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Marjorie June Haynes

June 12, 1938 - December 16, 2023


Marjorie June Haynes was born in Princeton, BC. on June 12th,1938 to William Rogerson Paul and Daisy Harris Paul. She was raised in Princeton, Penticton and Vancouver, but her favourite childhood memories were in Penticton. Marjorie would often recount the times when she was a child of 4 or 5 years, and would be scampering under the trains and running across the tracks at the Penticton Railway Station. These fond memories are why she chose to be a resident of the Village By The Station in her later years.

Marjorie graduated from UBC in 1958 with her Education Diploma in Elementary Schooling, and shortly after moved to Trail, BC. to teach kindergarten. She married Oldrich Gilbert Marecek in January of 1961, and became the proud parent of David Paul Marecek later that year. In the following years, Andrew William Marecek was born in 1965 and Michelle Marecek (Kuervers) in 1967. While raising a family, Marjorie gave piano lessons to the neighbourhood children and taught in the surrounding elementary schools as a substitute teacher. Marjorie also joined the Beta Sigma Phi Women’s Sorority, where she was a member from 1965 to 2020, achieving the highest level of the Zeta Master Chapter. In 1983, Marjorie continued her education and became a certified Care Aide worker. She provided support to the residents of Kiro Manor in Trail, and in-home care to many families in the Okanagan area when she moved to Penticton in 1985.

In 1988, Marjorie married Marvin Robert Haynes and continued to serve her community through her work, her women’s sorority, and the United Church. Marjorie’s love of music led her to participate in many choirs, including the United Church Choir and the Penticton TuneAgers. She also had a passion for gardening and her roses were always the envy of the neighborhood. Marjorie had a deep affection for the Okanagan and took pleasure in being able to swim in the many lakes. Her favourite moments were to have her family visit and to spend time with her grandkids playing on the beach.

In 2017, due to early stages of dementia, Marjorie moved to the Village By The Station, where she continued to be well cared for until her death on December 16, 2023. Marjorie will be remembered lovingly by her family and friends. Donations may be made on behalf of Marjorie to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.


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From: Kettle Valley Memorial Services

The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Laurie Stephens (Kuervers
Relation: Mother of my Sister-in-Law

Dear Michelle, Andrew and David, please accept our deepest condolences to you and all your families on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, Laurie, Brad, Matthew and Benjamin Stephens

From: Greg Domeij
Relation: Friend of family.

Dave, Andrew, and Michelle,
Memories of your mom are a fixture of my childhood in Warfield. I remember her as graceful and gracious. I wish for you in this time of loss that your memories of her bring you happiness.

Service Schedule

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Date & Time:
January 6, 2024
Beginning at 11:00am

Kettle Valley Memorial
461 Dawson Avenue
Penticton, BC Canada V2A 8E2

461 Dawson Avenue
Penticton, BC Canada V2A 8E2

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