Marion, Rebecca Meldrum

In Loving memory of

MARION REBECCA MELDRUM

On May 10, 2009, following a short illness, Marion Meldrum, a longtime resident of Terrace, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Elizabeth Holtom and her brother, Donald Holtom. Marion will be forever loved, remembered and deeply missed by her daughter Lou Anne (Sam) Campese, grandson

Jamie (Melanie) Anderson, great grand-daughters Kaylee and Kirsten

Anderson, brother Del (Hazel) Holtom, nephews Ross (Karen) Holtom and Dean

(Denise) Holtom, niece Gayle Holtom, great-nephews Ryan, Kyle, Garth and Landen as well as many other relatives and numerous friends.

Marion was born September 11, 1922 in Sceptre, Saskatchewan. She moved with her family to British Columbia in1937 and resided in many places including Kelowna, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Anchorage, Alaska, Watson Lake, Yukon and Prince George. Marion was very involved in the City of Terrace where she had resided since 1966. She was a member of the Board of Directors with the Terrace and District Credit Union for many years, was very active with provincial politics and dedicated countless hours to union matters, tirelessly working for the betterment of employees. Marion worked for the District of Terrace and then with the Ministry of Highways until her retirement in 1988.

Marion’s enjoyments in life included her dogs and cats, her magical park-like yard, watching the birds attracted by her many feeders, fishing and canoeing on Pine Lake with her grandson,

spending evenings by a campfire and other activities related to the outdoors. As well, she enjoyed music, reading, baking, sewing and gardening. Marion had a unique ability to communicate and bond with whomever she met. She was a confidante, an adviser, a mentor and role model to her many friends and acquaintances, being very supportive of their life and career endeavors. It has been said that Marion knew the story of everyone she met and was able to keep each and every story straight.

To the end, Marion’s greatest love was the time she spent in the company of her immediate family….she adored and was totally devoted to her daughter, her grandson and her great granddaughters…as they were toward her. Following is an expression of that love, written and dedicated to Grandma Marion by great grand-daughter Kaylee.

Someone once said;”Some people make the world”

Special by just being in it,

But you did so much more; you changed it for the better

And you touched so many lives.

You meant so much to everyone,

You were special that’s no lie,

You brightened up the darkest days

And the cloudiest of skies;

We were not all prepared to say our goodbyes,

But this is not goodbye forever,

You will always be loved and forever be remembered.

For I know that when those we love go away,

They’re never really gone,

They’ll always be with us as long as we hold on.

Death can leave a heartache that no one can really heal,

But love leaves a memory no one can ever steal.

Many tears have I cried, and seen others cry too,

But I know that you are happy now,

And thankful the pain is through.

You lived such a wonderful life,

Living it to its fullest,

Always being so thoughtful and always so nice,

Never leaving a moment to its dullest.

I want to thank you for everything,

You’ve been a huge part of who I am today

especially for the memories,

That I will remember each and every day.

I will always love you Grandma Marion.

The family wishes to thank the staff of McConnell Estates, Terraceview Lodge and Mills Memorial Hospital for the exceptional care they provided. Special thanks are extended to Elaine, Chantelle, Teresa, Rhonda and Bonnie for their friendship and support.

In keeping with Marion’s request, there will be no service. The family is planning an outdoor celebration of Marion’s life to be held at Ferry Island during the afternoon of July 4, 2009. Friends of Marion are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, Marion would want that donations be made to either the local Animal Shelter or the Arthritis Society.