May 28, 1941 – Feb 20, 2018
Marilyn passed away after a long and horrendous battle with Alzheimers. She was predeceased by her parents Mary and Clarence and brother Cliff Linn.
Marilyn leaves behind her family; son Brian (Char) Bishop and daughter Dawnna (Ali) Coyle. Grandchildren; Brendon Bishop, Shawn (Jessica and Easton) Bishop, Kelsey Bishop, Ashley (Clay, Lynlee and Carson) Armstrong, Courtney (Chris, Macy and Nash) King, Jace (Kelsie and Jagger) Coyle.
She is also survived by her sister Monica (Ken) McClain, nephews and nieces.
Marilyn was born in Creston and grew up in Riondel. Her family moved to Elkford where she resided for over 30 years. She was employed at Fording Coal until her retirement to Creston.
Marilyn was an accomplished golfer and curler, later in life she worked on developing her artistic talents; she excelled at painting eggs, mastering the traditional Ukrainian style. She loved quilting and made each of her grandchildren their own special quilt, and a few of the great-grandchildren – their first baby quilt had been done by her.
Marilyn spent the last 6 years of her life in Crest View Care Village, the family cannot overstate the great care she received there. We would like to thank the wonderful staff for their patience and compassion in helping Marilyn deal with her illness, especially Sherri, Stacey, and Laura for the extra time they spent with her.
Marilyn cherished those friendships and you meant a lot to her and we thank you for all you did to make her final transition an easy one.
There will be a private family service in April.
In lieu of flowers, Marilyn was a longtime supporter of the Union Gospel Mission, so a donation in her name would be greatly appreciated.
Union Gospel Mission, .O. Box 2546 Stn. Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 9Z9.
“Mom is finally at peace and with her Lord”