Marie Larsen Obituary, Death – Marie Larsen, who had been a member of the Canberra hockey community since 1962 and just passed away, and Hockey ACT is inconsolably saddened to learn of her passing away. Marie moved from Lismore to Canberra in the 1960s, and the following year, in 1963, she competed in the New South Wales Country Week competition in Sydney as a member of the Canberra Representative side. She played with Valleys for a short time in 1988, but she didn’t get back into hockey on a regular level until she joined Ainslie and played for them from 1990 to 1996. Her final season with them was in 1996. During that time, she also played for Valleys for a limited amount of time. After that, in 1997, she moved to the Tuggeranong Vikings Hockey Club, and she remained there until 2014, when she made the decision to retire from the sport after having played more than 400 games during her time there.
She made her debut as a veteran player in 1993 for the Over 40’s squad, and she participated consistently in a variety of age groups right up until the point at which she decided to hang up her skates in the sport of ice hockey. Marie was given the TVWHC UMPIRING APPRECIATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD in the year 2002 by the Tuggeranong Vikings as a token of their appreciation and encouragement for her highly active participation in the umpiring responsibilities of the club. This honor was specifically bestowed to her in recognition of her contributions to the Under 11 teams as well as the SL4 and SL5 competitions.
In 2014, the Guinness World Records organization acknowledged Marie as the world’s oldest female hockey player despite the fact that she was already 80 years old at the time. 2014 was the year when she was given official notification of this distinction.
In addition to that, Marie has contributed her time to Hockey ACT at the National Hockey Centre in the capacity of a volunteer for a number of years. The members and staff of Hockey ACT would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest condolences to Marie’s friends and family.