Gone but not forgotten, Marian Patchett passed away peacefully on January 1, 2013, at the age of 91.
Marian was born in Quesnel, delivered by Dr. Baker Dec. 29, 1921 to Rebecca and Horace W. Warden. She was the second of three children, with an older brother Philip, and a younger brother Geoff. Marian graduated from high school in Quesnel in a graduating class of 12 students. She worked for a short time at the telephone office before marrying Cyril Patchett in 1943. Through the next several years, Cy and Marian welcomed three boys; Ron, Don and Terry.
Marian’s home in north Quesnel became a central gathering place first for friends of her children, then later, friends of her grandchildren.
Marian spent many hours knitting for her children, grandchildren, and for many other grandchildren, nieces and nephews, she was often seen with knitting needles in her hands. Marian volunteered for many organizations throughout her life, including the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Good Cheer, Quesnel Rodeo, Quesnel Fall Fair, Quesnel & District Museum. For over 50 years she spent many hours with friends making layettes for the new born babies at GR Baker Memorial Hospital.
Throughout the years she was often seen cheering for her husband, children and grandchildren at many sporting events including baseball, hockey and team roping. Marian also enjoyed swimming, baking pies and chocolate chip cookies, or whipping up a batch of her mustard.
n In the later years she moved to Maeford Place, just down the street from her home of 65 years, where she had many friends new and old.Having been born and raised in Quesnel, Marian was a wealth of knowledge as far as the history of Quesnel was concerned, and often could be caught telling the history of a particular family or building.
Marian will always be remembered
by her sons; Don (Jean), Terry (Nancy), daughter-in-law Anna, 7 grandchildren; Stacey, Trevor (Ryane), Trina, Nicholas, Carrie, Mark (Lisa) and Tina (Graham). As well as 3 great grandchildren; Quentin, Mya and Alex.
Marian was predeceased by her husband Cyril, son Ronald, brothers; Philip Warden (Beatrice) and Geoff Warden.
The family would like to thank everyone that made her stay at G.R. Barker Memorial Hospital comfortable. A very special thank you to the staff at the Hospice House and Dr. Walker for all the great care as Marian lived out her last days. Thank you to all her dear friends who came and made her life so much brighter, with kind words and reminiscing about days gone by.