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Memorial Reveal for Marlow Ploughman at St. Michael Catholic School, Belleville

September 21, 2022

Image of a butterfly with the words "Our Amara"

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the St. Michael Catholic School community in Belleville gathered at the school to witness the reveal of a memorial created to celebrate the life of a brave young girl.

In 2018, at the young age of nine, Marlow Ploughman lost her life to cancer. She was a force and a true advocate for SickKids. In a video published in 2017, she is pictured laying the last brick. See video here.

Marlow's friends named the memorial space Our Amara, meaning “Immortal Being. One who is blessed without end or death: blessed with eternal life. Grace".

A framed explanation of Our Amara says “Marlow will always be remembered for her bravery and spirit. Through Marlow's courage and perseverance, she taught and inspired our school community."

Three individuals standing in the memorial space. Principal of St. Mike, Marlow's mother and father.

Pictured: L-R Principal of St. Michael CS Brad Reitzel, Marlow's
Mother, Tanya Boehm and Marlow's Father, Mike Ploughman. Tanya is 
holding an image of beautiful Marlow Ploughman.

Image of paper butterflies hanging from the ceiling.

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.