A long-time member, former board member, concert sponsor, and staunch supporter of the WMCT, Marlene Preiss passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in her 84th year, at the home of her sister, Wilma Preiss Boughtflower, in Woodstock, Ontario. Marlene had been living there since the start of the covid pandemic in March 2020.
After successful careers with the Institute of Canadian Bankers and the York Region Board of Education, Marlene focused her attention to the pursuit of retirement excellence, travelling widely as a passionate patron of classical music. She was the voice of the Club as supreme chair of the Telephone Committee for many years. Marlene also supported the Toronto Wagner Society, the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Ballet of Canada, the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Aldeburgh Connection, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
There will be a Celebration of Life in Toronto from 1-4 pm on Friday, November 4, 2022, at the HotHouse Restaurant, 35 Church Street, Toronto. Condolences may be forwarded through www.cremationandcelebrations.com