Wendy Maureen Markevich

MARKEVICH, Wendy Maureen (Granny) passed away suddenly on April 21, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years; Birney, her children; Rebecca, Dan (Lisa), Robin (Shawn), Melissa (Jeff), Aimee (Chris), her grandbabies; Ethan, Colton, Colby, Tyson, Christian, Jordan, Alyssa and Connor, and her sister; Fran (John). Wendy was predeceased by her parents Woodrow and Muriel Anderson, her brothers; Bryant and Wayne and her sister Karen.

Wendy was born on April 8, 1946 in Nelson, BC. She grew up in Ymir and attended high school in Salmo. Soon after high school she travelled to Edmonton, AB where she met her husband Birney. They married on August 13, 1966 and moved to Nelson to start their family. They went on to raise five children and have eight grandbabies.

Wendy was a very proud mother but an even prouder grandmother. She was known as “Granny” to everyone. It didn’t matter if you were family, friend or stranger; she treated all children as if they were her own. If you knew Wendy at all, then you would have heard many a story and seen many a picture of her grandbabies.

Wendy loved flowers, butterflies, knitting and crocheting, playing computer games, doing puzzles, and just spending time with her family and her little dog Bailey. She will forever be admired for her strength, determination and love for her grandbabies. We will all miss her dearly, treasure our family memories and hold her in our hearts always. We love you mom….to the moon and back.

May the Lord forever hold you in the palm of his hand.

A Memorial Service was held on May 2nd at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Salmo with Father John Ruder officiating.

As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation in Wendy’s memory to the charity of their choice.


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