With great sadness, we announce the passing of Marvin Lundeen on December 13, 2014 at the age of 90 after a year-long struggle with lung cancer.
Marvin was born in Govan, SK and in 1930 homesteaded with his family in the BC Peace River country where he grew up. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1943 and met his future wife, Frances Miles, in 1945 while both served at Tofino. They were married in 1946.
With Frances’s support, Marvin earned a law degree from UBC and was called to the Bar in 1951. He practiced law in Dawson Creek, BC until 1974. He was a founding member of the BC Law Foundation, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1971 and appointed a Provincial Court judge in 1974, based in Salmon Arm until his retirement in 1990. Marvin relocated to Port Coquitlam, BC in 2010. Marvin was an avid curler, golfer and, earlier in life, horseman and was active in many organizations.
Above all, he valued family and enjoyed his three children, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, his sister and family, and his many nieces, nephews and their families. Marvin is predeceased by his parents, Swan and Olivia, brother Harold, sister Darleen and his beloved wife Frances. He is deeply missed by sister Mardelle Blanchette (Marcel), sons Richard (Gabriele) and Barry (Victoria) and daughter Trudi, grandchildren Jeff (Laura), Amanda (Nathan), Rob (Jessica), Mark (Jamie), Riley, Jennifer and Lisa, and great grandchildren Chantal, Austin, Malakai, Freya, Olive, Adreanna and Leo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the BC Cancer Foundation. A celebration of Marvin’s life will be held in Salmon Arm this summer.
Information at www.burquitlamfuneralhome.ca.