Marion Anderson Somerville

April 29, 1936 ~ October 2, 2011

Marion passed away peacefully on October 2, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Prince Rupert, BC on April 29, 1936. In 1965 she moved to Nanaimo, BC with her husband and young family, where she spent the past 46 years in the house she loved, raising her children and adoring her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes were RVing, attending Clippers games, and knitting. Family was very important to her and she loved to be surrounded by them.

She will be forever remembered by her loving husband, Gerald, of 58 years; beloved children: Dan (Colleen) Somerville, Debbie (Doug) Janz; treasured grandchildren: Lisa Flesh (Michael Rosentreter), Ryan Flesh (Ashlee Keeping), Shauna Janz, Darren, Trevor and Cole Somerville; precious great-grandchildren: Kyra and Gavin Rosentreter, and Tayvin Flesh; sister, Margaret Ross; and Nikki (her dog), along with many other nieces, nephews and family friends.

Marion is predeceased by her son, Robert (Lee Plewa) Somerville (November 13, 2007).

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society under Marion’s Tribute Fund.

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