STARRET, Marion Lois
July 20, 1931 – April 23, 2017
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Lois Starret. Marion was born at Toronto Woman’s Hospital, July 20th, 1931. She grew up as an only child on the farm in Brampton. She had many uncles, aunts and cousins.
While working for the Globe and Mail in Toronto, she met and married Victor Starret of Georgetown, Ontario in May, 1952. They traveled with trailer and kids following the Cross-Canada pipeline doing heavy equipment construction and gas works.
The family moved from Drumheller, Alberta to Penticton in 1965. They purchased a campground at 2572 Skaha Lake Road and renamed it “The Rockin’ S”. Marion worked at the Income Tax Office for a few years. The addition of a propane business and the purchase of orchards almost to Green Avenue they built and developed the Mobile Home Park now called “Dauphin Park”. Marion was very crafty and always had some sort of project on the go from sewing to ceramics. They square danced with the “Wheelin’ Stars” for years and both gave their time to The Shriners’ and Daughters of the Nile Clubs of Penticton.
They were travelers and went abroad on many trips with some destinations being Malaysia, China, Italy, Greece, Hawaii and Mexico. They spent winters in Sun Lakes, Arizona, lived in Casper, Wyoming and Gallagher Lake, B.C. for a while, but Penticton was always home. Marion was predeceased by both her parents, Walter and Mary Ellen Brown of Brampton, Ontario, her husband of 59 years, Vic, in May of 2011 and son, Harold (Hal) in October of 1980. Marion is survived by daughters, Karen Gagnon and Peggy Robinson (Joe); grandchildren, Chelsea Woods (Ryan) and Logan Gagnon; great grandchild, Lilyanna; brother-in-law, Douglas Starret (Nancy); nieces, Jackie (Barry), Carol (Chris); nephew, Rick (Shelagh) and many grand nieces and nephews.
“The Village by the Station” staff took great care of Marion and we would like to thank them all for their commitment to making her life comfortable. They loved her for her feisty nature.
A Celebration of Life will be held June 3rd at Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1130 Carmi Ave., Penticton at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Lakeview Cemetery, 775 Lower Bench Rd. at
2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BCSPCA.
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