Marina grew up on a cattle ranch in southwestern Alberta and rode a horse to school. Assisting her father, the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, she dined with Queen Elizabeth and family, and hosted Princess Margaret, Prince Charles, and Princess Diana. One foot was always at the family ranch, the other in Calgary. She was a loving, caring person who opened her home to family and friends needing a place to stay before a flight, or a refuge during a medical crisis. She volunteered extensively with The Junior League, most notably the Next to New Shop and Investment Club ventures, Meals on Wheels, and Alter Guild at Christ Church. She loved to entertain, and kept her family close. She leaves an unfillable hole in the lives of her husband (Leroy), her daughters, Monica Field/McIntyre (David) and Elizabeth (Bill) Perry, her grandchildren, Elsa (Rob) Taylor, Simon (Stephanie) Perry, and Brenden (Jazmin) Perry, as well as many friends and family members.