Born October 29 1927 at Detroit, Michigan and passing away on February 17 2016 at Salmon Arm, BC.
Predeceased by daughter Bridie Marlene in1966, ex-husband Stanley in 2013, brother Melvin Nelson and sister Joan Simoneau.
Survived by her Children, Heather Christiansen (Aage) Robson, Gordon Mitchell, Nelson, Elaine Tosh (Rob) Summerland, Virginia Gollan, Lee Creek, Robin Mitchell, Scotch Creek. Also her Sister Norma Croteau, Sardis, and her Brother Robert (Della) Mitchell, Langley. Grand Children, Crystal Hallett, Vancouver, Shawn Gregory, Langley, Aaron Mitchell, Enderby, Rod Gollan (Ali) Salmon Arm, Codey Gollan, Enderby, Trisha Denison (Sean) Deep Creek,Mitchell Christiansen (Reena) Thrums, Carmen Christiansen (Will) Vancouver, Robbie Tosh, Summerland, Kathryn Tosh (Mike) Kelowna, Great Grand Children, Taylor & Kirsten Guerin, Vincenzo Gregory, Adysen Gollan, Emily Becenko, Wyatt, Blake & Gianna Denison, Landon Webb. In addition to many more, Nieces, Nephews and friends, who loved her dearly.
Marion attended school & married in South Porcupine, Ontario. First working for Northern Tel as a Switchboard Operator,followed by having her first 2 children. Moving to the coast of BC in 1954, where the rest of her family was born. Marion assisted her husband in many business ventures, a Garage in Squamish, A Window Co. in New Westminster and M & S Pilot Car Services at Enderby. Moving the family to Enderby in 1971 where she was an Ambulance & Taxi Driver while also working at The Enderby Legion and Sears. In addition to being a Loving Mother & Grand Mother, Marion also worked for many years as a Practical Nurse at the Royal Columbian Hospital, Woodlands Childrens Hospital, Essondale, Parkview Place and then finally retiring at Armstrong caring for elders, via Home Support.
No services by request, a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Thank you to Dr’s Bratte & MacDonald, also RN and Family Friend Kim (Popoff) Sweeten
Our Mother’s natural loving care for everyone she met & loved, compelled her to leave the following poem to comfort us all at the time of her passing.
There is a garden in my heart
Where happy memories grow
Of those who mean the most to me
As season come and go…
And among the fairest flowers,
That there ever could be
Is the memory of all of you.