Marlene Janice Weichel
It is with broken hearts we have to say goodbye to the most wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Marlene Janice Weichel, who passed away on June 13, 2023 at the age of 81 years.
Marlene will be forever missed by her three children, Darrell (Adèle), Celina and Lorrie (Wes), her five grandchildren, Christina (Ricardo), Colton (Danielle), Thomas (Julie), Tyson (Kaila) and Tanner (Abby) and her great granddaughter Alina (Thomas & Julie).
Marlene was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Peter (2021), her grandson Cole Bryson Weichel (2015), who she loved and missed dearly and her sister in-law and respected friend, Lillian Thomas (2022).
Also, she was loved and will be sadly missed by her two brothers Doug, Gary (Delphine), brother-in-law Horst (Gertrude), and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Marlene was born in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, and raised on the family farm south of Mossbank, Saskatchewan, where a loving upbringing, hard work, cold winters, and home cooking were the norm. Marlene graduated from Mossbank High School and after graduation moved to Regina to continue her education. Here she met her husband and the two were married in 1962. Pete and Marlene started their married life in Saskatchewan supporting the Weichel family business, later moving to Calgary, St. Albert, Maple Ridge, and finally settling in Stony Plain to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Marlene would continue to work as a bookkeeper for a large dental business, and finally retired at age 71.
Marlene’s hard work ethic, zest for cooking and her tender caring ways were main influences in the way she raised her three children. She took great pride in their accomplishments and was always there with a supporting hand and kind words.
Marlene loved to be surrounded by family, and she spent countless weekends at her daughter’s lake lot enjoying time with her children and grandchildren, where endless laughs and a drink or two were had with the people she loved.
Marlene always put family first. Her loving words, fierce encouragement and soft touch will be greatly missed by all that were fortunate enough to know her.
Of all the special gifts in life, however great or small, to have Marlene as our mom, was the greatest gift of all!
A silent thought, a secret tear, will keep your memory ever near and in our hearts until we meet again.
Goodbye Mom, rest in peace.