passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the age of 59 years.  Survived by her loving husband Ron, daughter Tara (Jason) Carruthers of Vancouver, son Paul (Trina) and their three children, Makayla, Nathan and Annika of Kelowna.  Other extended family and numerous friends.  Predeceased by her parents and brother Paul.  A celebration of Marie’s life will be held on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna with Reverend Yvonne Davidson officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center of the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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