We write this in loving memory of our mother, Marion Atkey, who passed away on July 12, 2022. She was born in Didsbury, Alberta 93 years ago and moved with her family, at the age of 15, to Ladner, BC where she met her husband, Ken, in high school. They married in 1949 and she taught school until their children were born. She continued her teaching career once the children were in school and taught at Ladner Elementary for many years until her retirement in 1986. She was active in her community and church and served at the Hospital Auxiliary thrift shop, sang in the church choir, served in the church Martha group and craft group and was famous for the baby quilts that she donated each year. She and Ken were active members of the Kinsmen/Kinette clubs in their younger years and later with the K40 group where they had many wonderful friends. She leaves behind her daughters, Beverley (Bill) and Marilyn and her son, Mel as well as her grandchildren, Erin (Christian) and Christopher (Sarah) and her sister, Doreen. She has joined her beloved Ken beyond the veil.
Bev, Marilyn and Mel, My heart is heavy with the news of your mother’s passing. She was an exceptional woman, a close friend of my parents and an integral part of our family. Her deep care and devotion to others was exceptional. I know how deep a loss this is for all of you. My heart is with you.
Marilyn, thank you for sharing your Mom with so many of us in our church and community. Both your Mom and Dad will always hold a special place in my heart. I will miss our hugs, and was so special when we could share them again in this past year. I know your heart is hurting along with the rest of your family. We all will help comfort you in your loss. Much love, Shirley
Lots of love Marilyn. She was a very lovely person.