Marlene Eleanor Minken (nee Beitz)

August 11, 1936January 14, 2021

Marlene was delivered into the hands of her Lord in her 85th year. Pre-deceased by her husband John. Loving mother of John and Eleanor (Neil). Cherished grandmother of Dallas and Justin (Emily) and great-grandmother of Callie and Jack. She is also pre-deceased by her parents May and Kenneth Beitz, brother Raymond Beitz and sister Lynda Campbell. She is survived by her brothers Kenneth Beitz, Colin Beitz, sister Jo-Anne Fletcher and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Marlene was a devoted member of St. Peter by the Park and was an Educational Aid for many years. She will be missed by her loved ones and many friends. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations to St. Peter by the Park would be appreciated.


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Marlene Eleanor Minken (nee Beitz)

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Mary Fleming

January 16, 2021

Marlene lived her life in Christ poured out for others. I will remember her passion for Operation Christmas Child. Memories of her presence, love and energy will be cherished by our parish family for a very long time. We thank God for her life and look forward to seeing her again. Peace and God's comfort to her family.

The Rev. Susan Sanders-Tomlinson

January 16, 2021

Marlene was well loved by all her friends at Saint Peter by the Park (Anglican Network in Canada) Church.
Marlene was very active at church and loved to work in the kitchen.
She supported several Outreach programs and was a link for our church. Marlene never missed a chance to use the Announcement Time to inform all of us what program was coming up and she encouraged all of us to contribute. As Marlene got older she was not able to attend church regularly - but when our new Priest, The Rev. Mary Fleming, set up Sunday Services on Zoom, Marlene joined in by phone every week. But isolation at home did not stop Marlene's passion for outreach. This year she knitted 40 hats with matching mitts for the "Out of the Cold" program.
When I remember Marlene - I will smile - she greatly blessed me.

In Christ's Love,
The Rev. Susan Sanders-Tomlinson, Deacon

Hedy Gagnon

January 16, 2021

Deepest condolences to Marlene's family. Marlene was always such a positive person and so kind, always willing to lend a hand. She always asked me about my work ( we both worked in inner city schools) every time she saw me. She was wonderful with all of the help she gave in making our wedding day at Saint Peter by the Park 6 years ago, that much more memorable. Marlene was a lovely person and will be greatly missed. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Hedy Gagnon and Paul Shebib