Aug 7, 1933 – May 5, 2018
‘Sweet’ Marie left this earth peacefully, surrounded by her children at The Cascades Hospice in Chilliwack, BC. after a short but valiant battle with cancer.
Born Charlotte Marie Howell in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan she was the only daughter of Murray and Jean Howell (nee Taylor). As a young girl growing up on a rural farm outside Dunblane, she quickly found an affinity for animals which she carried through her whole life. Marie also learned to sew at a young age and loved to fish. Although her older brother Alvin (Margaret) was 14 years her senior they remained close until his passing in 2003. The Howell family still farms the original land.
Marie attended The Saskatchewan Hospital Training School and graduated in 1955. After working in numerous hospitals her last job was at Valleyhaven Seniors Home in Chilliwack. This closed out an intense commitment to a life of service to scores of patients. Of course her service continued as it always had to her beloved family. Marie always put her family first. Even near the end her concern was still focused on everyone else.
Marie was predeceased by her husband, Henry and is survived by her three sons, Gordon (Sharon), David (Carolynne), Kevin (Shani), as well as her cherished baby girl, Susan. Marie will also be profoundly missed by her 7 grandchildren, Jeanine, Tegan (Jesse), Scott (Lindsey), Daylin, Liam, Taylor and Kiera. GG will be remembered by her 6 great-grandchildren Tare, Kian, Bailey, Adison, Ronan and Vera.
The great grandchildren will most miss the love sewn into every pair of pyjamas that arrived from GG every Christmas. The family would like to thank Dr. Chantal Chris along with the entire staff of The Cascades Hospice for their care and dedication to their patients.
The family welcomes your presence at a service to celebrate Marie’s life which will be held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 8871 School Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, June 2nd commencing at 1 pm.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Chilliwack S.P.C.A. or the Canadian Cancer Society.