Tribute for Kenneth Eric Marshall, 1930-2020

Eric was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England; earned a marine zoology degree from King’s College, London; and worked as a librarian for Freshwater Biological Association on Windermere in the English Lake District.

Dorothy and Eric married in 1958. With daughters, Lynn and Karina, they moved to Winnipeg where son Ken was born. Eric built up the best marine science library in North America, at the University of Manitoba.

Eric and Dorothy retired to Cowichan Bay in 1996, where they volunteered with many organizations, especially the Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society.

Read the full obituary here …


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