Marjorie Marks

Marjorie Marks

Marjorie Marks, beloved wife of the late Art Marks, passed away on October 20, 2016 at Swan Valley Lodge in Creston, BC.

Marj was born in 1928 in Vulcan, AB. After attending school at Milo, she went to work at the Vulcan hospital as an assistant cook and dishwasher. As well as helping Art on the family farm at Armada, she worked at the Armada General Store and sold Alberta Hail Insurance. She was a talented painter and avid gardener. In the winter you could find her curling, and in the summer Art and Marj ran their horses on the racing circuit in Lethbridge, Regina, Saskatoon and Great Falls, Montana. In 1973 they moved to Coalhurst and in 1991Marj moved to Creston.

Marj was predeceased by her parents Mabel and Earland Anderson; sister Marion Miller; parents-in-law Thomas and Annie Marks; Wendy Marks; son-in-law Peter Morley; brothers-in-law Henry Lindstedt, Joe Thomson, Bill (Hazel), Jack, and Fred (Dene) Marks; sisters-in-law Doris (Bob) Vaile and Phyllis (Allan) Beaumont.

She is survived by her daughters Myrna (John) Orsten of Lipton, SK, and Pat Morley (Jerry) of Peachland, BC; son Douglas (Mary) Marks of Milo, AB; grandchildren Marlaine Calhoun (Rodger), Trevor Orsten, Amberly (Paul) Vaughan, Kyle (Monica) Marks, Kelsey (Jeremy) Pletz, Kari (Steven) Habraken, Shaun (Melanie) Marks and fifteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Bernice Thomson and Earlene Lindstedt; brothers Charles (Ruth) and Wally Anderson; and brother-in-law Stan (Grace) Marks.

Arrangements by G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel. It was Marj’s wish that there be no funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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