For those unable to attend the service for Marlene Maynard on Saturday August 6th at 2:00 p.m. may view it via this link https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1659129316199040
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Marlene Maynard (nee Offrey}, 78. Marlene passed Jul 26, 2022 surrounded by her beloved daughters Amanda, Colleen and Monique.
Marlene put up a 7 month fight with stomach cancer prior to falling into a deep sleep. As in life, her heart led until the last breath. Despite immense pain and suffering she greeted every nurse, doctor, caregiver and orderly with a huge smile and Thank You – Hugs and air kisses.
She passed knowing she was surrounded by unconditional love and gratitude. Every choice she made in life was to provide for a great life for her daughters, it often meant great sacrifices for her. The hole she leaves behind cannot be measured.
We are grateful for the medical teams at St. Clare’s and HSC, that worked with her to prolong her life and bring her as much comfort as possible. With special thanks to her family Dr. Allison Drover and Dr Janelle Taylor for their compassion.
We are especially grateful to have been allowed to bring in her beloved Happy (dog) to visit prior to her passing. He was the first dog to steal her heart and take away her fear of at least one dog:)
She is also missed by Sally the Cat who demanded butter every morning upon waking and Callie the newest edition of the family who loved to sleep with her during her illness.
Marlene was predeceased by her husband, Ed, parents Nellie and Reginal Offrey, brothers Robert Offrey and Wilson Lavers, Sister in Law Margret Henwood (nee Maynard), Brother in Law Sheldon Henwood, Truman Maynard and sister in law Marie Maynard, nephew Bobby Offrey, brother-in-law Lawrence Patey, sisters-in-law Emma Maynard and Liza Maynard, and cousin-like-brother to us all Danny Burt.
She is already deeply missed by close friends Joe and Elizabeth Kennedy, Ann Tulk, Rona White Buffet. “Adopted” children Emanuel and Karin Haueis. Siblings, Helen Patey (Lawrence predeceased), Art Offrey (Linda), Granville Offrey (Diane), Murray Offrey (Rosemary) and Lila Rumbolt, brother-in-law Wallace (Emma predeceased; Liza predeceased) Maynard. Plus many nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.
Her capacity for loving kindness was known by all. Her door was always open to friends, family & anyone in need.
Mom, we are listening for your footsteps as you walk across heaven’s floor.
A brief visitation will take place on Saturday August 6th, 2022 from 10 – 1p.m. at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. A Memorial service will follow held at 2pm on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Service will be livestreamed for family and friends not able to attend in person.
In lieu of cut flowers, please plant something in her memory.
Cards, letters and notes are gratefully received.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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