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JENKINS, Marion Louise

— November 18, 2018

On November 18, 2018, Marion Louise Jenkins took God’s hand and walked into the light at the age of 84. She is survived by her loving husband and dancing partner, Richard Dale (Darling) Jenkins; daughters Marjorie (Rick) Seaman, Roberta (James) Nixon, Theresa (Clinton) Merslack and Laura (Drew) Whitney; sons Stephan (Colleen) Bednarick and Steve (Tanya) Jenkins; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren who filled her heart with joy. She also leaves behind sister-in-law Dorothy Roberston; brother and sister-in-law Gerald and Sharon Jenkins; aunt Doris Wilson and dear cousins; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marion is predeceased by her brother Lloyd Robertson.

She will be remembered for her devotion to family and friends, her grace, wit, kindness and charm. Her attitude carried her through her trials – always thankful for the so many blessings bestowed upon her. She was quick to point out that there were those who were less fortunate than she.

Marion prided herself on being well “turned out” and having impeccable manners. Marion always said, “you never know when you’re going to dine with the Queen.”

With her outgoing nature and flair for the dramatic, she shared the gift of her voice through radio, theatre, church choir and opera. Family members cherish the paintings she did of majestic mountains.

Marion was the heart of our family. She loved to share the meals she created as we all gathered around the table. She compiled albums of photos, cards and letters that the family still love to pour over and cherish the memories they bring back.

Words cannot begin to express our sorrow, but we know that she has now been fully healed.

We give special thanks to “Dear” Dr. Graeme McCauley, Dr. Nima Shojania and Todd Gale for their commitment to Marion and her comfort.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, with Reverend Keith Reisdorf officiating. Should family and friends so desire, donations may be made in Marion’s name to the Kelowna Gospel Mission, www.kelownagospelmission.ca, or to the First Lutheran Church, www.firstlutheran.ca.

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Friday, Nov 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

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Should family and friends so desire, donations may be made in Marion’s name to the Kelowna Gospel Mission or to the First Lutheran Church. Link: www.kelownagospelmission.ca, www.firstlutheran.ca


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The service for JENKINS, Marion Louise is scheduled for Friday, Nov 23, 2018 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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First Lutheran Church

4091 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Barb Milnes says:

    Dearest Theresa- our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mum. She was an amazing lady- we will never forget her hospitality when we were at your parents’ beautiful home on the lake. She made us feel like part of your extended family with that amazing smile and kindness that she extended to everyone. You were very lucky to have such a wonderful lady to call Mum- with lots of love Peter, Barb & Alex Milnes

  • Janet Skundberg says:

    So sorry for your loss of such a great woman, she will be missed by many.

  • Monika, Matthew, Andrea and Patrick Norlock says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The wonderful memories we will cherish and hold in our hearts always. Marion was known as Granny and loved by all of us dearly. Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathy goes out to all of the family. A special prayer is sent to the Bednarick family. We are thinking of all you. God bless with love.

  • John Brinkerhoff says:

    This was such a beautiful woman, always positive and with a glowing smile. If I had to use a single word to describe Marion is would be “GIVING”.

  • Glen & Debbie Nightingale says:

    It was with great sadness we learned of Marion’s passing. She was our much loved cousin – flamboyant and classy! She delighted us with her hospitality and culinary skills and always made us feel so special! Gracious and talented she brought love and joy to the entire family and we will miss her beyond words! God comfort you Dale and all Marion’s Dear children, family and friends who are mourning. love Glen & Debbie

  • Joel Lawson and Keith Krueger says:

    Marjie – our deepest sympathies. Your memories will give you strength and comfort, but know that you are very much in our thoughts and prayers. Wish I was there to give YOU one of your amazing Marjie hugs.

  • Richard & Fay says:

    Our condolences to all of the family.
    I will always remember the cousins exchanging long visits with each others families. Marion’s stay with the Henry’s and my stay with the Robertson’s will always be part of me. Rest in Peace Marion.
    God Bless
    Love Richard & Fay

  • Tom & Marguerite Chapman says:

    Marjie. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. You, Rick and your family have our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Tom and Marguerite

  • Lloyd Robertson says:

    Even though I was her uncle, Marion and I were the same age. I remember her as a life force and such a beautiful, vibrant and joyful young woman. Please accept condolences from Nancy & myself as you cope with the loss of this wonderful person who left such a lasting imprint on all of us. Sincerely, Uncle Lloyd

  • Donna Shannon and Peter Sauter says:

    Dear Marjie and Rick our hearts and love go out to you and to all of your family.
    Sending compassion and support, Loving you always! Donna and Peter

  • Chris & Stan Matsuda says:

    Theresa, we are so sorry to hear of your beautiful Mother’s passing. She was a picture of elegance, charm & grace. We wish you comfort in the strength she gave you and the love she wraps your heart in. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. xoxo

  • Colleen and Jeff Sawatzky says:

    Our condolences to all of the family. It was a great honour to have met this fine lady. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hugs to all.

  • Karen and Neil Hendry says:

    Dale, we were saddened to hear of Marion’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family. We always loved, enjoyed and fondly remember the times we spent with such a wonderful person. Sincerely, Karen and Neil

  • Dot Jones and Peter says:

    Marji our deepest sympathies are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your Mom was a wonderful woman talented in so many things , full of strength and goodness. Her wonderful smile lit up the room and made everyone near feel her caring and loving spirit. Love Dot and Peter

  • Les and Carol Rein says:

    Dearest Roberta and Jim; We can’t express our very deepest sympathy adequately!
    This also applies to Dale,Matthew, Chelsea, Emily and all of their families! We will never forget the kind and caring qualities of Marion and feel VERY BLESSED that God allowed our paths to cross! We look forward to seeing her smile again in Heaven !! We are praying for every one of you !!
    Love Les and Carol Rein

  • Ches and Carol Woiden says:

    Dale ,Dear Theresa, your sisters and brother we want to extend our most sincere sympathies at this time.. We remember so many times with Marion. CKAL radio – with Jack, installing flooring in different homes, being so wonderful and gracious at Tracey’s wedding in 1984, and for our grandchildren being the wonderful GRANDMARION. You will be very missed but always in our hearts.
    Carol and Ches

  • David Nightingale says:

    Our deepest condolences. Aunt Marion’s combination of love, bubbliness and wit will be greatly missed!

  • Darwin & Joan Henry says:

    Sorry for your loss. As a younger man I remember our family trips from Shilo to Calgary to enjoy Marion’s hospitality and radiant personality, If you were ever down she would cheer you up. Excuse my tears, Love Dar, Joan & Chris

  • Helene Killingsworth says:

    Dear Dale, Sincere condolences from my family and I; we all appreciated so much the love Marion
    always extended to us – especially to her “Dear Bill” during our challenging time. She will be missed.

  • Dollene Paquette-Rampersaud and Family says:

    Although Marion was only 1 year younger than me, she was always so much wiser than myself and the rest of the “Alley Gang”. Everyone loved Marion and she sang so beautifully……; I thought she would be and actress and go to Hollywood. She was indeed gifted and we all loved her. I will miss her in my life but hope to see her again in Heaven. hugs and more hugs. Dollene

  • Sharon Kuntz says:

    Dear Dale & Family:
    I was saddened to hear that Marion has passed away.
    She was a special person. Always made you feel at home and welcomed. Her love for family and friends was very heartwarming. Her memory will remain in our hearts.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    Love Sharon oxoxox

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