After a long and courageous four year battle with cancer, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Monday, November 20, 2006. Marlene was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on October 21, 1945 and is survived by her husband Bruce of 39 years, her son Michael (Marion) of Calgary, her daughter Janice (Bernie) Jesenovec of Langdon, her precious grandsons, Thomas, Brian and Cole, her sister Arlene (Garry) King of Regina, as well as many other relatives and friends. Marlene was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Marion McLachlan.
Marlene and Bruce married in August of 1967 in Regina and relocated to Calgary shortly thereafter, where they have resided since. She enjoyed a working career that included teaching, real estate and various positions in the oil and gas industry, but continually upheld her most important job, that of raising and supporting her loving family. Marlene had many hobbies that she enjoyed, including gardening, scrapbooking, crochet, sewing, knitting and golf, which she played until her illness made it impossible. As well, she loved going for coffee, lunch and/or shopping with her friends. She also took pride in adding her homey touches to the family cabin in Invermere, BC.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, November 24, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Marlene Burnyeat,a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences