Marleen Elaine Edna Williams

Birth: 1945-12-09 Died: 2011-08-15

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Service Date: 8/27/2011

Service Time: 1:00:00 PM

Service Location: Oliveira Funeral Chapel

Service Address: 2657 Shaughnessy St. Port Coquitlam, B.C.

                  WILLIAMS, Marleen Elaine Edna (nee L’Heureux)


                                       Dec. 9, 1945 – Aug. 15, 2011



Marleen passed away suddenly in Vancouver General Hospital.  Predeceased by parents Maurice and Edna, stepmother Patricia, brother Kenneth, niece Michelle and father-in-law Jack.  Marleen will be sadly missed by her loving husband  Steve, and siblings Sherry (Moe), Maurice (Pam) and Bruce (Deb), nieces, nephews and many loved ones and friends.  Marleen was born in New Westminster, and resided in Cranbrook, where she was well known as a realtor since 1982.  She lived, loved and never gave up.  We are grateful for the exceptional care by Marleen’s lung transplant team, T12A and T8B nurses and staff, GI/CCU/ICU teams, the TCU (UBC) and hemodialysis unit.   Memorial service is at 1:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 27 at Oliveira Funeral Home, 2657 Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam.  In lieu of flowers, please donate in Marleen’s memory to the Transplant Research Foundation of BC ( or the BC Lung Association ( 

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Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :Steve I am so sorry to hear of Marleen's passing. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Darryl Schmidt

Darryl Schmidt

Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :So sorry to hear of Mar's passing. I will always remember her fun and fiesty spirit. She was such a caring person and always willing to speak up for what she believed in. She will be missed very much. She and Steve- and all her family- are in my prayers.

Yohanna Quackenbush

Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :Steve- we were so sorry to read of Marlene's passing in last night's paper. It seems that it was not so very long ago that she came into the office (Dr. Spowart's) and spoke with me. We talked for quite some time and I promised I would keep the information re her health confidential- which I did - telling no one but putting a sealed envelope into her file to be opened only in an emergency situation. I recall when she told me she was on the transplant list - she was so very happy! I wished her well and gave her a hug. We were all thrilled when we heard (via Irene Nolan - her brother Frank had the same operation) she had her operation. I sent her a card with a note wishing her well and assumed all was going according to procedure. I forgot the road can sometimes be bumpy and setbacks occur. She fought a brave battle and I shall miss her very much - she was always upbeat- vibrant- cheerful and just soldiered on even though the road was long and uphill at times. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and we shall speak with you upon your return to Cranbrook at the gathering of friends in celebration of her life. With our deepset sympathy- Bud & Rhonda Beeman.

Rhonda & Bud Beeman

Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :Steve Please accept my Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Marleen. I will never forget the fun we had playing MadGab and how Marleen and I laughed until we cried. What a wonderful woman she was- she will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Take Care Terry

Terry Hockley

Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :Steve- I am so sorry for your loss. I just read the Friday newspaper. We were looking forward to having Marleen back home in Cranbrook. Her spirit- good humour- and tenacity will be missed by those who knew her. She was an asset to East Kootenay Citizens for Clean Air Committee. Steve- please call us when you get back to Cranbrook. Much love- Sharon & Joseph Cross

Sharon & Joseph Cross

Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :Steve I am sad to here about Marleen's passing. She was such a dear friend that I am sorry that we didn't keep in touch more often. Bernice and Elvin

Bernice Everett

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