MAROFKE, Greta Paige
October 1, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
September 20, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Our world is saddened by the passing of precious Greta Marofke. Greta lived a full and glorious life from the moment of her birth October 1, 2013 until the moment she left us September 20, 2017 while snuggled in the arms of her Mama and Daddy.
Greta loved dancing, story telling, princesses and spending time with her family.
Greta’s passing leaves an enormous void in the lives of her parents, Steve and Lindsey Marofke, brother Ben Marofke, grandparents Don and Sandy VanTetering and Manfred and Linda Marofke, and great grandmothers Viola VanTetering, Margaret Houston and Natalie Marofke. In addition, Greta has been well and truly loved by many uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends.
The story of her two year struggle with liver cancer brought together people from all over the world in a united effort to find an effective treatment. Along the way Greta won the hearts of many, including medical personnel, the media, and all who were touched by her sparks of joy.
A Celebration of Greta’s Life was held Sunday, October 1, 2017. This celebration coincides with Greta’s birthday and in honour of the joy Greta shared with all, Greta’s family dressed in colourful shirts, ties, dresses and tiaras. Guests were encouraged to do the same.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Greta Marofke’s honour directly to:
- The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.
- Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, Suite 302, 609 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1, www.kidscancercare.ab.ca.
- Addie’s Hepatoblastoma Research – addiesresearch.org (this is a US charity and Canadians will not receive tax receipts.)