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SALLENBACH, Marion Jane

SALLENBACH, Marion Jane


Marion Jane Sallenbach passed away on November 30, 2021 at the age of 99 years. She was predeceased by her husband Jacob, grandson Stewart and son-in-law Ed Galigan. Marion is survived by her children JoAnne, James (Rita), Sheila (Jim), Sharyn (John); numerous grandchildren and great, grandchildren; sisters Gertie, Dorothy and brother Skip (Avis) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private family interment was held at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery and a Celebration will be held in the spring of 2022. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com for the Sallenbach family.


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Condolence Messages
  • Dec 29, 2021
    Such a wonderful lady who gave and gave to her community. Happy to have known her (and called her Grandma). A great example of a life well lived. Much love to her family. ~the Hauca family
  • Dec 11, 2021
    To all of the Sallenbachs, our sincere condolences. Your mom was an amazing lady.
    Don and Carol (Hamm) Gavin
  • Dec 09, 2021
    Being an old timer myself I remember when the Sallenbach family came to Winfield. Having known Marion so long we’ve seen the many good things she did for the community. Our sincere condolences to the family on their and the community’s great loss. She will be sorely missed by many.
    Sus Taiji & Family
  • Dec 08, 2021
    Our Condolences to Marion's family . Hard working and cared for her community and the people who live here , this was Marion. Isabel and Elaine Roseen
  • Dec 08, 2021
    Our condolences to all of Marion’s family. Our connection with Marion goes back to the early 60’s . We always enjoyed our time with the family, our young children enjoyed visiting with Marion and Granny Stewart when we lived in the little house next door. It was always a pleasure to have little visits with her when we would see her in the community. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Gordon and Karen Hamm
  • Dec 07, 2021
    To all of Marion’s family.- your mum was always Mrs Sallenbach to me. What dedication. I remember her from when I first came to live here, at the baby clinic, and years later still going strong at the Red Cross loan cupboard. It’s a big loss for Lake Country.
    Tessa McDonnell van Roechoudt
  • Dec 07, 2021
    To the family
    Marion's life here in Lake Country was Gods gift of giving our community an angel
    a dedicated and and committed friend who served with such devotion.
    Our family will always be grateful to her as a special friend who we loved and cherished.
    Marion McCarthy and family
  • Dec 07, 2021
    We send our sincere condolences to Marion's family. She was a wonderful asset to our community and took on more then most people could with a smile too.
    She will be missed. Take care
    Toby and Yvonne(Davis) Redecopp
  • Dec 07, 2021
    Joanne and Family
    Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She will be missed by the community for her continuous service.
    Faye Stowe
  • Dec 06, 2021
    Sending all the Sallenbach family heartfelt condolences. I will always remember having tea and cookies with Marian. Such an amazing Lady who will be dearly missed. Thinking of you all.
    Petrina Palazzo (nee Budgen)
  • Dec 06, 2021
    Sharyn..my deepest sympathy to you & all the family on the loss of your Mother. She was a great lady & will be missed by many
    Janet Gyorfi
  • Dec 05, 2021
    To all of Aunt Marions family, Our sincere condolences. She was an amazing lady who gave so much of herself to her family and her community. We all felt her love and will sincerely miss her. Betty Ann & Ross Beatty
  • Dec 05, 2021
    I knew Marion through her volunteer work with the Red Cross, a lovely lady. My condolences.
    Marg Brooks
  • Dec 05, 2021
    Our sincere condolences to the family of Mrs Sallenbach.
    Sending our love,
    Jack and Gloria Johal
  • Dec 05, 2021
    Joanne and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss of your mom. she will be missed by many friends and her contributions for volunteering in lake country was a huge asset to the community. a long life- lived well.
    our condolences from bill and carmen pryce and family.
  • Dec 05, 2021
    Our sincere condolences to all Marion's family. I first met her in 1968 when we moved to Winfield. She held our babies for their vaccinations. Always smiling and friendly. She will be greatly missed. Carol & Errol McCarthy
  • Dec 04, 2021
    To the Sallenbach family, I can only express sincere condolences to you all and send you lots of big hugs for the loss of an absolutely great lady. I met your Mom back in the 50’s and she has always had a special place in my heart. She was such a caring soul who had the heart of an angel. Her kindness and generosity and service to her community is greatly appreciated by all those who knew her! Rest In Peace Marion! We will miss you!!
    Stienie Mateus (nee Walraven)
  • Dec 04, 2021
    Joanne and family, we are so very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was a true gem and Winfield was blessed to have her for so many years. Hugs from Len and Linda Comeau.
  • Dec 04, 2021
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of a great lady.. with a huge heart..Marion has a special place in our heart and memories.. The Gill Family
  • Dec 04, 2021
    JoAnne, Sharyn and family - So sorry to hear about your Mom. She contributed so much to the community over many years. She was such a caring, hard working lady.
    Take care. Joyce Schaefer
  • Dec 04, 2021
    To all Marion's family,
    Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, grandmother and friend to so many. I knew Marion through her commitment to the Winfield Hospital Auxiliary and always knew we could count on her support of fund raising endeavors for KGH. She deserves all the honors accorded to her over the years and will long be remembered by those privileged to know. May your memories be a comfort to you all.
    Margaret Dawson, Past President, B.C. Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries.
  • Dec 04, 2021
    JoAnne, Sharyn and families, sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My first memory of your Mom was taking my baby to the Immunization clinic in 1976 and my last encounter was calling for a Red Cross loan of crutches in 2020 when I was pleasantly surprised when your Mom answered the phone and gave me the info I needed. She indeed was a Winfield treasure. Marjorie Dunahoo
  • Dec 03, 2021
    Dear JoAnne and family
    So very sorry to hear about your latest loss, now of your mother….she certainly always seemed to be a very involved Winfield lady and the community truly benefitted from her energy and care.
    Our sincere condolences
    Catherine and Herb Comben
  • Dec 03, 2021
    Dear Jim and Rita
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, Jim. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Val and Bruce Moore
  • Dec 03, 2021
    JoAnne Sharyn and families. I was so sad to learn of your mother’s passing. She was such a lovely lady that worked hard for her community.. please hold all your loving memories close to to your hearts and they will always be near. Sending love and prayers. Lillian Moller
  • Dec 03, 2021
    One of the first connections my family made upon moving to Winfield was Marion. she was truly a cornerstone in the community .. we could use a few more of her! Pat Mulligan
  • Dec 03, 2021
    To Marions Family my sincere condolences. Marion was a wonderful lady with a sweet sense of humour! An amazing volunteer for her community and that is how I came to know her. Her knowledge of the area, a leader, her kindness and an important part of so many organizations, she will be so missed. Shannon Bews Croft
  • Dec 03, 2021
    Marion gave so much of her time to our community over so many years, and always with a smile. She will be sadly missed. Someone should write a book of her life. I am very sure it would make fascinating reading. Penny Baughen
  • Dec 03, 2021
    My sincerest sympathy goes to Marion's family. I first met her at TOPS and volunteered with her with the Hospital Auxillary for many years. She was a great friend and I have never met such a kind soul. She will be sadly missed.
    Thelma Maetche
  • Dec 03, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Marion passing. A great lady who was so very easy to talk to and gave so much of her time to the community.
    Ron and Kathy Volk
  • Dec 03, 2021
    To Joanne and family. I am sorry to hear of Marion's passing. I have fond memories of her when we had TOPS in Lake Country.
    Marian Podgornik
  • Dec 03, 2021
    To Joanne, Jim, Sharyn, Sheila, and families. Your Mother was kind and generous an
    d well respected by all of us that knew her. Please accept our condolences . Hank and Cheryl Penninga.
  • Dec 03, 2021
    A beautiful lady, my sincere condolences to the family Shirley Bach
  • Dec 02, 2021
    To the lady that put a deep feeling into Winfield with all her amazing talent and support. There were not many things that she did not attend, every-one was glad to see her always smiling face. To the family, Bob and I wish you all the and carry on a great life as she is so proud of you.
    Dorothy and Bob Dussault.
  • Dec 02, 2021
    JoAnne and Sharyn, Your mom was such a special lady, loved and respected. Your memories will comfort you forever.
    Pat and Gloria Moore
  • Dec 02, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Marion’s passing. She was a great lady and a fine neighbour. Our condolences to the family.
    Wynn and Shirley Whitfield
  • Dec 02, 2021
    Joanne, Sharyn and Sheila and families.....I am very sorry for your loss. She was a great pioneer of Lake Country. I remember your mom as a very kind and generous person.
    My sincere condolences.
    ISA (RUSSO) Fredrickson
  • Dec 02, 2021
    And yet another long time and dear friend has left us. A truly Great Lady who gave so much to the Community of Lake Country. A long life well lived. Sincere condolences to the family. I wish you a Good Journey old friend. George Kozub
  • Dec 02, 2021
    She was an amazing inspiration to us all.
    Woody & Barb
  • Dec 02, 2021
    Dear Joanne and Sharyn,
    So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing, she will be missed, but she did have a very long active life. Remember all your good memories and keep them close.
    Take care Donna Majewski
  • Dec 02, 2021
    Dear JoAnn Condolences to you and your family...and celebrate an incredible mother and her dedication to good ole Lake Country!!!
    Dan and Maureen Holte
  • Dec 02, 2021
    JoAnne and Sharyn. I have so many wonderful memories of hospital auxiliary events with your Mom. She was such a dedicated member of the Winfield Auxiliary . The joint Blossom Time Fair with the Kelowna Auxiliary was a fun time for me as she held down the Strawberry shortcake booth. I am thinking of you both as you were such a close family and you looked after her so well. Keep your memories close .
    Clare Mallow
  • Dec 02, 2021
    To JoAnne and Sharyn. So sad to hear about your Mom's passing. She was a special lady who was a strong community person who never quit volunteering when ever and where ever she could. She had a long life and was special to her family. Take care of yourselves and remember the good times.
    Gayle Dodd, retired PHN and Kelowna Hostess.
  • Dec 02, 2021
    I would like to send the most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of Marion's Family. I met Marion in 1998,(until at least 2015?) when I was working at Scotia Bank, I have known a lot of strong and confident women in my life time, but Marion made an impression on me and I have the utmost respect for this amazing woman. RIP Marion!
    Brenda Fazan
  • Dec 02, 2021
    Our sincere condolences.
    Brenda and Ray Haas
  • Dec 02, 2021
    I had the pleasure of working with Marion for many years when the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop donated bursaries to School District #23. What a tireless community volunteer.
    Anne Mackay
  • Dec 02, 2021
    A beautiful sole has gone to rest in the arms of Jesus. Rest in peace Marion your time on earth is done. I am sure God will be much pleased to have you by his side helping in any way you can. To the family we are sorry for your loss of a incredible Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt , Great Grandmother. Friend and wife. We love you and all will miss you.
    Mel & Bev Wilde
  • Dec 02, 2021
    Jim and Rita and all the family, I am so sorry to see that your Mom has passed. I thoroughly enjoyed our visits at the Bank. She was a pioneer in Lake Country and had a wealth of knowledge about its history. The stories of the "good old days" were very interesting. She was certainly committed to being the best citizen and volunteer a community could ask for. I am sure her efforts haven't gone unnoticed. She will missed by many. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    Sandra Trowsse
  • Dec 02, 2021
    To all of Mrs. Sallenbach's family we send you heartfelt condolences. She dedicated so much of her time and kindness to our community as does the rest of her family.
    Thank you
    Brad and Kathi Thompson
  • Dec 02, 2021
    To all her family. I know that you are all very proud of your mother. ,a leader and a teacher on how to serve your community. She will be missed.
    Terry and Heather Houston
  • Dec 02, 2021
    To the family of this incredible Matriarch and Community Member: May you be greatly comforted by the tradition of service Marion gave the Valley, and love she created in her home. You have important shoes to fill.
    Paula Diakiw
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