Marilynn Louise McInnes of Barriere, B.C., passed away June 24, 2003, at 63 years of age. She is survived by her living children, Bruce (Cathy) McInnes, Julie (Grant) Frankiw, Brian (Shirley) McInnes, Brent McInnes, Lynn McInnes and Johnny McInnes; grandchildren Gordon, Wesley, Aaron, Jammie, Vicky, Bethany, Natasha, Kaylee, Jesse and Tommy; her brother Grant McInnes; and numerous other relatives and friends. Her beloved parents, John and Alta, predeceased her. Born in Kelowna on July 11, 1939, Marilynn resided in the Okanagan until 1981. She then moved to Barriere where she raised her children. Marilynn enjoyed the outdoors and all it had to offer. She loved time with her grandchildren who brought her so much joy. Marilynn bravely faced life’s challenges and her courage was an inspiration to all of us. She will be greatly missed by all.
GOD’S FLOWER GARDEN God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be, So He closed His arms around you and whispered, “Come with Me.” Your smile is gone forever, Your hands we cannot touch. All we have are memories, Of one we loved so much.
He took you to His garden, And laid you there to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful; He only takes the best.
And when we saw you sleeping So peaceful and free from pain, We would not want you To suffer that again.
The graveside service took place at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Lakeview Memorial Garden Cemetery, Kelowna, B.C., Pastor Gordon Fletcher officiating. The family would appreciate donations in memory of Marilynn to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Wound Care Program.