Merna Beatrice Marchbank (Roode)
27 Feb 1928 – 21 Apr 2009
Born in Belmont, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia
Mom, Grandma, Grannie & Friend, the sum of such a beautiful lady. She left us so peacefully. Bless her beautiful heart. We will all miss her contagious giggles and smiles, singing and her simple words of wisdom.
Merna was predeceased by her husband James and son David.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Debra (Edgar), sons Roy (Anna), & George. Grandchildren Brian (Shea & Keanna), Nathan, Candace (Chet), Kirsten (Clint), Tanya (Ryan & Julian), Meghan (Derek). Great-Grandchildren Kayla, Sophie, Nolan, Evangeline, & Cash. Special loving remembrances from her surviving sisters Bessie, Mavis, Carol (Lloyd) Predeceased by siblings Emma, Carl, Evelyn, Charlotte, Ellis & Cathy. We are all so blessed to have been part of her life
Merna loved her family dearly and always put them first. Being around children and being “Grannie” brought her so much joy. She often spoke of her life and friends in Topley, B.C. We think that was her special place to be. We are so lucky to have had her share the last seven years in Armstrong.
“A wife, a mother, a grandma too, this is the legacy we have from you. You taught us love and how to give, you gave us strength for life to live. A stronger person would be hard to find, and in your heart you were always kind. For all of us you gave your best, now the time has come for you to rest. So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep, your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.”
Special thanks to all the wonderful people who cared for Mom and made her journey so much easier. You will always be in our hearts. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
A Celebration of Life will be held 4:30pm, Saturday, April 25th at Mountain View Chapel, Smith Dr. Armstrong. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 250 546-7237.