June 5, 1935 ~ July 13, 2015
Marion (Baba) Turcotte, aged 80, passed away in Abbotsford, BC after a brief illness surrounded by her daughters. Born in Gronlid, Saskatchewan to Ann & Steven Panchyson, married Ivan Leo Turcotte in May 1955 and spent the next 27 years moving throughout Canada/US as a military wife. After Ivan retired from the military, they settled in Victoria, BC where she remained until Ivan’s passing in 1990. Marion was loved by all and made friends easily, perhaps because she was always so ready to find her way into your heart with her great Ukrainian food. Marion enjoyed spending time in Mexico each winter and bobbing around in Linda’s pool in the summer. Sunshine and flowers always made her happy. Survived by her four daughters Theresa Daniels, Dorothy Harvey, Janet (David) Galloway and Linda Turcotte; brothers Gordon (Wendy) Panchyson and Wally (Iris) Panchyson; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends across Canada. Predeceased by her husband, Ivan (Feb. 14, 1990), grandson Dennis Mulholland (Sept. 15, 2004) and sister Agnes Shmyr (May 5, 2009). As per Marion’s wishes, there will be no service. In Marion’s words “We are all born, we all live, we all die.”
Memorial donations can be made to CNIB, Canadian Diabetic Association, or the Canadian Cancer Society.