December 24, 1930 ~ November 30, 2011
Marjorie Comm (nee Erickson) born December 24, 1930, went to her rest in Jesus November 12, 2011.
Marjorie was born in Botha, Alberta, her parents were Albert and Henrietta Erickson. Marj grew up on a farm in the Erskine area, and went to a one room school where she started her singing career age 9. She attended Canadian Union College in Lacombe, Alberta for high school, graduating in 1953. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Walla Walla College in Washington State in 1959. After college she started her teaching career, first in the U.S. at Gem State Academy in Idaho, then in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. In 1964, she met her husband, Ron Comm and they were married December 5, 1964. They later moved to The Pas, Manitoba where she taught high school for several years. In 1970 she earned her Bachelor of Education degree from Brandon University. In 1973 they relocated to Creston where she resided until her passing.
They ran Comm’s Guest House for ten years. Then Marj started her own business, Hi Neighbor, and welcomed hundreds of people to Creston and the surrounding area.
Marj was very involved in the community. She was a charter member of the Blossom Valley singers, involved in Toastmasters clubs, instrumental in getting the local radio station going, and very involved in the theatre productions and plays, singing, acting, sewing costumes etc., and on occasion writing and directing.
Marj was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was involved in various volunteer activities with the church, including assisting with music, sewing and sorting clothes for ADRA, and many other responsibilities.
In 2008 Marj was voted Citizen of the Year in Creston.
In 2009 Marj suffered a cardiac arrest, was resuscitated but had many complications, leaving her in hospital for three months. She recovered and again was involved in a few volunteer activities both in church and in the community. In 2011 her health declined even more and she went to her rest in her home.
Marj was predeceased by her parents Albert and Henrietta; sisters Audrey, Florence, and Bertha; husband Ron in 2009; and infant daughter Lisa Melanie, in 1971.
She leaves to mourn her stepchildren, Trudie Comm, Grande Priaire, Alberta, Dr. Glenn Comm (Dalyce), Calgary, Alberta, Anneli Laws (Alan) Osoyoos, BC; brothers Tom Halstead (Shirley) Edmonton, Alberta, Bert Erickson (Mable) Angwin, California; brother-in-law Alan Clark; many nieces, nephews, and a large number of friends.
Marjorie’s Memorial Service was held November 30, 2011 in the Creston Seventh-day Adventist Church.