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Marjorie Fullerton

December 5, 1921 - February 23, 2012


With broken hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Mary “Marjorie” Fullerton on February 23rd, 2012 with her daughter Dianne and Christine at her side.
On December 5, 1921 the world was blessed with the birth of Mary Marjorie MacGlashen, born to Owen and Rhoda (Chappell) MacGlashen, in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Other than having rickets as a baby, Marge enjoyed her childhood. In her early years (2 – 10) she lived in Salem, Massachusetts. They returned to Amherst, Nova Scotia (Tidnish Bridge) to the “Farm”. When mom was 19 her mother died suddenly and mom took over looking after of “Daddy” and Brother Bill. She also worked at the Canada Care stocking new airplane parts. She was always called upon to care for sick or dying family and friends, also delivering babies.
On January 1, 1948 she married George Burgess Fullerton, they purchased their own farm where they raised three children; Rickey, Robert and Dianne. Mom worked hard on the farm raising us “Brats”, cooking for the mill bunkhouse, milking cows, haying, gardening, fixing fences, and being a valued community member.
Due to a poor economy in 1961, Dad moved to BC to look for work. Mom was left to hold the fort down raising us and keeping the farm running.
In 1963 mom loaded up the car with camping supplies, maps, 3 kids and a dog. We looked like The Beverly Hillbillies minus the rocking chair; and drove across Canada ending up in Castlegar. Mom was active in the community supporting hockey, teaching Sunday school and CGIT and starting St. David’s thrift shop. Mom and Dad made may good friends in Castlegar. You would see them camping, hunting, fishing usually with a few grandkids in tow. All grandkids and great grandchildren were proud owners of her mittens, socks and sweaters.
In 1993, Dad passed away and mom continued to maintain and live in her own home in Castlegar. In January 2010, mom moved to Nelson to Lakeview Village, to be closer to her daughter Dianne. She enjoyed 1 and a half years there: Due to some major health issues she moved in with Dianne in September 2011 and remained with her until her passing.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Owen and Rhoda MacGlashen, husband George, brother Bill, son-in-law Ken Hebert. Left to carry on her legacy, Rick (Pam) of Prince George, Robert (Mary Ann) of Kelowna, Dianne Hebert of Nelson, grandkids Jennifer (Ken), Lisa (Dave), Nicole (Doug), Kathleen (Chris), Jay (Melanie), Jeff (Roxanne); great grandkids, Kathryn, Daniel, Brooklyn, Jordann, Bobby, Cassidy, Abby, Alexis, Nathan, Tyler and Mason; two step great grand daughters Brianna and Alyssa; sister-in-law Marie MacGlashen. Deeply loved by nieces, nephews and cousins.

God saw you getting tired.
And a cure was not to be.
He put his arms around you
And whispered, come to me.
With tears we watched you suffer
And saw you fade away
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
With beautiful eyes to rest.
God broke out hearts to prove to us
That he only takes the best.
A million times we’ve needed you
A million times we’ve cried
If our love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place
No one else can ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For a part of us went with you
The day God took you home.


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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: Graham and Terry Baird
Relation: Friends

Very sorry to hear of Mom Fullerton’s passing. We will remember her always… Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Love, Graham and Terry

From: Heather (Anderson) & Keith Aartsen
Relation: Friends since their arrival in BC

My dear Fullerton “sibs”…and all of your families,

My heart is with as your (our) beloved ‘Ma’ passes over, and your celebration of her life tomorrow I will be there in spirit, vicariously through my trusted ‘sister’, Marla. We continue to love her dearly, as we do all of you; and wish you peace and fulfillment as you revel in your memories. We will do the same to the end of our days. She had a huge impact on all of us; an indelible character in so many lives. You, and we, are blessed by her life in our world.

I will light my candle for your dear mother and be with you all in spirit as I join her service on the web. THANK YOU for providing that opportunity.

With sincere sympathy, and very fondly,

Heather (Anderson) Aartsen…and Keith too

From: Michelle Anderson
Relation: Grandma and "Ma" were good friends

Sending love to all the family, xoxox

From: Heather MacPherson
Relation: A friend

Well , Marge

Diane and Ricky did you proud even if they embarassed you a little . Your journey is now complete and you can rest in heaven

From: Vern & Shirley Dawes
Relation: Family friend

Dear Rob, Mary Ann & Family:
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She always took an avid interest in the kids’ activities, and we remember the good times at their ball games, many year ago! We know you will have many fond memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Vern & Shirley Dawes & Family

From: Mickey Nazarov & Laura Powell
Relation: Your moms neighbours


To whom it man concern:
Please pass on our condolences to Marjorie Fullerton’s family.
Very sad to see the passing of a wonderful lady and a former neighbour here in Castlegar. Sorry to have missed the ceremonies in which we would like to have been present to pass on our sorrow in moms passing. We are left with wonderful memories of your mom and grandmother while living here in Castlegar.
Always cheerful and often would stop to chat as she passed our home on her way to be of help in various charities and helping those in need. Always enquiring as to how our health and well being.
We will cherish the wonderful memories of your mom and grandmother that she left behind for.us.
May she rest in peace

From: Terry & Karen Hughes
Relation: Friend

To Rick and Pam and Fullerton families. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Terry always looked forward to seeing your mom at Safeway. We remember being teased by her for shopping at Kootenay Market. A lovely woman with always a kind word for everyone – you surely will miss her. All our thoughts are with you. Karen & Terry Hughes

From: catherine Manson
Relation: Met her at Lakeview village

Marjorie was a great friend, we had our meals together, and shared many stories of our children and grandchildren. She was a fun person to have in our village, I will miss her greatly. Love Catherine Manson

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 28, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

United Church
809 MerryCreek Road
Castlegar, BC Canada V1N 2P1


809 MerryCreek Road
Castlegar, BC Canada V1N 2P1

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