December 16, 1946 – January 26, 2015
at the age of 68 years
Celebration of Life Open House will be held at 12:00 – 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Fischer’s Funeral Services.
It is with deep sadness and shock the family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister Marlene, who passed away at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital on January 26, 2015 after an undiagnosed agonizing ordeal.
“Mom” was born in Calgary, AB on December 16, 1946, third child in a family of eight, and moved to the Shuswap in 1973 with husband John Doyle, her parents and a sister.
Predeceased by her loving husband John (August 23, 2006), her father John Monaghan (May 3, 1988) and her mother Helen Monaghan (September 11, 2007)
Marlene is survived by her loving son Blair Doyle and daughter-in-law April Burnstick, two beautiful grandchildren Demika and Lucas and her faithful, loving and devoted companions Suki & Murphy all of Salmon Arm. Marlene is also survived by her sister Corrina Monaghan and numerous other siblings and extended family throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
Mom worked for Canada Post in Calgary and in Salmon Arm for several years and after her son was born, she spent many hours assisting teachers and students alike at the school in Sorrento.
Marlene enjoyed going to garage sales and collecting a vast array of different “treasures”. She was known for her wonderful personality, smiling eyes, good nature and awesome sense of humour and wit. She was a devoted, faithful friend and confidant to many and will be sadly missed by all.
As per “Mom’s” request, a private cremation was held at Fischer’s Crematorium on Friday January 30, 2015 and a Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 12 noon, please join us and share your memories of Marlene with us at Fischer’s Funeral Services.
The family wishes to thank Nurses Margaret, Leanne and Eileen for their compassion and attempt to comfort “Our Mom”, even though no one was able to diagnose and treat her illness in time.
If family or friends so desire, donations may be made in Memory of Marlene Joan Doyle, to the Canadian Cancer Society.
***Together at Last, Painfree and at Peace***
Mom, I still can’t believe you are gone. It hurts not being able to sit and chat with you while your beautiful grand-babies played along side of us. You have always been there for me, Blair and the kids. Always helping out with nothing in return. All these years I’ve known you you’ve always had the most loving and touching heart. I’m glad to have you as my mom. You were always there for my problems I couldn’t tell anyone else and vise versa. Not one day that goes by that I wish you were here with us but I know the creator needed you more then we needed you but I just wish we had just a little bit more time with you. With all these years of knowing you, you hardly ever spoke of your family and when you did, well we both know what it was about. I’m glad that you and John made one beautiful, handsome, loving son that I get to spend the rest of my life with. Him and I are very happy that you got to meet and spend time with your grandchildren before you were called away from us. I know you are always watching them from heaven with John. Thank you for bringing auntie Corrie into my life as you will always live through her and Blair. I love you mom and will always miss you. Until we meet again ❤
Love you forever and always,
April, Demika and Lucas.
Dear Blair and family:
I too wish to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers on the passing of you Mom and my sister. Wish we could have spent more time together being only two hours down the road!! May god bless and may you know Mom is in a better place. We may have lost Marlene in body but boy do I have her in memories !!!
Love and peace be with you Blair and family
Auntie Sharon Uncle Rick and family
It is with great sadness to here of the passing of my sister Marlene. As one of the numerous other siblings I wish send my condolences to Blair and family for the loss of your mother.Even though we did not communicate often you were still a beloved sister. Lots of love. Johnny and Shannon Monaghan
I am so sorry, to hear the passing of my sister with I just found out nearly 2 months and 23 days later. No family was notified… We are all blood and family and we are all loved by one person the lord. Some may never clue into this. Marlene you are the most beautiful person and loving sister I have ever known. We hope and pray you will never suffer anymore. Im so happy you are with your love of life your beautiful husband John. Marlene your beautiful smile and twinkle in yours eyes will always be in our minds. I remember the day Bobby and I helped you and Blair with John and your thankfulness and Blairs. You will always be remembered in my heart, and Im so sorry, you were alone in this time of need. Lots of love Bobby and Diana
Blair so hurt and sorry to read of my sister Marlene’s passing. Memories and Love
I will forever remember Marlene’s kind and loving friendship. God Bless You ALWAYS XO Wendy
It is with sadness offering my condolences in the passing of Marlene. Having been employed at Shuswap Lake Estates ‘back in the day’,I came to know Marlene very well at our coffee break chats.
We were always able to pick up where we left off, whether it be in our mutual garage saling forays, random meetings on the street, or in a store!
We always managed to share a laugh or two!
Our thoughts are with you Blair, and your family.
I am sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. I knew her only as a customer, when i worked at Shoppers..but enjoyed chatting with her..My condolences to the family