It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Cranbrook, BC at 82 years of age.
Marlene was born on May 14, 1934 in Dahinda, SK. Marlene had a love of music and family. She taught herself to play the piano at the tender age of three and there was no instrument that she could
not play. This lead to a love of teaching music and she taught many students throughout the years. She also played in numerous bands. She loved knitting, sewing, quilting, gardening and cooking large family meals. She
worked briefly for the post office and did Roy’s books and was his right hand “man” for many years. Marlene had a great sense of humour and a big heart. She received the volunteer of the year award numerous times for the F. W. Green Home and Joseph Creek care homes. She was an amazing and talented lady who will be greatly missed by her many friends and loving family. “You will be in our hearts forever”.
Marlene is survived by her husband Roy of 61 years, children Barry (Sonja), Kelly (Randy), Linda (Gary) and Kevin (Lisa), grandchildren Desiree (Rob), Courtney, Tyler, Jared (Justine),
Laurell (Kirk), Candice (Rod), Denielle (Nick), Shealene and Jaden, great grandchildren Braelynn, Owen, Braden, Jordyn and Mason as well as 3 brothers, 1 sister and numerous brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service for Marlene will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Marlene can do so to Ivy House, 800 – 10th Avenue, Invermere, British Columbia, V0A 1K0.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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1934 – 2016