With broken hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Mary “Marjorie” Fullerton on February 23rd, 2012 with her daughter Dianne and Christine at her side.
On December 5, 1921 the world was blessed with the birth of Mary Marjorie MacGlashen, born to Owen and Rhoda (Chappell) MacGlashen, in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Other than having rickets as a baby, Marge enjoyed her childhood. In her early years (2 – 10) she lived in Salem, Massachusetts. They returned to Amherst, Nova Scotia (Tidnish Bridge) to the “Farm”. When mom was 19 her mother died suddenly and mom took over looking after of “Daddy” and Brother Bill. She also worked at the Canada Care stocking new airplane parts. She was always called upon to care for sick or dying family and friends, also delivering babies.
On January 1, 1948 she married George Burgess Fullerton, they purchased their own farm where they raised three children; Rickey, Robert and Dianne. Mom worked hard on the farm raising us “Brats”, cooking for the mill bunkhouse, milking cows, haying, gardening, fixing fences, and being a valued community member.
Due to a poor economy in 1961, Dad moved to BC to look for work. Mom was left to hold the fort down raising us and keeping the farm running.
In 1963 mom loaded up the car with camping supplies, maps, 3 kids and a dog. We looked like The Beverly Hillbillies minus the rocking chair; and drove across Canada ending up in Castlegar. Mom was active in the community supporting hockey, teaching Sunday school and CGIT and starting St. David’s thrift shop. Mom and Dad made many good friends in Castlegar. You would see them camping, hunting, fishing usually with a few grandkids in tow. All grandkids and great grandchildren were proud owners of her mittens, socks and sweaters.
In 1993, Dad passed away and mom continued to maintain and live in her own home in Castlegar. In January 2010, mom moved to Nelson to Lakeview Village, to be closer to her daughter Dianne. She enjoyed 1 and a half years there: Due to some major health issues she moved in with Dianne in September 2011 and remained with her until her passing.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Owen and Rhoda MacGlashen, husband George, brother Bill, son-in-law Ken Hebert. Left to carry on her legacy, Rick (Pam) of Prince George, Robert (Mary Ann) of Kelowna, Dianne Hebert of Nelson, grandkids Jennifer (Ken), Lisa (Dave), Nicole (Doug), Kathleen (Chris), Jay (Melanie), Jeff (Roxanne); great grandkids, Kathryn, Daniel, Brooklyn, Jordann, Bobby, Cassidy, Abby, Alexis, Nathan, Tyler and Mason; two step great grand daughters Brianna and Alyssa; sister-in-law Marie MacGlashen. Deeply loved by nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of life to be held at the United Church in Castlegar 809 MerryCreek Road at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
PLEASE WEAR SOMETHING PURPLE TO HONOR THE LADY THAT LOVED PURPLE
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
God saw you getting tired.
And a cure was not to be.
He put his arms around you
And whispered, come to me.
With tears we watched you suffer
And saw you fade away
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
With beautiful eyes to rest.
God broke out hearts to prove to us
That he only takes the best.
A million times we’ve needed you
A million times we’ve cried
If our love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place
No one else can ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For a part of us went with you
The day God took you home.