Marlene Jeffreys (nee Coburn)

December 14, 1941 – February 6, 2020
Marlene Jeffreys beloved mother of Melanie MacNeil (Ward), Grandmother to Kaitlyn (Rylan) and Taylor, dear niece to Annie Jones and proud owner to Obar her cute little Yorkie, passed away in Nanaimo on February 6, 2020 at the age of 78.
She was predeceased by her husband Ross Henderson, daughter Jacqueline Henderson, mother Elizabeth (Lily) Coburn, her uncle Ellis Jones and her other precious little Yorkie Darra.
Marlene came to Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and two daughters in 1967 from Northern Ireland. In Edmonton she worked for the City of Edmonton Public Library as a Manager of Purchasing. Prior to that she worked with the Public School Board in administration. In 2000 Marlene and her mother Lily moved to Nanaimo to enjoy retired life.
The one constant in Marlene’s life was to be surrounded by pets. Dogs of different breeds & sizes as well as cats. She loved watching all the wildlife from her window and made sure her hummingbirds had fresh sugar water every day.
Marlene was a kind, thoughtful and energetic person and loved to live life to the fullest. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.
A reception will be held for Marlene on Thursday February 13 from 2 – 4 pm at the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Ave., Nanaimo, BC. V9S 4H6. 250-753-2032 www.sandsnanaimo.ca

 Sands of Nanaimo


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