October 4, 1939 - October 8, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Marlene, nee Wonnick, was born in Steinbach, MB, moved to the New Westminster, BC area with her family as a child. She went to school in Burnaby.
Married husband Robert (Bob) in 1958. They moved to Merritt in 1960 & over the next several years raised 3 children, Craig, Paul, Janice to school age & she then began working at Nicola General Hospital in Merritt as a nurse's aid.
She was also active in recreational golf & curling & spent many weekends & holidays with family & friends camping at the many lakes in the area. She was a great cook & always loved to entertain.
In 1982 Marlene & Bob moved to Houston, BC, when Bob was transferred to Equity Silver Mines. Again she found work as a health services coordinator until retiring with Bob to Kamloops in 1996.
They spent many years travelling around the world, including much of the USA, Europe, N. Africa, Asia, Australia/NZ as well as a number of lengthy cruises until Marlene began suffering from dementia.
Marlene was a kind, loving, generous lady remembered by family & friends.
Besides her children & husband, she is survived by granddaughter's Mandy & Heather, great granddaughter Hailey & sister Norma Hodgson.
We would like to thank Dr. Vlahos, IHA Nurse's & Ponderosa Care Home for their kindness & care.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
250-377-8225 Drake Cremation & Funeral Services