We Remember

CARTER, Marian Ellen (nee Thompson)

At the age of 96, Marian passed peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Kelowna General Hospital.


Beloved wife of the late Wesley (Nick) Carter, sister to Frances Allen and to Dorothy McKays (deceased) and predeceased by her sons Billy (1940) and Kenny (1963). She is survived by her son Nicholas and was adored by family and friends.


Born in Edmonton in 1921, Marian grew up in Cranbrook, met and married her husband Nick in Banff in 1950.  As well as being a wife and mother, Marian was her late husband’s partner in the many businesses and ranches they owned and operated in Alberta and in British Columbia.

Known for her elegance, she also enjoyed the country life, horses, birds, but especially cats.


Marian’s warmth and kindness was gladly given to all who met and knew her. Strongly independent, she lived life on her own terms.  She travelled the world with her husband, with her sister and by herself.  Ever the optimist, she loved and enjoyed life to its fullest. She will be deeply missed by all.


Those wishing to join the family for a time of visitation, may do so on Friday, September 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, followed by a Funeral Service on Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 am, both at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.


Donations may be made to the BCSPCA 1-800-665-1868.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”

Friday, September 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Details

The service for CARTER, Marian Ellen (nee Thompson) is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Cousin Dave says:

    Nicky, so sad to hear of the passing of your dear Mom, a card & letter is on its way to you.
    Although Tammy, Katie & Georgina only met her briefly, they have never forgotten about it.
    The photo is of my girls, me and the ‘travelling Moms’ in London in September 2006.

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