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MCFADDEN, Marjorie Ethel

MCFADDEN, Marjorie Ethel

Mom passed away New Year's Day, January 1, 2018. She was born in Creston, July 6, 1927, and lived on a large acreage with her parents Ethel and Walter Jackson and her two older brothers Roy and John. From an early age Mom spent many happy hours riding her horse Gypsy around the countryside and down to Twin Bays, on Kootenay Lake, in the summers. Mom was an accomplished tennis player, swimmer, skier and outdoor enthusiast. In her early years, Mom attended Camosun College in Victoria to obtain her teaching certificate and returned to Creston to teach in the primary grades. Our Dad, Ray McFadden, was just beginning his teaching career in Creston, and it was here that Mom and Dad met. They married on June 29, 1951.Together forever. They were each other's best friends and their love was evident to anyone they met along the way.
Mom was very active in the tennis community winning numerous trophies in competitions including club champion at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club. They enjoyed creek fishing and hiking around Kootenay Lake often camping out in a tent with only the barest of necessities.
Parties at home and at our lake cabin always included music and laughter with the many friends and family that surrounded them.
Mom is predeceased by her husband Ray and survived by their four children, Frank (Lindsay), Kathleen (Eric) Heffernan, David (Andrea), Bruce (Letitia). Mom and Dad have ten-grandchildren Stuart (Jennifer) and Cameron (Courtney) McFadden, Shaun (Megan) and David Heffernan, Rory (Alyssa) and Liam McFadden and Keely (Fabien) Bruel, Rebecca, Duncan and William. They also have five great-grandchildren, Cole, Hudson and Cohen, and their sisters Brielle and Everleigh.
Mom and Dad and family enjoyed attending many happy celebrations of their grandchildren in recent years. We would like to thank the kindness of the people who have enriched the lives of our family in Yuma, Arizona, Kelowna and Armstrong Bay in Creston and other places beyond. You have all been invaluable in helping weave the beautiful quilt that was our Moms’ life.
We would like to thank Dr. Mackle, the care aides and staff at both Chatsworth and Orchard Manor- and her companion and friend Victoria from We Care, who all cared for Mom during the final years of her life.
This is a favourite saying of Mom's and reflects her timeless wisdom and love.
' Buy two loaves of bread.
Sell one. And with the dole,
Buy hyacinths for the soul.'

Our family will take Mom and Dad to their beloved Kootenay Lake this summer, where they will be laid to rest beside Walter and Ethel Jackson in Lister, Canyon B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 18, 2018
    Sorry to hear of your mom's passing, she was always such an active lady. Like Doug, I also visited your mom by the tennis courts on the ninth hole looking for my ball. Many memories from our youth.
    Regards, Paul Snook
  • Jan 12, 2018
    Kathy
    I am very sorry to hear of your loss; my sincere condolences.
    Keith Alimonti
  • Jan 12, 2018
    So sad to hear of your Mom's passing. My favorite memory was your Mom coaching the linebackers at a KSS football practice. That and a wonderful social at their place in Yuma. Andrea & I met all your Mom & Dad's tennis buddies. Thinking of you all.
    Larry & Andrea Johnson
  • Jan 10, 2018
    Frank, Lindsay & family, may many great memories fill your hearts in the days ahead. Hugs, Liz Wilkison.
  • Jan 10, 2018
    Kathy and family, so sorry to hear of your mum's passing. Like so many others, I have good memories, although of course, mine are of the skiing days at Big White among the "early settlers". Many good times up there, I think we had the best of it back then.
    Vera, Rick and Doug Ito
  • Jan 09, 2018
    It was a long time ago, but I remember your family when I lived in Rutland & your Dad was the principal of the old Rutland Jr. Sr. High School. I think some of us Morrison girls babysat you kids. My thoughts & prayers are with all & I'll be sure to tell my dad, Jack Morrison..he"ll have the memories. God bless, Norma (Morrison) Southward.
  • Jan 09, 2018
    Dear Kathy,
    We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We really miss her and Ray, all the great get-togethers, musical evenings, and wonderful who-haws in the Kootenays, Kelowna and Yuma. They were very much a part of our social life.
    They were wonderful friends no matter what we were doing, having a sing-song, enjoying summer visits on Kootenay lake, touring the Sonora Dessert deep into Mexico, climbing the mountains east of Yuma, or just hanging out.
    A yearly high-light of enjoying their company was at our house for a Christmas dinner every year just before they went south, with an evening around the piano singing Christmas Carols and of course enjoying a few Christmas cheers.
    For so many years, just after Christmas, we followed them down to Yuma in our motor home, to spend a variety of many more enjoyable times together. We so miss all those moments with them both.
    If there is to be a Celebration of Life, please let us know when and where so that we may attend.
    Paul and Sylvia Pierron
  • Jan 09, 2018
    Our deepest condolences to the family of Marjorie on her passing. Rolli has many fond memories of both Ray and Marjorie.
    Rolli and Mary Cacchioni
  • Jan 09, 2018
    Frank, Lindsay and family,
    So sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
    Wendy Rush (Bernrot)
  • Jan 09, 2018
    When my partners and I built the Four Seasons Racquet Club Ray and Marg were early enthusiastic supporters and brought with them many others that resulted in the first year permanent indoor tennis facility to be constructed in the interior of BC. More importantly, when we think of Ray and Marg we think of laughter, family, friends and activities. Fun memories of knowing them over the years on the tennis courts. Lives extraordinarily well lived! We never think of one without the other. A great loss.
    George and Kathy Ferguson
  • Jan 08, 2018
    Frank, Kathy, your siblings and your families,
    so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to all of you. May the memories that you shared, help you through this sad time.
    Phil & Wendy Olinger
  • Jan 08, 2018
    Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I can remember visiting your parents house on Robertson Park during our high school days. It was such a cool place, a wooded retreat in the middle of town. Our condolences.
    Glen/Patti Heagle
  • Jan 08, 2018
    My deepest condolences to you Frank and your family on the passing of your Mom. Thinking of you all.
    Warm regards, Cynthia Waldek-Peters
  • Jan 08, 2018
    Kathleen,
    So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Such wonderful memories that you can treasure forever. You were so lucky to have them as your parents. Wishing you well during this most difficult time.
    Darlene Ewings
  • Jan 07, 2018
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Kathy, but happy to know your Mom lived a full and vibrant life. It is difficult to say good bye to a parent, but we pray the amazing memories you have, will help you and your family walk through this difficult time.
    Love, Sharon and William O'Brien.
  • Jan 07, 2018
    Thank you Canada for sending Marge and Ray to Yuma each winter. Our lives have been enriched by the friendship and love of both Marge and Ray.
    Our heartfelt condolences.
    Joe & Dixie Tinney
  • Jan 07, 2018
    Sorry for your loss Kathy.
    Gundie
  • Jan 07, 2018
    Frank and Lindsay, so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was a wonderful person and a great mom who enjoyed a long life.
    Sue Cmolik
  • Jan 06, 2018
    Nobody enjoyed life more than Marj and Ray. There are so many fond memories of tennis, skiing, visiting in Armstrong Bay and Yuma and most of all, the parties. Every party ended with singalongs. They loved people, the more the merrier. Marj was an amazing lady and will be so missed. Sandee (Johnstone) Pettman
  • Jan 06, 2018
    I have so many great memories of both your Mom and Dad, from my years at RSS. Ray always felt that staff morale was the key to a successful school, and with the help of "the Warden" he and your mom were always front and centre when it came to staff functions, parties, or just Friday pub sessions. Cherish your memories!!!
    Doug Pettman
  • Jan 06, 2018
    I remember seeing your Mom at the KGCC tennis courts usually me addressing my wayward shot on hole 9! She of course serving 'aces" en route to yet another victory no doubt! Such a nice lady and a life well lived. Deepest condolences to the McFadden clan.
    The Ellis family.
  • Jan 06, 2018
    McFadden family, great memories, even greater stories. We shared so many great times with Marj and Ray through tennis. Smiles break out as we write this. Your mom was amazing.
    Condolences,
    Neil & Madelaine McGill.
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Your mom (&dad) were always so happy & delightful to be around. Our deepest condolences.
    Marlene & Paul Mamchur
  • Jan 05, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Marjorie. She was always a delight to be around and I enjoyed our visits very much. Both of your parents were an important part of my life, and that of my brothers' too. She will be missed.
    Lisa Broughton
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Thinking of ALL of the McFadden's.. Remembering the good ole days when we were kids growing up in the neighborhood. our family on Highland Drive and yours on Willow Crescent. Our thoughts are with you. Love Sheri (Stone) And Jim Keller
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Sorry to read of your mother's passing. First met in 1968 when I was young and single and was an escort a single visitor with Mcfadden 's the Jones and someone from Okanagan college. My first outing to The Golf and. Country. Always enjoyed your mother when she filled at Dr Knox. Always a happy smiling face. Treasure the good memories. Jim Oakes
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Condolences to your family, such a lovely talented lady and my grade 5 teacher in Creston, I remember her as Miss Jackson. Barbara Lane
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Kath,
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Lorne Buna
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