March 18, 1990 – November 21, 2016
Grolla, Marlon Jacob – With heavy hearts we announce that Marlon passed suddenly at home at the age of 26. He is survived and deeply loved by his parents Mary Kay and Brian; brothers Samuel (Kitty) and Nigel; grandparents Aileen and Keith Coates; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his grandparents Ron and Vi Grolla and Uncle Bob. Marlon had exquisite taste in food, music, books, art and had a great sense of humour. He was quiet and thoughtful, but stood his ground, and was tremendously insightful. He will be missed dearly. Friends will be received by the family on Monday November, 28th from 3-5 p.m. at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Marlon`s Celebration of Life will follow Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In kindness, donations to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
we are so saddened by Marlon’s passing, and so much more than our condolences go out to you all. May you find comfort with family and friends.
A beautiful boy from a beautiful family. A very sad loss. Sincerest sympathies to all the family and many friends.
Brian, Mary Kay, Nigel, Samuel and Kitty,
Words cannot describe the sorrow we felt when we learned of Marlon’s passing. Please know that friends are there for you at this difficult time to help you through this.
With all of our sympathies,
Chris, Dawn, Christian, Patrick, Spencer and Austin.
It is with a very heavy heart I send my love and support to Mary Kay, Brian and family during this extremely difficult time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences on the passing of your son, Marlon. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
We are so very sorry to hear of Marlon’s passing. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to Mary Kay, Brian, Nigel and Sam.
Our sincere sympathies to you and your entire family at this unbelievably difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marlon we worked together and I have many memories of being with you. Sadness filled my heart when I heard you passed away my condolences to the family he left behind.
To Marlon’s parents , Sammy and Nigel.
My condolences .
Marlon’s spirit lives strong in each of our hearts.
We are so very sorry and saddened to hear this news. Nobody can be prepared for such a deep and profound loss. Our hearts break for Mary Kay, Brian, Sam, and Nigel. Take comfort in knowing that Marlon will be forever with you.
Love Wendie, Bernie, & Jonnah
Brian, Mary Kay, Sam, and Nigel,
Our hearts froze when we heard the devastating news of Marlon’s passing. We have such fond memories of all our kids growing up, trick or treating, attending school, neighborhood gatherings, and heaps of fun in Dundas.
Words cannot express how sad we feel.
Lots of love and prayers from the Watermans, Dave, Charlotte, Laura, and Katherine … Brisbane Australia
Mary Kay, Brian, Sam and Nigel
We are so sorry for your loss of your beautiful and much loved son Marlon. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Thank you for making me your sister! <3
I will never forget all the days we spent together over the summer, especially when we went on a trip alone together to the dinosaur golf course in Muskoka!
I will never forget the walks you took me on when Sammy was working but we both had the same days off!
I will never forget the times you hugged me, the times we laughed together and the times we spent goofing off!
Truth is… I will never forget you! You will ALWAYS be alive in my heart!
Thank you for making such wonderful memories that I will cherish the rest of my life! I'm sorry we couldn't make more together!!!!
I miss you so much already!!!
As my favourite author Dr. Suess quotes, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened!"
Thanks for the happiness you brought to my life… I hope you knew how much you meant to so many!!!!
I love you Marlon and always will!
Kitty… your sista' from another mista' <3
To Brian, Mary Kay, Nigel, Sam and Kitty,
Our hearts break for you all. We will never forget Marlon and how much he was loved by each of you. Please know that we care deeply for all of you and that we hope you find comfort in the support of all your friends and family.
With all our love, we stand by you.
Dear Nigel & Grolla Family,
Please know that you are in our hearts and thoughts. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Words cannot express my deep sorrow at the loss of Marlon. My prayers are with you Brian, Mary Kay, Sam, Kitty, and Nigel. Marlon was a fine man, I remember the night of cooking crabs in the bon fire on Deep Cove beach. What fun we had! My deepest condolences are with you in this very difficult time.
Laurel, Hans, Alex, Nina and Julia,
There are no words to express how sorry we are for the loss each of you have experienced. Marlon touched many people in his short time here on earth. Please know we are here to support you with this tragic loss of your beloved son and brother.
Brian , Mary Kay, Samuel & Nigel:
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved son and brother Marlon.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gord & Laurie Aglor & Family
Dear Sam, Nigel, Mary Kay & Brian,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Marlon’s passing. I remember when I moved to Canada from the states, Marlon was my first friend. I was so afraid to be in a new school where I didn’t know anybody and I’d spend my lunches searching for him. I think I was his shadow in those early days.. He always included me, looked out for me, and was always there to listen when I needed someone to talk to. I’m grateful to have known him and send my deepest condolences to you all.
Mary Kay Brian Sam and Nigel We were very saddened to hear of Marlon’s passing. We are thinking of you all and sending our condolences. I wish there were words to help.
Janet David Jayden and Janet Ratcliff
Mary Kay and Brian,
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sending our sincerest condolences.
Peter & Linda Strysio
To MaryKay, Brian and your families,
Such a sad loss for all of you. Praying that you will find comfort through each other, your family and friends, and through many memories of Marlon as you celebrate his life.
Mary Kay and family.Words cannot express how very sorry I am during this difficult time mourning and celebrating the life of your son and brother Marion.May others thinking of you at this time ease some of the pain,take care.Your friend from the Villa, Terry Gerencser
Brian and Family;
My sincerest sympathy for your loss. Hoping that fond memories of him may sustain you in this time of sorrow.
So sorry for your loss
Thoughts and prayers with all of you
Nigel and Family,so very sorry about your loss,you are all in our thoughts.
Our thoughts are with you and the family tonight as you celebrate the too short life of your son. A loss no family should have to bear. Please know your have our heartfelt sympathy.
My condolences to Marlon’s family at his very unfortunate passing. I will mention him in my prayers. May God bless you and give you strength.
Mary Kay, Brian and family, Even though it has been many years since we have all worked together, we are all deeply sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son. Many of us have children of a similar age and cannot even imagine the depth of your grief. Try and hold all the good memories of Marlon in your heart. Each day envision his smile and the joy he has brought to you and your family. Know that you have friends to support you. We all send our deepest sympathy. Your Chedoke physio friends. Jayne, Kim, Debbie, Janet and Kristy
Marlon had eyes and a heart that could see through me, in all the best ways. He was so incredibly kind and a great friend. He was so respectful and thoughtful. Thank you for raising such a kind son. I miss him