Our beautiful Caroline (McClelland) Marriott died peacefully in the night in Salmon Arm on December 28th, 2008 at the age of 70 years old, with her loving husband, Roger at her side. Caroline’s three children, John, Dianne and Scott, were also there for her final days to celebrate the life of their wonderful mother.
Caroline was born in Glasgow, Scotland in December 1938 and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Education in 1962. She emigrated to Canada in 1964 and began teaching at Jackson Junior High School in Salmon Arm. Roger also arrived to teach in Salmon Arm in 1964, and the two math teachers met at a math conference in Vernon that same year! Roger and Caroline were married in a lovely ceremony in Shotts, Scotland in 1966, and moved to their current house on 12th Avenue overlooking the Shuswap in 1968.
Caroline taught at Eagle River in Sicamous, and at Jackson, Salmon Arm West, South Broadview and the Senior High in Salmon Arm during her 30-year teaching career. She was also a very active member of the Presbyterian Church in Salmon Arm. Caroline loved golfing and gardening, travelling, swimming in the backyard pool, playing bridge and taking long walks with Roger. And she never lost her love of her homeland, visiting her friends and family in Scotland at least ten times in the forty-four years she lived in Canada!
Caroline will be dearly missed by all of her friends in Salmon Arm and around the world, and by her husband, Roger; her children, John, Dianne (Alan) and Scott; grandchildren, Kalvin, Aidan, Megan, Rhys, and Ty; cousins, Alex and Anne in Victoria, sister-in-law, Betty in Scotland; and nephews and nieces, John, Drew, Carol and Adam in Scotland.
A celebration of Caroline’s life was held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
Church in Salmon Arm on Friday, January 2nd at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Doug Swanson officiating.
Donations in Caroline’s memory may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Bastion Place, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.
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Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.