It is with deep sadness that the family
of Marian Bert Sims announces her passing at Joseph Creek Care Village in Cranbrook on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the age of 88 years. Marian was
born on March 2, 1928 in Penticton, BC.
Marian was a very talented and adventurous lady. She spent many hours on Lake Koocanusa exploring in her canoe, cruising along the beaches and picking rocks as she went. Not only did she love to pick rocks, she loved to paint them too. Marian spent hours creating arts and crafts from the treasures she found. All of her grandchildren, and any other children that were around, have fond memories of the rock painting and drift wood collecting at the lake. Another love for Marion was her quilting and sewing. So many beautiful quilts were made and given away and are now keepsakes for all of us. At Christmas time one could always look forward to a new hand-made wall hanging or another of her marvelous craft creation including her hundreds of Angels made from old jewelry. In whatever spare time she had in her day, she enjoyed her huge garden and took pride in its harvest.
She will be missed by all of us very much, especially Kellee her beloved daughter-in-law who lovingly helped care for her. She will be greatly missed by her children, Harvey, Dave, Charlie, Raymond (Loretta) and Marthel. As well,
her 9 grandchildren and her 14 great-grandchildren will miss her loving and kind ways. While Marian’s memory began to fade in her later years, she would always light up when she had a loving family member visit her. We are all grateful that she got to enjoy so much time with her great-grandkids in the last few years. Anyone who knew Marian knows that she loved any time spent with kids and all those years as a Kindergarten teacher showed each time she sat to read with her “kids”. Marian will also be greatly missed by her two sisters; Eunice and Shirley; her sister-in-law Cindy; and her brother-in-law Roy.
Marian was predeceased by her husband Percy and her sister Ginny.
A Memorial Service will be held for Marian on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 2:00 pm in the South Country
Church on Highway 3 at the junction of the Jaffray Loop Road. Reception will follow. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.
Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of
arrangements (250) 426-4864