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Marian Irene Hale

March 14, 1931 - December 19, 2011


Marian Hale passed away peacefully December 19th, 2011 at Mountain Lakes at the age of 80. She was born on March 14th, 1931 in Willow Point, North of Nelson in her family home, to parents Alice and John Learmonth. She was predeceased by her first husband David Hale, and brother Herbert Learmonth. She is survived by her husband Dick Doorschot, son Dan (Lynn) Hale, daughter Sharon (Bud) Edgar, daughter Colleen (Dick) DeJong, grandchildren Ryan and Ashlie DeJong, Leah (Reuben) Chenenkow, Tyler Hale, great granddaughter Kayln Chernenkow, and sister Marge Carlson.

Marian worked at the Greyhound bus depot in the 50’s, where she met David Hale. They married in 1957, raised a family and built a home in Six Mile. From cows to horses, chickens to dogs, animals were a huge part of their life. She worked for a few years at Willow Haven in the 70’s and then took up odd jobs around her home.

Grandma could always be found sitting in her favourite chair knitting a sweater for the kids. She was always busy, mowing lawns with grandkids in tow, building elaborate rock walls, growing veggies in her garden, hosting frequent weenie roasts, gambling in Reno Nevada, and later tending to orchids.

In 1994, Marian married Dick Doorschot, their mutual love for orchids stemmed their relationship. They honeymooned in Holland, Dick’s home land. It was the first flight of her life. They later built two large orchid greenhouses at their home.

When her health declined, Marian moved into Mountain Lakes and Dick was by her side every day for the next four years. Marian’s room was always adorned with orchids. On their anniversary, Dick would bring the original orchid plant which flowered her wedding bouquet.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community Complex for all of their support and care over the years.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Yvette Shukin (Koehle)
Relation: Friend of daughter Sharon

To the Hale Family – So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing . A piece of her will live in all of you. Thinking of you.

From: Dawn Wrangler
Relation: friend and neighbour

I have many fond memories of Marian; afternoon tea together, custom knit sweaters, animals, and flowers, but most of all her laughter and smile.
My sympathies to the family for you loss.

From: Karen & Joe Ringrose
Relation: neighbour

Sorry to read about the passing of your Mom. The Ringroses and Hale ‘KIDS’ go back 41 years.

From: Doris Kiraly
Relation: Co. Worker

My deepest sympathies to the family, for your loss

From: Jim & Judy Robertson
Relation: friends of dan

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom Dan. We were away, got back Dec. 29. sorry we missed the open house. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Jim & Judy

From: Karen Bond
Relation: friend

Dick, thinking of you. Our condolences.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 29, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

2848 Barnes Road, Six Mile.

Nelson, BC Canada V1L 6L9

Nelson, BC Canada V1L 6L9

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