It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved mom,
After a courageous battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully from associated complications on January 12, 2016, surrounded by family.
Predeceased by her parents and her husband of 35 years, Donald Jensen, Marilyn is survived by her brother Robert Smith (Bubba), her three children; Glenn (Julia), Sherri (George), Wayne (Sandra), four grandchildren; Chantelle, Alexa, Graeme, Connor, and many nieces, nephews and friends that she considered family.
Marilyn was born and raised in Grand Forks and spent every summer of her life at Christina Lake. During her work career, Marilyn enjoyed engaging with the public and assisting in any way she could at the Phoenix Mine and at Greyhound, both Grand Forks and Trail. Whether at the lake, home in Trail, or at work, Marilyn was always baking for friends and family as an expression of her love. Over the years, Marilyn involved herself in everything her family was interested in: Trail Minor Hockey, Order of the Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters, Boy Scouts, and Highland Dancing.
Our mother and grandmother, not only made our house a home, but she made it a special haven for us all giving selflessly and generously. Marilyn was a friend and “Mom” to the many that walked through her door. She will be remembered fondly as a confidant who was never too busy to help you out of a jam or to talk; she would sympathize but advise you with clear directions for your next step. She was the strongest person any of us has ever met. Marilyn’s smile, kindness, and words of wisdom live on forever in our hearts. Our lives and family gatherings will never be the same. We were blessed to have shared many years and joyous occasions with her.
Always in our hearts, we love you Mom!
Marilyn’s family would like to extend a thank you to all family, and friends for the help, love and support they have received during this difficult time. The family wishes to thank Drs. Houde and Scotland, as well as the wonderful nurses in the Emergency, ICU, and Chemo Therapy Unit.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Trail United Church, 1300 Pine Avenue, Trail with Reverend Greg Powell officiating. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to the Oncology Unit of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.