March 5, 1920 – Westlock, AB
March 10, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Marion Isobel Cratchley (nee Lyons) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the age of 94 years.
Marion was born in Westlock, AB to William and Bella Lyons, the fourth of seven children. She graduated from Westlock High School and moved to Edmonton to pursue her nursing career at the Royal Alexander Hospital. She graduated with the General Proficiency Award in 1942. She nursed for a brief time in rural Alberta before she moved to Powell River, BC in 1945. She nursed at the hospital until she became the first Industrial Health Nurse at the Pulp and Paper Mill. She and her husband started to winter in Palm Springs, CA in the 1960s. Shortly after her arrival in Palm Springs, she was recruited to start her lengthy nursing career at Desert Hospital. Upon her retirement in 1985, she continued to spend her time between Palm Springs and Powell River. In 2006, she relocated to a senior’s residence in Calgary to be closer to her family for support.
Marion had a large extended family and many friends who she kept in contact with until her passing. She will be missed, but has left us with many memories. She was predeceased by her parents, husbands, siblings, and many friends.
As per Marion’s wishes, her family will celebrate her life privately at a later date. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Marion Cratchley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.Print This Obituary & Condolences