Whipps, Marilyn Edith

January 2, 1948 – October 2, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear Marilyn. Piano teacher, bird watcher, and Bookworm owner, she was a graceful, kind soul. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. She leaves behind her husband Michael of 48 years. Children, Christopher Whipps (wife Melissa, children Amelia and Evelyn) and Kirsten Hoyer (husband Christopher, children Michael, Larissa, and Nicholas). Sisters Glenna Redlich and June Degenstein. In-laws Lawrence and Susan Whipps, Tom and Joanne Whipps, and Joan and John Brears. Many nieces and nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her sister Margaret, and parents Stuart and Edith Joiner of Vulcan Alberta where she was born.

We will remember her love, kindness, grace, and incredible strength in the face of a lengthy illness.

Donations may be made to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation.

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