Marlene ROOSEN



It is with great sadness that we announce on July 12, 2007 Mom lost her courageous battle with ALS.

At the time of her passing Mom was residing at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops. She remained at home until a week before her passing – fulfilling her wish to see her garden one more spring.

Marlene is survived by daughters: Lori (Mike) Peet, Kamloops; Lea (Terry) Stevenson; grandchildren Amanda & Dustin, Gull Lake, SK; Lynda (Rick) Seminoff; grandchildren Jacob & Angela (Al) Hulsman, Kamloops; brothers: Bob (Carol) Meek, Jack Meek; sister Linda (Earl) Kemp; nieces & nephews: Cathy, Shannon, Pamela, Doug & Glenn, and their families.

Marlene was predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Len; her parents, Guy Meek & Thea; her brother Doug Meek; and nephew Gregory Meek.

Mom was born in Daysland, AB, June 20, 1937. She met and married Len in Langley in 1960. They bought a farm in Aldergrove where they raised their family. They retired to Barriere in 1991 and became active members of the community.

Marlene was an avid gardener, who quickly transformed each new property into a vibrant palette of color. In the winter months she had many crafts and club activities that kept her busy.

Thank you to Drs. Calder & Clare, everyone at the Hospice House, Barriere Home Support & Community nurses, Tracy & Gerda, special friend and care giver, Terri Sholty, John Strachan & Betty Uppenborn, and all her friends & neighbours that helped out so mom could remain at home.

A celebration of Marlene’s life took place July 17 in the Barriere Seniors Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice: 72 Whiteshield Cr. South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 or the ALS Society of BC: #208 – 1600 West 6th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6J 1R3, in memory of Marlene would be appreciated. Arrangements were entrusted to the Kamloops Funeral Home, 554 2577 Condolence may be emailed to

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