January 10, 1933 – November 7, 2020
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Marlene Lillian Burroughs (Rogers), Jan 10, 1933 – Nov 7, 2020.
Marlene was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Dorothy and Norville Rogers. She lived most of her life in the Vancouver, White Rock / Crescent Beach areas and resided in Chilliwack, B.C. for the last 27 years.
Marlene was an avid writer who wrote stories of her life experiences to share with her sister Gloria who lived in Alberta. The two wrote back and forth for most of their adult lives. Marlene also loved to write poetry which she would often share with her family. She had a passion for animals and loved watching nature shows on television.
She enjoyed long drives in the country with her husband Gordon which they did often in later years. Marlene was a devoted student in her youth. She raised five children and worked for a number of years for both Woodwards and the Hudsons Bay Company in B.C.
She is survived by her loving, devoted husband of almost 70 years, Gordon Arthur Burroughs who courageously cared for her during the last 7 years due
to her failing health.
She is also survived by her sister Daisy Bartlett of Chilliwack B.C. and predeceased by her sister Gloria Hartley, grandson David Burroughs, and great grandson Ryker Matibag. Marlene was proud of her five children; Russ, Dan, Ken, Joe and Laura, their respective spouses, her 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She will forever remain in our minds and hearts and will be deeply missed by all!
According to her wishes she will be cremated and a memorial of her life will be held in the spring by her family. Please visit remembered.com to post
your condolences, share memories or post photos. Flowers may be sent to the family home or donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation
(https://www.heartandstroke.ca/) in her memory.
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