Born in Trail, British Columbia, Marilyn graduated from J. Lloyd Crowe High School where she met her husband of 56 years and love of her life, Ivo. Marilyn is survived by her husband, sons Greg (Megan), Brian (Karen), Richard (Laurie) and four grandchildren who were at the center of her world: Sam, Ivo, Teresa and Gillian. She is also survived by brothers Jim, Gary (Maureen), Bob (Teresa) and brother-in-law Cele (Jean) plus numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. She was predeceased by brother Alan (Marianna). A gifted teacher of 30 years, Marilyn touched the lives of students at three Vancouver elementary schools. She carried the love of others from the classroom to the dining room where she welcomed everyone with sumptuous dinners and baked goods. Marilyn and Ivo’s homes were always the center of much activity, merriment and warmth, especially during holidays and birthdays. Marilyn was defined by her kindness. Graced with a huge heart, she always supported the underdog whether in figure skating (especially if they were Canadian), on the gridiron (but only if they were named B.C. Lions) or in life. Marilyn’s sanctuary was and always will be the family cabin at Sakinaw Lake. Her spirit will live on there as it will in the lives of the countless people she touched. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we say our good byes. In lieu of flowers a donation to Canuck Place or The Diabetes Foundation of Canada (regional) will be greatly appreciated. A private ceremony
for family will be held at a later date.