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COATES, Marjory Clara (nee Nordick)

Passed away July 23, 2013 at the age of 73 in Kelowna, BC after a prolonged illness.  Marjory is lovingly remembered by her beloved husband of 52 years, Wayne; sons: Randy (Pam), Bryan (Chris); grandsons: Zachary and Jordan as well as many other family and friends.  Marjory came from a family of nine brothers and sisters.  She was born and raised in Watson, Saskatchewan; met and married Wayne in 1961.  They lived in Calgary, Lethbridge and moved to Kelowna in 1979.  Marjory worked at the Royal Bank for many years, until her retirement in 1995.  With their retirement, Marjory and Wayne enjoyed their snowbird status and spent many happy winters with their friends in El Centro, California, where she could always be found either at the golf course, the ball park keeping score for the ball team or around the fire pit for a social happy hour.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 29th at 1:00 pm at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  The family wishes to thank Marjory’s many friends who supported her and Wayne throughout her illness; with special mention to Gayle Dawson and Betty Nordick, without whom it would have been much more difficult.  The family would also like to thank the staff at Cottonwoods Extended Care Unit Ward E for their amazing care.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Suite #307-1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8N3.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Monday, July 29th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for COATES, Marjory Clara (nee Nordick) is scheduled for Monday, July 29th at 1:00 pm. 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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  • Anne Grainger says:

    For Wayne and his family my deepest sympathy, for the loss of their loved one. Margie was a great lady I enjoyed the times we shared a drink or a laugh together. Margie was always a positive person anytime I was in her company, may she find the peace she well deserved.

  • Linda Comeau says:

    Dear Wayne and family, We are so sorry to hear about Marj and want you to know that our thoughts are with you at this time. Marj held a very special place in my heart for all those years we worked together. I know she will be missed. Take care. Love Len and Linda

  • Donna Basran says:

    Sorry for your loss, Have great memories of Marj while working with her at RBC,., She was a great Lady,.,
    Donna Basran

  • Dr. Jim & Bette-Ann MacNeil says:

    We still laugh at our winning the Scavenger Hunt with Wayne and Marj at Sunbeam a few years back. Marj found all the tough articles. When we couldn’t find a rabbit’s foot, the final article, we used a teddy bear’s foot with a key chain. Marj howled when we won. Dr.J.& BA, Lethbridge AB

  • Cheryl and Herb Irwin says:

    It is with great sadness that we learn of Marge’s passing. She was a great friend and neighbor for the ten years we were across the fence from her and Wayne when we lived in Kelolowna. Our deepest sympathies to the family.
    Cheryl and Herb

  • Merv & Donna Haderer says:

    Wayne & Family We are sorry for your loss but know Marj is now in a better place and suffering no longer. We will always remember all the good times we had camping,fishing and golfing all these years.

  • alan,julie robbins says:

    Wayne and family, our sincere condolences, on the passing of Marg.. you are in our thoughts. Alan and Julie Robbins

  • Ken & Lois Richards says:

    Wayne and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Lois and I regret that we never had the pleasure of meeting Marjory, she certainly seemed to be a special lady. Wayne, you know where we are. Don’t hesitate to let us know if we can be of any help

  • Al and BJ Clement says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Marj was a great lady, and we have many happy memories of her. You can feel relieved that she is in a better place now.

  • Al and BJ Clement says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Marj was a great lady, and we have many happy memories of her. You can rest easy knowing that she is in a better place now.

  • Heather and Bill says:

    Dear Wayne and Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. We liked Marg very much.She was a very nice person. You two looked like you were enjoying life and retirement before her illness took it’s toll.I know you have many great memories. Hugs from Heather and Bill Adams.

  • Ray & Judy Eason says:

    Wayne and family, Our sincere condolences and prayers in the loss of Marj. She always had a friendly hello and smile whenever we met,whether it be in the neighbourhood on James Rd, at the curling club or down South where we all enjoyed our retirement fun times with friends from Kelowna. Good memories! God bless her!

  • Nobby&Gen Wildemann says:

    Wayne ,We are so sorry to hear of your loss we are thinking of you at this time. Nobby&Gen Wildemann

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