It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that the family of Marilee Evelyn Mielty (Cooper) announces her passing on May 17, 2013 at the age of 55.
Marilee was born May 14, 1958 in Quesnel, B.C. and she is lovingly survived by her husband Lorne, daughters Alexis and Carly and son Andrew, as well as her parents Tom and Ann Cooper, and her siblings Ralph, Kathy, Sara, Ted and Albert.
During her childhood and youth, Marilee spent a lot of time on the family ranch in Baker Creek. She met the love of her life, Lorne, there and after their marriage in 1977, the two settled on their Tibbles Lake property where they started their family. Marilee, Lorne and their young family moved to Prince George in 1987 and then in 1989 moved to Nanaimo, B.C.
Family was a very important part of Marilee’s life and she was always very eager to share a story or a laugh that involved some aspect of her family. Some of Marilee’s favourite things to do were cooking for dinner parties, growing her gardens and flowers, playing golf and guitar, going camping and travelling. She particularly enjoyed visiting Nova Scotia, Hawaii, England, France, Mexico and Italy.
Marilee was a very loving, strong and family oriented person. Her door was always open and everyone was made welcome. She will be very missed by Lorne, her loving husband of 35 years, her family and all of her friends.
The Mieltys would like to thank family and friends who were so supportive during this difficult time. Also, thank you to NRGH staff, notable Donna, Terry and Dr. Booth, who took such good care of Marilee.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Marilee on June 8, 2013 at the Lantzville Legion at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Arthritis Society.