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
First Lutheran Church
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.