It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Maraleen, was a kind and loving spirit who always kept smiling in the face of adversity.
A Registered Nursing graduate from St. Paul’s Hospital (class of 1965), Maraleen then went on to complete her Certificate of Occupational Health in 1987.
She and Malcolm, her adoring husband of 45 years, met in Prince George and ultimately settled in Vancouver to raise their family, Josh & Lisa.
Maraleen is pre-deceased by her brothers Roland (Bud) and Alfred (Swede), sister Ingrid and parents Agnes and Nels.
Left behind are many who love her dearly; Malcolm, sister JoAnn, brother Trent (Julie), son Josh (Amy), grandchildren Gabbi and Joey. All who knew Maraleen will remember her for her passion to learn, her positive manner and her sheer determination. Maraleen suffered from advanced RA and fought it with amazing grace.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the arthritis foundation (www.arthritis.ca) in support of the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre. Maraleen, you are always in our hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be held for all on Saturday, July 13th, 1:30pm, at the Inn At The Quay.