Marjory HODGKINSON nee Slessinger

Marjory HODGKINSON nee Slessinger


(nee Slesinger) 1927 ~ 2015

Marj was an exceptional

daughter, wife, mother,

grandmother and

great-grandmother. She loved

to help friends and family in

any way she could. Marj was born in Landis, Saskatchewan and had great stories to tell of

life as a young child on a prairie farm. She moved to Kelowna

in 1936. Mom spent most of

her life in the city she loved

with only short times in both

Vancouver and Toronto only

to find Kelowna would always be home. She met and

married the love her life Tim Hodgkinson (predeceased in 1998) and  they had 2 beloved daughters Marilee (Brian) Woinoski and Susan (Peter) Turgoose. She loved caring for her daughters, telling stories, baking, sewing, playing bridge, curling, skating, swimming and square dancing with Tim.

Her best friend was her mother, Mary Slesinger. The two

of them spent many happy hours traveling to visit and caring for grandchildren and then great grandchildren. Marj will be

sadly missed by her daughters, her brother Gary (Carol)

Slesinger, her grandchildren Tim (Bonnie) Woinoski,

Julie (Kevin) Nesdoly, Cassie Turgoose, and Peterson

Turgoose, her seven great grandchildren Taylor, Tajsha,

Abbie, Matthew Nesdoly and Tim, Andrew, Alex Woinoski

and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all the residents at Spring Valley Care Center where she was

appreciated for her constant smile. The family wishes to

thank Spring Valley Care Center for the attention and care

she received. Memorial Service will be held at First

Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave on

Saturday September 19th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made to the BC Cancer Association and

the family would encourage everyone to advocate for the

Right to Die with Dignity. Condolences may be sent to the

family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted with

First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna.


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