OBITUARY

Marjorie Helen Foster

January 13, 1926November 12, 2018
Obituary of Marjorie Helen Foster
The family of Marjorie Foster, wishes to announce her peaceful passing on November 12, 2018. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Bert, brothers Bud and Lloyd Smith, and brother-inlaw Tom Campbell. Left to remember Mom are her children Cam (Liz), Vicki (Randy), Susanne (Kevin) and Sandy (Mark). Grandchildren Tressa (Terry), Blair (Erin), Jeff (Kristina), Riley (Adrienne), Brock (Andrea) and her great grandchildren Olivia and Cooper. Marge is also survived by her sister Betty Campbell. Marjorie was born and raised in Langley, BC. As a young girl she won many trophies for her highland dancing. In high school she met Bert, and they married In 1947. In 1959 the family moved to Kamloops where they established the family business of Bert Foster Realty. Mom was a life long learner and behind her diminutive and sweet presence, hid steely determination. In our childhood she was always taking correspondence courses or going to night school. Little did we know she was planning to enter into nursing. When we reached an independent age, she returned to the school hallways at the age of 48 and later graduated in the first class of the Cariboo College School of Nursing. Nursing was her passion. After graduation mom worked in the nursery at RIH, followed by many years in Labor & Delivery where she helped welcome many babies into the world. She loved her career and her coworkers, and rarely missed a retiree luncheon or potluck. Her caring ways extended to her fur babies; whose company she enjoyed throughout her life. Mom loved her desserts, so family dinners always concluded with a delectable homemade treat. She honed her pie making skills in the 50’s at the family restaurant, Foster’s Fine Foods in Langley BC. She tried to pass those pastry talents onto her daughters, but despite her valiant efforts, her pastry was never matched by any of her three girls. Marge’s other interests included weekly bridge sessions, golfing and cruises with friends or family. Holland America was top shelf in her book. Mom also loved knitting and crafted many beautiful sweaters for herself and family. Christmas often included a hand knit masterpiece under the tree. Her sweaters were almost as famous as her pies - Cam even risked his life once to save his favourite Cowichan sweater. Marge had a great sense of humour and a large circle of friends. She loved spending time with her loved ones and family dinners were the highlight of her days. She will be missed. The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Kamloops Senior’s Village for the care, kindness and compassion given to Marge and family. Also a hug to Pam Newman for the loving support she gave our Mom. A private Celebration of Life is being planned by the family.

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