Marion Doreen Goldie Smith
Marion Doreen Goldie Smith (nee Rollingson), fondly known as GG Born – Dec. 27, 1932, peacefully left this world surrounded by her loving family and the caring staff at Wexford Creek, August 1st, 2014.
Marion was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, the youngest of eight siblings. She is survived by: brother Don Crawford (Sal), heart-sister Joyce Scotton, her five children – Goldie, Wade (Marilyn), Brenda (Dave), Casey, Curtis (Maureen) and Forbes; her twelve grandchildren – Tanya (Scott), Tyrel (Shannon), Sterling (Bonnie), Alix, Esther (Tyler), Marion, Cassidy, Morgan (Tanis), Davis, Gray, Emerald, Harrison; her eight great grandchildren – Cole, Ava, Carson, Ronan, Elle, Sawyer, Cerys, Isla; her four step grandchildren – Leslie, William, Emerson and Johnson; and her four step great grandchildren – Kayla, Alexis, Dustin, Ethan. She also leaves behind many extended family members and wonderful, cherished friends.
Marion moved to Cedar in 1953, where with her husband of 52 years, Don, she raised her family, which was her pride and joy. Over the years she was an active volunteer to better her community and was a mentor to many. She inspired us all with her fearless ability to tackle unchartered waters and her beautiful quirky wit.
Gramma/GG’s greatest joy was attending all her children’s, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s’ games, dances, concerts, events – you name it and she was there. We have all been so blessed to have her be such an intimate part of our lives. Mom, your unwavering, love and support has provided us all with a quiet strength that will carry us through the rest of our lives.
The family welcomes you to join them in a Celebration of Marion’s Life at Cedar Community Hall -2388 Cedar Road- on Thursday. August 21 at 3-pm.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Bethlehem Retreat Centre – 2371 Arbot Rd. Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S9
We wish you God speed Mom into the waiting arms of your family who have gone before you, and your darling great granddaughter, Leighton Rae Gow, who is waiting to play.
Marion’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the loving and caring staff at Wexford Creek, both in the assisted living and complex care residence. Your love and support of Mom was beyond anything we could have asked for and you made the last three years of her life joyful and filled with friendship and kindness. The support and deep caring given to her and her family during the last week of her life is something we will cherish always. Thank You!