Foulkes, Marjorie Doreen “Marnie”

April 22, 1932 – November 11, 2017
at the age of 85 years

Memorial Tea, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 2-4 p.m., Andover Place

Marjorie (Marnie) Foulkes (Nee Boulter) slipped peacefully away on November 11 after a long struggle with cancer.  She is survived by her husband, Alan Foulkes, and three daughters; Tracy Hewitt, Dalyce Comm, and Heather Salusbury. A barky voice hid a heart of gold and “Sergeant Grandma” will be sadly missed by her many grand and great-grandchildren.
She was born in Cloverdale BC, but as an Air Force service wife raised her family in a variety of locations including Ottawa, Baggotville, Oxnard, CA, and Cold Lake. Marnie and Alan spent five years travelling the country in their 5th wheel before settling for retirement in Salmon Arm. She spent the last few years in the Andover Retirement Residence where she made many friends.
A life-long knitter Marnie was most proud of having knit 199 baby sweater sets for hampers given to needy new moms. A tasty farm cook she loved to feed people and at Andover Residence was known for filling the corridor with the smell of her freshly baked bread. She had days of fun with the Crown Jewels and her Out To Lunch Bunch and will be fondly remembered by her friends there.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dirk Breugem and his staff at the Maple Tree Clinic as well as to the kind and attentive nurses and other caregivers at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
A future announcement will be made regarding a memorial tea to be held at an as yet unspecified date.  “In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society
or The BC Endocrine Reseaech Foundation (Diabetes.)



  1. Grandma (Sergeant Barni), I will miss your bossy, yet loving, right,in your face personality!
    We hit it off right from the time Tracy introduced us, as I sassed you right back, and you loved it!
    You are forever in my heart Marnie, love Joanie S.

  2. I am so sorry. I didn’t know Marnie for all that long, but she definitely makes an impression. She has been missed since moving to Andover – and will be even more so now. Sympathies to the family

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