MARLENE MARIAN WALSH
1964 ~ 2011
Marlene Marian Walsh of Kamloops passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 46 years of age.
She is survived by her loving husband Tom, daughter Kaylie Walsh of Kamloops, her mother Sandra Grier of Clearwater B.C., mother in-law Shirley Walsh of Kamloops B.C., brother Wes (Julie) Grier of Prince George B.C (Amanda, Louie and Jessie), and sister in-law Linda (Paul) Anderson of Burnaby (Catherine and Rachel).
Predeceased by father Herman Grier; father in-law Jim Walsh, aunts Louise & Lynnette; and cousins Bill & Brian.
Marlene was born in Williams Lake on December 17, 1964. She moved to Clearwater in 1968 where she grew up and graduated from Clearwater Secondary School in 1982.
After graduation she pursued a career in Health Care. She worked at Overlander Extended Care Hospital, where she met the love of her life, Tom, and they were married on April 25th, 1991. They lived at Pinantan Lake for a number of years where they were blessed with the birth of their daughter Kaylie. They returned to Kamloops where they began their own dream of sharing their home, helping adults with developmental disabilities. Marlene was proud of her family and extended family for their accomplishments. She volunteered as a fundraiser for the Westsyde Secondary School where she became known as the ‘Pie Lady’ by the school band students. She truly loved her volunteering experience, the students and the people that she worked with. She was a friend to all and will be sadly missed by everyone, including her “Furry” friends Clowie and Tucker.
Special thanks to Dr. Vukusic and the Emergency staff at Royal Inland Hospital, and to Len and Tannis Ross, Paul and Heather Riegert, Bill and Darlene Campbell, and all who brought food and helped in any way they could.
A Memorial Service was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Al Robbins officiating.
Donations in Marlene’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 203-635 Victoria St., Kamloops BC V2C 2B3.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home, 250-554-2577
Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com