Marilyn (nee: Lee) strand

It is with great sadness that the family of Marilyn Strand, 67, announces her passing on Wednesday, August 9th, 2006 in Chilliwack, B.C. After a courageous battle with cancer. Marilyn was born in Fort Frances, Ontario July 12th 1939 and grew up at Bear’s Pass, Ontario. She worked as a nursing assistant at Laverendrye General Hospital and later at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances. She also worked part-time at Reid’s Voyageur Inn Motel as a front desk clerk. In 1980, Marilyn moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba and in 1981 she moved to Chilliwack, B.C. with her partner Colin Searle. She attended University College of the Fraser Valley and went to work as a home care worker with Fraser Valley Health Care until shortly before she passed away. In her spare time Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her cat Wally and her dog Radar. She was also very talented at needlepoint and crocheting. In her earlier years, Marilyn enjoyed fishing on Rainy Lake and was an avid curler. Marilyn is survived by her sisters Florence (Ken) Ogden, of Fort Frances Ontario and Delores (Orville) Eyolfson of Bear’s Pass, Ontario; her sisters-in-law Joanne Lee of International Falls Manitoba and Rita Lee of Winnipeg Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Arthur Strand and her partner Colin Searle in 1991. Her father Arthur Lee and her mother Matilda Lee. She was also predeceased by her sisters Dorothy Storey, Hazel Struve and Lucille Prymak; her brothers Rueben Lee, Arthur Lee Jr., Ronnie Lee and Everett (Poncho) Lee; brotheres-in-law Barney Byzewski, Isaac Storey, Ralph Struve and Walter Prymak and nephew Brent Ogden. A Mass in memory of Marilyn Strand will be said at 2PM on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chilliwack, B.C. Private family burial. In memorium donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society directly or c/o McLean’s Funeral Services Ltd. 45651 Lark Rd. Chilliwack, B.C. V3R 3N5. Arrangements in care of McLean’s Funeral Services Ltd.