MARILYN EDNA WEIR (GRIFFIN)
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of Marilyn Edna Weir (Griffin) on April 20, 2014 in the Palliative Care Ward, Nanaimo, BC
after a short battle with cancer.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the nurses for their outstanding care.
Marilyn is predeceased by her loving husband and soul mate, Robert (Bob) Weir, April 22, 2013. She is also predeceased by her daughter Valarie, son Thomas and parents Betty and Jim Griffin.
Marilyn was born and raised in Vernon, BC and began a teaching career shortly after she and Bob married in 1960. She retired from teaching in 1996 after many years in the Vernon and Armstrong School Districts.
Bob’s passion for fishing quickly became Marilyn’s passion and together they had many, many adventures as well as many camping trips with friends and family throughout the years. Her other passions were music, piano, quilting, painting and was an avid bowler for many, many years.
Marilyn will always be remembered as the perfect hostess to the many gatherings held at the Weir residence, both Parksville and Vernon over the years. Marilyn’s quiet, gentle very strong nature was a perfect match to Bob’s strong and high spirited nature and together they were an amazing couple.
She was the calm to his storm.
Marilyn will forever be remembered as a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Friend.
Marilyn is survived by her loving daughter Deborah (Trevor) Bird, grandchildren Alycia and Matthew, great-grandson Trace all of Vernon. Sisters, Glenda Beck of Vernon and Claire Carr of Okotoks. Brother-in-law Doug (Judi) Weir of Armstrong. Nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends, both Vernon and Parksville.
A celebration of life will be held May 31, 2014
at 27 Trill Drive, Parksville, BC, 2-5 pm
There will also be a celebration of life planned for June 21, 2014 at the
Weir Farm in Armstrong, 1090 Otter Lake Road at 2pm-5 pm.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
of happy memories that I leave when life is done.