Clifford, Marlene Martha

August 7, 1951 – November 3, 2021
at the age of 70 years

Marlane (Marlene) Martha Clifford passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, at the age of 70 years.

Marlane was born in Quesnel, BC on August 7th, 1951, and had been a resident of Salmon Arm, BC since the mid 80’s. She worked for 20+ years as an Educational Aide at Silver Creek Elementary School, her warm-hearted and playful nature enabled an effortless harmony with children of all ages. Some of her favorite things were the colour purple, buddha’s, playing cards, pigs, scratch tickets, music and dancing. She took great pleasure in the little things, like going for walks, tending the chickens, piling wood, doing hair and cooking. Marlane had a deep affection for her family and people in general, you were always welcomed into her home with smiles and hugs. 

Marlane was predeceased by her parents Thomas Victor Simpson, Grace Martha Aldred, stepfather Ted (Clifford) Aldred, her brother Ronald Keehn and stepbrothers Clifford & Ben Aldred. 

Marlane is survived by her children, Micheal David Simpson, Shawn Andrew Clifford (Malinda DeJonckheere), Kevin Edward Bernard Clifford (Christina Brandt), stepdaughter Dana & family, granddaughters Savana Harmony Hedstrom, Angelina Ingenhaag, her siblings Trudeen Renz, Sherry Lawson (Doug), Joyce Jackson, Gail McAllister (Bob), Tom Simpson (Marina), Michael Loring, Bonnie Wilson, Heather Smith, Melody Hamm, Roger Simpson, Cindy Hedstrom (Richard),  Mathew Aldred,  Wanda Simpson (Vern Cote) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family of Marlane (Marlene) Clifford would like to thank the staff at Kelowna General Hospital for the exceptional care given to Marlane and her family in her final few days. Your care was and is greatly appreciated. 

The committal service will be held on Saturday, November 20th, 2021, 11:30 AM at Mount Ida Cemetery with an open house tea held at Silver Creek Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Marlane.

Thank you – Marlane’s family.


  1. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. Until we meet again our sweet Marlane.

  2. Marlane was a good friend of mine. i was always invited to all the birthday parties, like part of the family. goodbye old friend, hope you continue dancing in heaven.

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