1916 – 2014
Mrs. Marion McKercher passed away peacefully on September 14, 2014 while residing at Points West Living. Marion was the eldest surviving daughter of John and Florence Innocent of Big Valley and she was born on December 22, 1916. During Marion’s mid-teens, her mother passed away. She very willingly took on the motherly role to care for her eight siblings and her father. Marion received her public education by attending Zenith and Botha schools. She married Wilfred McMahon on November 19, 1937 and through this marriage, they had a son and a daughter. After her husband was discharged from the Air Force, they moved from Calgary to Penticton, B.C. Marion loved gardening and Penticton was where she had the opportunity to have a large vegetable garden, fruit trees and a few pet animals. They moved to Kitimat, B.C. in December 1956. While residing in Kitimat, she worked for the post office for 23 years. Her husband, Wilfred passed away on December 21, 1958. She stayed in Kitimat and continued working for the post office. She married Doug McKercher on June 21, 1965. After they retired they finally settled in Creston, B.C. Her husband Doug passed sway on May 13, 1981 leaving her alone again. During the summer of 1991, Marion returned to Stettler to be closer to her brothers and sisters. She was able to have a large vegetable garden, two cats and continue doing her hobby of quilting. Much of her garden produce went to the local food bank and her many quilts went to family and friends. Marion will be greatly missed by many, but especially by her son, Jack McMahon (Beverley), daughter Sylvia Thompson (Stephen Berman), brother John Innocent (Vally), sisters Mary Thomson (Bob), and Dorothy Isaac, sister-in-law Madeleine Innocent, granddaughter Julie Spence, grandsons Keven Spence and Andrew McMahon, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Marion was predeceased by her parents, husbands Wilfred McMahon and Doug McKercher, her brother Ken and wife Emma, Murray, sister Florence and husband Tom, brothers Ralph and wife Edith, Don and wife Rose and grandson Shane Thompson. A special thank you to all family members and caregivers who assisted Marion in her later years of life. A funeral service will be held in the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Ross Helgeton officiating. A light luncheon will be served after the service. The interment of Marion’s ashes will be done at a later date by her son and daughter in the Botha Woodland Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Marion, memorial contributions may be made to STARS Air Ambulance or to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Box 193, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 403-742-3315 who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
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