Marilyn passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge on March 14, 2016. Marilyn was born in Victoria, B.C. to John and Doris Lupton. After graduation she travelled to Fruitvale to visit her aunt, Sarah Wright, where she met Gilbert Nelson, a family friend whom she would marry in 1958. They had three children and found happiness until Gil’s untimely passing in 1976. Life was very difficult, then she found her “forever love” and married Wayne Levick in 1978. A new family was born with the addition of Carol-Lyn and Randy.
Mom passionately enjoyed card making, hosting dinner parties and many wonderful trips in “The Bus” with the gang to Arizona. Most memorable times were had with her kids and grandkids.
If you were fortunate to have known her, you will know that the door was always open, a meal ready for the offering, a shoulder for comfort, and a friend who was just up the hill. This lady will hold a special place in our hearts. Luv you dearly, honey.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Wayne, children Dwayne (Patti), Trina (Darrell), Rusty (Terri), Carol-Lyn (Irwin) her grandchildren; Kim (Brett), Cameron, Erik (Marie), Tim, Madison, Derek (Chelsey), Aaron, Ryan and Zach.
She was predeceased by her parents, her twin sister Esther at birth, first husband Gilbert Nelson, step-son Randy Levick and mother-in-law Ellie Levick.
We would like to thank Dr. Jacobsen, Dr. Edge, staff of CVL, T-Care, the home care nurses and special thanks to her “Bag Lady” Diane Kniss for the loving care shown to Marilyn.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice in Marilyn’s name. A Celebration of Life will be held at the BV Curling Rink in Fruitvale on March 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Gwen Ziprick, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski with Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.