Marjorie Coueffin (Barrett, nee Newell)

Marjorie Coueffin (Barrett, nee Newell)

February 16, 1924 – February 19, 2019
It is with great sadness we say goodbye to our beautiful loving Mom, Nan, Granny, Sister & Aunt, Marjorie (Nee Newell) (Barrett) Coueffin on February 19, 2019.

Marjorie was born in Vernon on February 16, 1924 and resided here for most of her 95 years.

She met and married her first husband, Roy Barrett in 1943. They had one daughter, Dianne. He passed away in 1965.

In 1974, she met and married Jim Coueffin, her second husband and moved to Revelstoke. In 1990, when Jim retired, they moved back to Vernon. Jim passed away in 1999.

Marjorie was a hardworking, fun loving, gentle person. Always smiling and positive right to the end. Her greatest love was her family and her large network of friends. She loved singing, weekly card games, bus trips to Reno with her siblings, shopping and hosting parties. She belonged to Pythian Sisters for over 50 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Jim) Shore, grandson, Craig (Shanon) Shore, granddaughter, Kari (Brad) Belanger, great granddaughters, Brittany Belanger & Karlee Belanger, sisters, Doreen Sharpe and Jean (Dick) Beazley, sister-in-law, Irene Newell. As well as several nieces and nephews.

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at both Vernon Restholm and especially the Sage staff at Noric House who took such loving care of Marjorie during her last years. A special thanks to her two nieces, Bev and Chris and her two sisters for their love and caring.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie’s name can be made to a charity of your choice. A small family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155.

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