Marie Balfour Obituary

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Marie Margaret (Schreyer) Balfour

September 21, 1932 - February 17, 2011
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It is with deep and profound sadness that we, the family of Marg Balfour announce her sudden passing on February 17, 2011 with her sons by her side. Marg deeply loved her family and will be missed by many. She was born Marie Margaret Schreyer September 21, l932 in Melville, Saskatchewan and grew up in Creston where she starred in high school basketball and softball. Marg married Ron Balfour in l954 and was a devoted wife and mother to five children. Marg is survived by her sons, Pat (Marillyn), Michael, Tim, Terry (Elsie), her 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ron in 1985, and her daughter...
It is with deep and profound sadness that we, the family of Marg Balfour announce her sudden passing on February 17, 2011 with her sons by her side. Marg deeply loved her family and will be missed by many. She was born Marie Margaret Schreyer September 21, l932 in Melville, Saskatchewan and grew up in Creston where she starred in high school basketball and softball. Marg married Ron Balfour in l954 and was a devoted wife and mother to five children. Marg is survived by her sons, Pat (Marillyn), Michael, Tim, Terry (Elsie), her 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ron in 1985, and her daughter Michelle in 2007. Marg is further survived by her sisters, Barb (Ted) Healey and Donna (Fred) Bella, many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Marg, Ron and children lived in Chilliwack for 24 years where Ron served in the Canadian Military. The family then moved to Vernon in 1973 where they purchased a taxi business and became active members in the community. Marg spent many years volunteering with the Army Cadet Corps and the Air Cadet Squadron in Vernon, the Catholic Women's League, Vernon Queen's Committee, and the Vernon Winter Carnival. Marg will be remembered by many at the Vernon Army Cadet Camp as she had the distinction of being the longest serving employee.

Marg enjoyed her time spent with friends at various bingo functions and especially her summers spent with family and friends at their cabin on Okanagan Lake. Her door was always open to guests and she will be fondly remembered for her famous home-made perogies and lively pot-luck dinners at her home.

Prayers for Marg will be held Friday, February 25th, 7:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church with a funeral mass Saturday, February 26th , 11:00 am at St. James Catholic Church. A reception for all family and friends will be held at the Schubert Center immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Marg's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com

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