Marion Evelyn Varcoe
August 5th, 1927 – February 25, 2005
Our beautiful mother Marion passed away peacefully after a brief but difficult and painful struggle.
She passed into the presence of the Lord surrounded by her loving children Colleen, Mavourneen and Kerry, and her grandchildren Aaron Jarman, Sarah and Dylan Ryan, daughter-in-law Kathy Varcoe, sons-in-law Jim Ryan and Jim Reich, and her priest, Reverend Ethel English. She was also survived by grandchildren Megan Reich LeBlanc and Alex Reich. She was predeceased by her son, Vance Emmett Varcoe and husband Sidney Edward Varcoe.
Born in Killarney Manitoba on August 5th, 1927 to Elizabeth Tinney and Gideon Mosher, Marion graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Winnipeg in 1949. With brief breaks when her oldest three children were young, Marion worked as a nurse until her retirement from her supervisory role at Langley Memorial Hospital in about 1981.
Mom was an amazingly loving and supportive mother and grandmother, instilling in us all a strong sense of the importance of family. She had a wonderful close relationship with her mother, and the tradition has continued. She loved all manner of flowers, plants and birds. She loved to sing, write stories and paint. Mom’s adventurous, good hearted spirit and gleeful sense of humour will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
A Memorial service was held in Ashcroft BC, at St. Alban’s Anglican Church on Saturday, March 5th. Those who wish to make donations in her memory may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society.