February 14, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marlaine Schneider on February 14, 2019 at the age of 66 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Marlaine is survived by her loving and devoted family: Harold, her husband of 47 years; sons Jeff (Audra) and Joe and daughter Sarah (Corwin); her precious and cherished grandchildren: Aiden, Ethan, Jackson, Evan, Brady, Mara and Ryann; her sisters Alma (Jeff) and Leona (Paul); her brothers Robbie (Trudy), Mick (Trish), Don (Ina), and David (Brenda); her brothers-in law and sisters-in-law Bernie and Marion, Don and Jacque, Joan and Steve, and Marion and Michael and Dolly; and by numerous nieces and nephews, each of whom were special to her.
She is predeceased by her parents Joe and Liz, her brothers Ernie, Laddie and Jerry, and her sisters-in-law Lorraine and Audrey.
Marlaine was the youngest of 10 children, born and raised in Kelowna graduating from Rutland High School. She lived most of her life in Kelowna except for a few years in Fernie, Calgary and Coquitlam. She worked as a bookkeeper for Four Way Foods, at a bank data centre and in her last working years for Paragon Pharmacy and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Marlaine enjoyed baking, knitting, biking and especially volunteering at the Cancer Clinic prior to her diagnosis. But most of all she cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren and sharing in their lives. And they will always cherish her. She was their biggest fan. Throughout her life, Marlaine’s love of family was foremost.
Marlaine was always interested in the well-being of others ahead of herself. She could easily start a conversation with anyone and could quickly make them feel comfortable and special.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Rachel Carver for her many years of care for Marlaine. Also, to Dr.Clarke and all of the doctors, nurses and aides at the Cancer Clinic; and the nurses and staff at Hospice House who made Marlaine’s last weeks as comfortable as possible.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marlaine’s name to the Central Okanagan Hospice House – 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.