We Remember

WOOD, Marjorie Rose (née Brunn)

September 14th, 1945

May 12th, 2020 age 74

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marjorie Rose Wood, better known as “Marj”. Marj passed away peacefully on May 12th, 2020 at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 74 after a short but courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.

Marj will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Don Wood; son, Derek Renneberg (Denise Comeau) of Kelowna, step-children: John Wood (Kim Power) of Calgary, and Penelope Wood (Stefan Albert) of San Francisco; and 8 grandchildren: Reanna Lang (Troy Quintal), Kensington Renneberg, Adam Renneberg, Brady Renneberg, Emma Comeau, Katie Comeau, Sophia Albert, and Lena Albert. She is also survived by her sisters: Janice Doepker (Lorne), Donna Hogan, and Deldine Chang; and her brothers: Robert “Bob” Brunn (Dolly), Wayne Brunn, Gerard “Gerry” Brunn (Kris), Henry “Art” Brunn (Linda), Garth Brunn (Carol), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marj was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on September 14th, 1945. She moved to Edmonton in 1966 and shortly after to Kelowna in 1977. Marj worked as an events coordinator at Edmonton’s Convention Inn South and Kelowna’s Eldorado Hotel from 1966 to 1984, then worked in multiple roles at RBC from 1984 to 1994. She married Don Wood on February 21st, 1991, and shortly after joined Don to operate Wood Communications.

After successfully running Wood Communications for 13 years, Marj & Don looked forward to spending their retirement travelling, golfing, and enjoying time with family & friends. Marj was always interested in her family history and researched it intensely for years, creating a very deeply rooted family tree. Marj’s extensive research brought her to Europe in 2007 to meet distant relatives and retrace her ancestors’ footsteps, as well as back to her hometown in 2012 where she helped organize an approximately 600-person family reunion.

Marj was full of quick wit, an infectious laugh, a caring heart, and a talent for hosting fabulous gatherings. Marj will be remembered for cheering at her grandkids’ sports games, warm hugs, constant support, and of course, her infamous Shepherd’s pie and baked beans.

Marj’s family would like to give a special thanks to the compassionate staff at KGH.

There will be no service, by Marj’s request. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, and keeping in spirit with Marj’s volunteering and generous personality, please donate in her memory to the Foundry Kelowna, www.foundrybc.ca/kelowna, or to the BC Cancer Foundation, www.bccancerfoundation.com

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  • Mario Da Rosa says:

    Don, my sincere condolences on your loss.
    Mario Da Rosa

  • Harold & Caroline Pappenfus says:

    We are so sorry and shocked to hear of the passing of Marj. We will always remember her as being so full of energy and of being the life of any gathering. Prayers for you and the family for your great loss.

  • Antoinette Korte says:

    To Marj’s Family and her siblings. Marj was called too soon. In reading of her life I see she seized it and ran. You and our family were blessed to have had her. Thanks for all the good times.

  • Rhea Wiseman says:

    Don, we were so sorry to hear of Marj’s passing. May all the wonderful memories of all the great times you shared, help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    With deepest sympathy, Rhea & Wes

  • Teralee says:

    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. She will be missed. We loved her very much. Big hugs.
    Teralee, Ryan and Kyle

  • Joanne and Ken Baker says:

    To Don and family, remembering Marj for the lovely, fun loving and kind person she was. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.
    Ken and Joanne

  • Sherri says:

    Don and family, Sending our thoughts and hugs

  • Bill and Ria Hogan says:

    We send our sincere condolences . Hold on to your precious memories of Marj.
    Bill and Ria

  • Marina Dickie (nee Rieder) says:

    So very sorry to hear of Marj passing. We are first cousins, and we always remembering the laughs and smiles. Rest in peace dear cousin. Marina Dickie and Yvonne Hulan

  • Derrik Johanneson says:

    My heart felt condolences to you Don and your family. I remember the interaction with Marj and you while with TAC. Always a smile and pleasant meeting. RIP Marj.

  • Darryl says:

    My deepest condolences go out to you Don and the rest of your family. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all .
    Darryl Johnston

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