January 9, 1934 – March 12, 2021
On March 12, 2021, this pretty lady our mom, grandmother, great grandmother Marion Frances Trebilcock age 87 passed away peacefully with her children close by at Chilliwack General Hospital. Mom spent the last two and half months in and out of hospital with kidney failure and congestive heart failure.
True to her character, mom fought with courage and inner strength right to the very end.
Born January 9th, 1934 in Quesnel BC to Richard and Mary-Jane.
In 1939 when mom was 5 yrs old her family decided to take a nine month trip to Europe that ended up turning into seven years trapped in Germany during the second world war labelled as an alien enemy. Near the end of the war mom and her family were placed in a displacement camp until they were able to get safe passage home to Canada.
When mom was a teenager she found herself homeless and at 18 decided to join the Canadian Air Force where she met her late husband Allan Dennis Trebilcock. They married on January 16th, 1954 and were married for 62 years widowed for 5 years. Together they had 5 children Nalla, Richard, Carrie, Bruce & Jane, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Family was her strength, pride and joy.
While in the services they were first stationed in Quebec then moved to Fontainebleau (France) for 5 years, returned to Ottawa then Kamloops BC. After leaving the services they moved to Burlington, Ontario.
In their early retirement they lived in Victoria, BC with their final destination in Chilliwack BC to be close to family. Both mom and dad were proud veterans and were well looked after as a veteran. We are grateful for all the support and kindness shown by Veterans Affair.
When mom was in her fifties she developed breast cancer that resulted in a mastectomy. She survived cancer and went on to be a volunteer for other breast cancer patients.
When mom was 81 she went back to school and graduated with her grade 12 diploma. To have mom be a part of the ceremony gowned and capped was a proud moment.
Mom loved being at home sewing and knitting up a storm for all her grandchildren. She also loved playing Euchre with her friends at the Legion, or with her family after Sunday dinner. Euchre was her favourite, but she was up for all games that brought her family together. Mom also loved gardening, and spending time in the garden centres. Her home was filled with pink and purple flowers and flowering plants. She never left the garden centre empty handed.
Our hearts are heavy with her passing as she will be dearly missed. Mom was the heart of our family and empowered us to be strong, independent, courageous individuals but most importantly to look after each other as a family.
We want to express our sincerest gratitude and admiration to all the doctors and nurses that looked after mom on 3rd north and 4th south floors of Chilliwack General Hospital. They showed tremendous compassion, care, support and kindness to mom and our family during a very challenging time with this pandemic. A heartfelt thank you!
Funeral Services will be kept private at this time due to the pandemic. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Kidney Foundation on her behalf. Thank you.
Please share any memories you have at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/chilliwack-bc/marion-trebilcock-10111314
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