August 28, 1935 - September 30, 2017
Marie passed away at Christenson Village on Saturday, September 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She will be fondly remembered by her many colleagues, friends and students.
Marie was born in Bolton, England, and received her degree from Durham University before going into a career in market research. She then changed her career direction and went to teaching college, and whilst teaching met the love of her life Joe.
In 1967 Marie and Joe emigrated to Canada, living in Lillooet, Alert Bay, Holberg and then finally settling in Sechelt. After raising four children and having a long teaching career spanning from St. Osmond's in the UK to the Sunshine Coast, she entered into a well deserved retirement.
Marie is survived by her loving husband Joe, her children Martin, Tony (Moira), Alyssa (Lloyd), daughter-in-law Denise, and grandchildren Natalie and Michael. She is predeceased by her son Dominic, her brother Alec, and her parents Joseph and Maggie.
The family would especially like to thank the staff at Christenson Village for the excellent quality of care Marie received during her time there.
Marie's funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Holy Family Catholic Church at 5700 Nickerson Road, Sechelt, BC. It will be followed by a Celebration of Life beginning at 12:30 pm in the Holy Family Hall (access via the back entrance).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimers Society.
October 7, 2017
Holy Family Catholic Church
5700 Nickerson Road
SECHELT, BC V0N 3A7