MacPherson, Maurine Louise (Leitch)

January 6, 1942 – November 25, 2021
at the age of 79 years:

Maurine MacPherson beloved wife of Donald MacPherson, of Salmon Arm passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021 after a courageous battle with dementia at the age of 79 years.

Maurine had a passion for family and friends and many different sports, including tennis and golf.  She was very supportive of her family and all their athletic endeavours.  Maurine looked forward to socializing with close friends and getting in some dancing at any opportunity.  She enjoyed listening to a variety of different music genres and took up painting when she retired.  Maurine loved to cook for a crowd and was very adventurous with her menus.  She also loved to travel to destinations such as Mexico, Hawaii and Palm Springs to soak up the sunshine and consume libations and ‘hoity-toities’.  Around this time of year, she enjoyed meeting up with her cookie swap group and exchanging holiday treats.

Besides her loving husband, Don, Maurine is survived by her children Wade (Michelle) MacPherson and Loree (Darby) Boyd.  She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Trajan/Leyton Boyd and Kate/Carter MacPherson.  Maurine was predeceased by her parents and brother.

Special thanks to the staff at Hillside Village for their excellent care and kindness in caring for Maurine for the past four years. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.  1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y8N3, (250)-860-0305



  1. Troy and I were so sorry to hear about Maurine’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family at this time.

  2. My sincere condolences to Don and his family. I knew Maurine from the Salmon Arm Golfcourse and found her to be a delightful person with that big smile and quick witted answers. She loved her Friday afternoon golf days with Don and her friends and her favorite yellow golf ball. You always made me smile Maurine….R.I.P.

  3. Don: It’s been many, many decades since High School, when I knew Maurine and you. But memories from that time remain forever. Sorry to hear of Maurine’s dementia and death. Take care of yourself, Allan

  4. Maurine was one of the first people I met when I joined School District 83 in 1993. Her efficiency, professionalism and hardworking ethic were so prevalent every day. What a bonus of a surprise for me when I discovered Maurine and her family at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club as well. Maurine was a terrific athlete and played with grace and style. My thoughts are with Don, Loree, Darby, Trajan, Leyton, as well as Wade and family. I will miss Maurine very much.

  5. Sorry for the loss of your wife, mom and grandmom. We’ll be thinking of you all. I didn’t get to know her well but knew how much she loved watching Trajan and Leyton playing sports and was an avid supporter ❤️ ((HUGS)) to you all

  6. very sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts go out to the whole family

  7. Mr Mac. So very sorry to hear of Maurine’s passing. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. One more star will rise in the sky tonight as heaven receives another angel. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  8. I was so sorry to read of Maurine’s passing. She had such a big personality. It has been years since I last saw her and remember when we used to go tobogganing many times when we were in elementary school.

    Lots of good memories.

    My sincere condolences to the family.

  9. My heart dropped when I read of Maurines passing. Oh the memories..she was so welcoming and encouraging when my boys were little. She gave my babies haircuts on the cabin porch..with fruit loops to keep them occupied. She made wonderful poo poos! Don Loree and Wade, my heart is with you and all the family. May she rest easy nanc

  10. We are sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family
    at this difficult time.
    The Clifford’s

  11. It was very sad this morning to read about the passing of Maureen. I had the good fortune to work with her for many years, She was a bright, capable person who could make people comfortable and enjoy laughs in her presence .Betty always loved her visits with Maureen and the cookie events. My condolences to Don and family.

  12. My condolences to the MacPherson Family. Shared so many good memories together with Maurine.

  13. To Don, Loree, Wade & family. My sincere condolences. I have fond memories of playing tennis with Maureen at the old Jackson courts, the SASS counts and the SA Tennis club. Also, at the 108 Ranch Tennis Tournament. Lots of good memories.

  14. So sorry to hear of Maurine’s passing. My thoughts are with you Don, Loree and Wade. I so enjoyed conversation and laughter with Maurine at our cookie trade dinners. She will be missed.

  15. My sincere condolences to Don, Wade and Loree. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Maurine. She was a wonderful friend to me at school and on the basketball team.
    Jean (Kersey) Lloyd.

  16. I was so fortunate to be able to care for Maureen. She gave the most warm, loving hugs ever. She will be missed. ❤

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