Marjorie Lou Weeden (née Kent)
Surrounded by those who loved her most, our fierce, funny, wonderful Marjorie – my beautiful Mum and the centre of our universe – found peace after a short but brave fight with brain cancer.
Marjorie loved life and lived every minute of hers – creating more than 50 years of memories and a beautiful life with her beloved husband and best friend, Jim. She was my biggest champion, role model and closest confidante. For her many loved ones and friends, Marjorie was a never ending source of strength and support – the solid shoulder you could always count on during your best and worst moments.
Never one to sit still in her 73 years, Marjorie was an incredible nurse, a hell of a horsewoman, and a generous volunteer and community leader. She could solve any problem and was the source of great ideas and better jokes. Endlessly curious, she always wanted to know what was happening in the world and in the lives of the people she loved. Marjorie was brilliant and tenacious and there will never be anyone else like her. We will miss her every moment of every day.
The best way to honor Marjorie is to raise a cold can of Coors lite (so cold there might be ice in it!) or a glass of Mateus, square your shoulders and chin up to face whatever the day brings you with determination and a sense of humour. While there is no limit to our grief, she would want her memory to inspire you to do your bit of good in the world, to fight hard for the things that matter, and to hold tight to the people you love.
There are no plans for a funeral or memorial service at this time because of continuing COVID pandemic. We hope to gather to celebrate Marjorie’s incredible life when it is safer to do so.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in memory of Marjorie to the following:
Groves Memorial Hospital
Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada
Canadian Nurses Foundation
Canadian Cancer Society