It is with deep sadness and shock the family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister Marlene, who passed away at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital on January 26, 2015 after an undiagnosed agonizing ordeal.
“Mom” was born in Calgary, AB on December 16, 1946, third child in a family of eight, and moved to the Shuswap in 1973 with husband John Doyle, her parents and a sister.
Predeceased by her loving husband John (August 23, 2006), her father John Monaghan (May 3, 1988) and her mother Helen Monaghan (September 11, 2007)
Marlene is survived by her loving son Blair Doyle and daughter-in-law April Burnstick, two beautiful grandchildren Demika and Lucas and her faithful, loving and devoted companions Suki & Murphy all of Salmon Arm. Marlene is also survived by her sister Corrina Monaghan and numerous other siblings and extended family throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
Mom worked for Canada Post in Calgary and in Salmon Arm for several years and after her son was born, she spent many hours assisting teachers and students alike at the school in Sorrento.
Marlene enjoyed going to garage sales and collecting a vast array of different “treasures”. She was known for her wonderful personality, smiling eyes, good nature and awesome sense of humour and wit. She was a devoted, faithful friend and confidant to many and will be sadly missed by all.
As per “Mom’s” request, a private cremation was held at Fischer’s Crematorium on Friday January 30, 2015 and a Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday February 28, 2015 at 12 noon, please join us and share your memories of Marlene with us at Fischer’s Funeral Services.
The family wishes to thank Nurses Margaret, Leanne and Eileen for their compassion and attempt to comfort “Our Mom”, even though no one was able to diagnose and treat her illness in time.
If family or friends so desire, donations may be made in Memory of Marlene Joan Doyle, to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.
***Together at Last, Painfree and at Peace***
Email condolences and share memories of Marlene through her obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com