Marjorie Schooley was born July 26, 1923 in Vancouver and passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox August 23, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted, brother Arthur Dodd and sister Pauline Therriault. Mom grew up on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, “the Drive” and had many stories to tell about the years living there. She married E.T. “Ted” Schooley and together they raised their three sons, Richard, Patrick and Matthew. They lived their early years in North Vancouver, building one of the first homes off Capilano Road in the late 1940’s. From there, they moved to Prince Rupert, Kamloops and Prince George before returning to the Lower Mainland, then finally settling on Vancouver Island.
After raising the boys, Mom joined the Provincial Court System in Prince George and rose through the ranks to the level of Justice of the Peace. She fulfilled a lifelong ambition by securing her Pilots Licence on float planes while living in Prince Rupert. Always spunky, Marge survived several bouts of cancer and a serious back injury. Later in life, she enjoyed her activities in the choir, the Legion, the Red Hat Ladies as well as driving her red Jeep.
Mom is survived by her 3 sons Richard (Lil), Patrick (Fran) and Matthew(Gloria); her grandchildren Steven, Nicole, Kris, Lyndsay, Robyn, Theresa, Andrew and Melissa; her great grandchildren, Donavin, Dominic, Kristy, Carly and Kole. She is also survived by her sister Irene Kasson of Bellingham and nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service at St Stephen’s Church in Qualicum, BC scheduled on
October 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM.
Flowers gratefully declined, donations to the B.C. Cancer Society.
The family would like to extend their sincere thank you to the all wonderful staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox for their extraordinary care during Mom’s illness.