Our Auntie Marj passed away peacefully at Rockyview Hospital on October 9, 2008 with Sandra and Ruth by her side.
Born February 7, 1920 to Martin and Dena Van der Velde, she was raised on the family farm at Dalemead until 1941 when she attended Normal. Throughout her career she taught school in Brushy Ridge, Shepherd, Strathmore and Millarville. She moved into the Trinity Lodge in June 2008.
Although she never had any children of her own, she was always surrounded by family and was “Aunty Marj” to a huge number of nieces, nephews and special friends whose lives were enriched by her.
She loved her garden and her pets, was an avid supporter of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, attending the Pops Series for many years. She loved to golf and was always busy playing bridge. Saturday was movie and supper night, and Sunday was family day, usually spent with Sandra or Ruth.
She leaves behind her brother-in-law Albert Bishop and three generations of nieces, nephews and friends.
Marjorie was predeceased by her parents, her sisters; Ruth Van der Velde, Jo Chilton, Julia Chalmers, Helen Bishop, brother Gerald Van der Velde, and special “nephew” Dave MacDonald.
We wish to thank all the staff at the Trinity Lodge for truly caring for her and about her. Also, Dr. Khasla, Dr. Hong, the teams in the Rockyview Hospital, and especially Ener, who shared Aunty Marj’s last hours with us. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charitable organization of your choice.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.
In living memory of Marjorie Parker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences