Mary Jane KORTE

Mary Jane KORTE

Mary Jane Korte, born January 28, 1945 passed away peacefully on January 14, 2015 in Chilliwack at the age of 69. Mary Jane was the eldest daughter of Adolf and Fern Bitinsky. She grew up in Middle Lake, Saskatchewan with a love of music. MJ loved to sing, played the accordion, organ and guitar. In addition to being nicknamed ‘Blanche’ by her friends, MJ was a people person, charming, and compassionate – one who would stand up for the underdog. She excelled in sales, and worked in real estate until 1991. MJ was a friend of Bill W’s since 1988, and she was active in the Fibromyalgia Wellspring Foundation. Mary Jane is survived by her sons Donavan Rocher, Robert Rocher (Judy) and John Rocher, by her grandchildren Samuel Rocher and Jesse Rocher, and by her siblings James Bitinsky and Laura Eckl. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack. Pastor Leon Throness will be officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Mary Jane Korte’s name to the Fibromyalgia Wellspring Foundation. Online condolences may be offered at

Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack BC V2P 1B5 604-793-4555

Chilliwack Progress

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