Gourlie; Marrion Patricia. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Marrion Patricia Gourlie, age 69, of Chilliwack, BC. She passed away on Feb. 4, 2014 at 1:57pm. She was born to Albert Oldnall and Edna Oldnall on Sept. 12, 1944, in Victoria, BC.
Marrion graduated from Esquimalt High School, and continued on to work as a telephone operator in her early years, a homemaker and retired as a bookkeeper with Canex at CFB Chilliwack. Marrion was a loving wife, was united in marriage to Neil J. Gourlie on August 3, 1963, in Victoria, BC. He preceded her in death Dec. 28, 2006. She was a dedicated mother, devoted grandmother and faithful friend to so many. She enjoyed many years of watching her sons play hockey and daughter figure skate, she was proud of their accomplishments, she was their biggest fan. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She had a keen sense of humour, enjoyed a good laugh and always had pennies in her shoes. Marrion is predeceased by her father, Albert Oldnall, mother, Edna Oldnall, Auntie May, and Uncle Willy. She is survived by her sister Joan (Don) and family; her son David (Kristen); daughter Cheryl (Rudy); and son Bryan (Krista); as well as grandchildren, Kennda, Rudy Jr, Mairin, Meagan, Taylor and Landen. A special thank you to Isabel Clarke, she kindly visited Marrion and treated her to a hamburger and onion rings. As well to the hard working care aides and nurses who tended to her everyday needs.
A memorial will be held on Feb. 22, 2014, noon at Vedder View Gardens Cemetery and followed by Tea.
In memory of Marrion, in lieu of flowers and donations, we ask that you do an “Act of Kindness”, do something special for a senior, put a smile on someone face, for that is what our mom would want.