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SULLIVAN, Margaret Mary “Marnie”

Margaret was born on June 21, 1923 in Cranbrook, BC and died on June 22, 2015 at 4:00 am after a full and productive life of 92 years.


Marnie is welcomed by those who have died before her: her trusted husband of 61 years Herb Sullivan, her many immediate and extended loved family members, along with many friends.


She is survived by her loved family, her daughter Mary (Doug) Bullock and grandchildren Paul (Chrystal) Bullock, Richard (Tasha) Bullock and great grandchildren Shea, Declan, Rayna (Brandon) and great great grandchildren Marilyn, Lisa (Greg) Schoeler, Mark (Amanda) Bullock and great grandchild Stella Grace; her son John (Ursula) Sullivan and grandsons Jordan Sullivan and Casey Sullivan; her daughter Tricia (Lyle) Baker and grandchildren Michael Baker, Amber Baker, Iris (Dean) Mc Whinnie and great grandchildren Isaac and Molly; by her sister Mona (Mac) Sykes, her brother Jim O’Neill, and many extended family members; and by her wonderful friends whom she valued highly.


Marnie shone, in her own unique ways, at being a grand and great grandmother.  She also loved to cook and fed her family nutritious and interesting meals from a rich repertoire of recipes throughout her lifetime.  Marnie worked as a laboratory technician at Kelowna General Hospital and at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for many years.  She also volunteered consistently over her long years of life even into her 90th year.  The University Women’s Club was very important to her, as all initiatives that furthered the education and economic and legal status of women locally, nationally and globally.  Herb once proudly enumerated all of the projects that she had been instrumental in inaugurating or sustaining over the years and the list was long in the telling and included a wide variety of projects that she had put her mind and efforts towards.  She also did little things privately for people in a more personal kind of giving.  And yes, Marnie could talk!  She had so many stories to tell from her travels and about people whom she knew who had done something interesting, extraordinary or funny.

She got many of her attitudes towards death from her Irish father.  One was to be bothered when people made saints out of those who had died.  So, if you knew Marnie, then please find something annoying about her to dwell on for a while along with all of her other exemplary qualities so that she may be remembered as she would have wanted to be!

In honour of Marnie’s lifetime of dedication to service through volunteering her community, please donate to a charity of your choice.  Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 4, 215 at 10:30 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Saturday, July 4, 215 at 10:30 am

St. Charles Garnier Parish

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The service for SULLIVAN, Margaret Mary “Marnie” is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, 215 at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Charles Garnier Parish

3645 Benvoulin Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Tammy Irwin says:

    I have known Marnie for many years through CFUW and Marnie and Herb travelled on the same tour to Vienna, Budapest and Prague that I took following the IFUW meeting in Graz, Austria in 1998. Marnie had a bad cold during the trip but never lost her enthusiasm. She was a great supporter of CFUW and I’ll certainly miss her.
    Sincere condolences, but many happy memories of her, to her family.
    Thomasine (Tammy) Irwin

  • Domenic and Lina Rampone says:

    she will be missed

    in knowing her all my life she had a outstanding outlook on life

    our thoughts and prayers are with you

    Domenic and lina Rampone

  • Betty Ducharme says:

    Please accept our most sincere sympathy in the passing of Marnie. She was a long time good friend of our whole family.
    From the Ducharme family.

  • Susan Murphy says:

    Marnie was a lovely person, whom I met through CFUW. She and I first shared a dinner in Montreal at an AGM on a Friday night She told me about her experiences in BC Council, which I replicated some years later and I got to know her background and story. We continued to share stories when the opportunity arose over the years. She was a strong supporter of women’s rights and education, and she will really be missed.

  • Bev Walls says:

    Marnie was my mentor when I became the first CFUW Regional Director of Vancouver Island. She was a lifeline of information, advice and inspiration. We met often at conferences and worked together on B.C Council. I treasure the vase she gave me as a thank you for working with her at a National Conference. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  • Denise & Bill Nahirney says:

    Our sympathy to Marnie’s family. Marnie was an inspiration to many and especially in CFUW.
    We have many wonderful memories of this grand lady.
    Denise & Bill Nahirney

  • Teresa Mc Namara says:

    Deepest Sympathy from all of Marnies Irish cousins. It was a pleasure to have known Her.

  • Marjorie Beales (Chaplin) says:

    Time passes too quickly, as it seems not so long ago that Marnie was a mentor and friend to me when I spent summers between years of university working in the lab at KGH. She was such a vital person: vital smile, vital actions, vital words….she got so much done! I shall miss knowing I might run into her, and wish her family togetherness in her remembrance.

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