Marie Armitstead passed away peacefully in Courtenay, B.C. on December 9th, 2003 aged 94 years. Marie was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1985, her 2 brothers Herman and Eiling Kramer, and 3 brothers-in-law Tony (Molly), Bill and Kit (Clara Armitstead). She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her daughters; Marquerite (Darwin) Baker of Innisfail, AB, Mary Ellen (David) Johnston of Sechelt, and Roberta (Robert) Russell of Saratoga, B.C., her grandchildren; Patricia McMahon of Winnipeg, Ben (George) Edwards of Strathmore, AB, Darel (Kelly) Baker of St. Albert, AB, Carolyn (Kerry) George of Erskine, AB, Chris Johnston of Vancouver, Greg (Tanya) Johnston of Milwaukee, Wis., Ryan Russell of Richmond, and Leanne Russell of Burnaby, her 8 great grandchildren; Robert, Patrick and Benjamin McMahon, Morgan and Nicole Baker, Eric and Kurt George and Saryn Edwards, her 2 sisters-in-law Dorothy Kramer and Marg McLeod, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, as well as relatives in England and the Netherlands. Marie was very active in the 4H in Langley where she was leader of the Garden Club and assisted her husband in the Beef Club. She was also very active in the Old Age Pensioners in Abbotsford. She loved her home, yard and family.
A memorial service will be held in the lower mainland in early January. Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 1101 RYAN ROAD, COURTENAY.