December 18, 1940 – April 29, 2021
Marlene Audrey Weigelmann passed away peacefully on Thursday April 29, 2021 in Chilliwack at the age of 80.
She is survived by the love of her life Walter; daughter Mighele and grandchildren Ryan, Mishauna (Kevin) and great grandchildren Kolton, Chace and Beckham; daughter Denise (Geoff) and grandchildren Sara and Mitchell; and son Rick (Pauline) and grandchildren Tahya, Kijana and Devin.
Marlene was born in Pender Harbour, and is predeceased by her parents Frank and Margaret Toews. The lived on the north end of Harrison Lake where they operated a logging camp.
Marlene was a devoted wife to the love of her life Walter for 60 years. After graduating from Chilliwack Senior High School Marlene pursued a career in nursing. A short time later she met Walter and they were married in Chilliwack in 1960.
They later moved to a small farm in Greendale and lived there for 47 years raising their children. It was the best years of their lives raising a family. After living on the farm for 47 years, they sold and moved to a gated community in Sardis.
She took great pride in loving and caring for her entire family. Marlene and Walter also cherished their very close friends over the years. In later years, Marlene especially adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She loved gardening, making home cooked meals which she shared at many family gatherings, bowling and especially loved dogs, cats and horses. Marlene and Walter enjoyed the dance floor and enjoyed supporting Ducks Unlimited events.
She was the sole back-bone of their successful businesses, Walter’s Bulldozing and Repairs and Timberline Air. Walter would say “if it wasn’t for you, this business would never have done as well as it did”. Walter and Marlene worked as a team together all their lives and their devotion to each other never went unnoticed.
Marlene was a lovely, caring woman. She had a ready smile, robust laughter and a quick wit. Above all, she was kind and a welcoming friend. She touched many lives. She will be dearly missed by her husband Walter, her loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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