March 7, 1917-March 24, 2007
The world experienced the loss of a very special woman on March 24, 2007 with the passing of Marjorie Compeau at the Waverly Care Facility in Chilliwack, B.C. She was born in North Vancouver, B.C. on March 7, 1917, and raised, educated and married in the Rosedale/Chilliwack area. Marjorie moved to Osoyoos, B.C. with her husband, Howard, and family in 1948 where she helped in the family butcher shop business and in 1956, the first Super Valu. She worked at other businesses over the years, but Marjorie was first and foremost an Osoyoos community supporter and dedicated volunteer with a list of organizations too long to list here. She twice received the Chamber of Commerce Good Citizen Award and also the Soroptimists’ Woman of Distinction Award. As well as her numerous volunteer activities, she found time for power walking, hiking, biking and cross country skiing. She swam at her lakeside home each year until her late 80’s. Marj was a remarkable lady!
Marjorie will be lovingly remembered by her family: son, Bob (Sharon) Compeau of Yakima, Washington; daughter Cherrie (Bill) Coombes of Chilliwack; grandchildren- Brian (Leanne) Coombes of Chilliwack; Charlene Coombes of Chilliwack; J.J. Compeau of Yakima, Washington; Tony England of Beaverton, Oregon; great grandchildren- Miranda and Carson Coombes of Chilliwack; and Anthony England of Oregon; brother- Warner (Mary) Hockin of Chilliwack; sister Mildred Hockin of Chilliwack. She was pre- deceased by: husband, Howard, in 2002, infant daughter, brother Henry and sister Marie.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at the Waverly for their devoted and loving care for the past two years.A memorial celebration of life for Marjorie will be held on Saturday, April 14th at the Osoyoos United Church at 1:30 P.M. with Marie Swanson-Henry officiating. A reception will follow in the United Church hall. Private family graveside committal will precede the service. Donations gratefully accepted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 483, Oliver, B.C. VOH 1TO, or the S.O. Hospice, R.R.#3, 7139-362nd Ave., Oliver, B.C. VOH 1TO. Arrangements and sincerely appreciated assistance entrusted to Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack and Graham Funeral Home, Osoyoos/Oliver.