Lisa Marken, 47 years old of Nelson, BC passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Lisa was the beloved wife of Greg Marken, married on May 18, 1991.
Lisa worked in Social Services and the BC Ambulance Service for many years in Castlegar, BC. Lisa struggled with some health issues through those years and decided to put her energy into helping Greg start up their company, GW Marken Appraisal Associates Inc. Later, Lisa upgraded her education again and worked for Interior Health in the Laboratory at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Lisa remained at Kootenay Lake Hospital until she could no longer work. She enjoyed the interaction with people of all walks of life and always treated them with kindness and dignity. Lisa found some of her co-workers to be her best friends and they were a great support to her, she loved them very much.
She is survived by her best friend and husband Greg Marken of Nelson, BC, her wonderful son George Marken (Taylor) of Trail, BC, her three daughters Dayna Kanigan-Roberts (Matt) of Langley, BC, Amanda Kanigan (Brian) currently of Fort McMurray, AB, and Shelley Clarke-Rolleston (Neil) and grandchildren Kailyn and Lucas of Langley, BC. Her parents George and Patricia Allen of Trail, BC, brother Jamie Allen (Heather) of Vancouver, BC, and sisters Debbie Hartland (Colin) of Castlegar, BC, Carolyn Stein (A.J.) of Calgary, AB, and her “little big” Shelly Allen of New York, NY. Lisa is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews she loved dearly. Lisa was predeceased by her older brother Dwayne Allen in 1988.
Funeral Services were officiated by Pastors Stuart and Leonor Laurie at Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:30AM followed by interment in the Nelson Memorial Cemetery.
Thank you to Bill Strilaeff of Castlegar Funeral Chapel who was entrusted with the arrangements.