Joan Marilyn Spalding (nee Morris)

Passed away peacefully in her home at Haven Hill Retirement Centre on November 4, 2012. Marilyn was born in Guelph Ontario on March 31, 1933 to parents Evelyn and Glen. She was married in 1954 to Robert William Spalding of Preston Ontario. Living in Kitchener they began their family with the addition of three children. In 1972 the family moved to Salmon Arm where Marilyn worked in retail while raising her family. In 1992 following the passing of her beloved husband, she moved to Penticton to help run the family coffee bar (The Spotted Dog). Marilyn retired and settled into the role as grandmother (Nana) to Nolan Spalding in 2000. At that time she also enjoyed volunteering at the Penticton Retirement Center gift shop. Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her children Andy Spalding of Penticton, Karen Spalding of Salmon Arm, David (Lisa) Spalding and grandson Nolan of Penticton. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband during a private family service in Salmon Arm. Our loving mother will be deeply missed and will live in our hearts forever. The family would like to thank the staff at Haven Hill for their care and support in making Marilyn’s final years peaceful. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice or to the Penticton SPCA may be sent to the family through

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