Marjorie Jean Niederkircher

We regret to announce the passing of our dearly loved mother, sister, daughter and grandmother, Jean. Jean was born on April 24, 1938 in Lashburn Saskatchewan. Jean moved to British Columbia with her parents as a young child. Jean is predeceased by her father Malcolm and her husband Joe. Jean is survived by her mother, Eva Watson (92), her children, Cheri Burgess (Brian), Joe Niederkircher (Mary) and Lisa Thompson (Greg), her grandchildren, Jeremy (Mia), Brett, Evan Michelle, Jacqueline, Danielle, Elly, and Julia, her brothers and sisters, Eileen Thelin, Marilyn Challoner (Warren Gould), Ken Watson and Jim Watson. While working in the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel Jean met and married the love of her life, Joe in 1958. This is where the real adventure began….and Jean loved an adventure. They lived in many communities, including living twice in Austria and once in Iran. In B.C., Jean and Joe lived in Harrison Hot Springs, Vancouver, Clearwater, Kamloops, Surrey and since 1994, Vernon. Jean had a love of life, of family and friends. She loved to laugh and enjoy the company of her family and friends around the dinner table playing cards or shopping. Jean always had a sparkle in her eye and bangles and a scarf to match. Mama Jean and Papa Joe enjoyed their life together. Life wasn’t always easy and money wasn’t always plentiful but the Niederkircher house was always filled with laughter, great food, and lots of company. Their’s was a true love story. We are comforted by knowing that Papa Joe is now reunited with his “purdy woman”. Mama Jean was especially proud of her children and their spouses and kept a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. Jean loved her membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When she could, she gave many countless hours of Christian service. She will be surely missed. The family will forever be grateful to the Vernon Hospice House staff and it’s many volunteers for the care, love, dignity and tender attention that was given to Jean (and her family) in her final months. A memorial donation may be made in Jean’s memory to: North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. A service of the celebration of Jean’s life took place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

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