nee Klemola). Marja married the love of her life Colin Whitley on May 22, 1982, who preceded her in death in 2003. She was a devoted mother who cherished her grandchildren. She leaves behind her sons Michael and Christopher, and her grandchildren Mason and Miia. As well as her sister Kris (Danny), nieces Chelsea and Kristiina, and her best friend Christine. Marja will be deeply missed by everyone. She will be remembered for her quick wit, amazing sense of humour, kindness and generosity. A date for a celebration of life will be announced in the near future. Memorial donations in memory of Marja May be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, our Diabetes Canada.