FOSTER, MARION ELIZABETH FRANCESPosted: October 23rd, 2014
October 07, 1914 – Oct 18, 2014
A Life Well Lived
Marion was born in Medicine Hat. Her parents, James and Elizabeth Spencer, died when Marion and her siblings were very young. The four children were raised by their grandmother, MaryAnn Clark, on the family ranch near the Cypress Hills and in their parents\’ home in Medicine Hat. Marion attended Normal School in Calgary and went on to receive her B.Ed. and M.Ed. degrees at the University of Alberta. She taught in several communities in Southern Alberta, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria and spent two years as an exchange teacher in Christchurch, New Zealand. Marion enjoyed a productive retirement: becoming a licensed realtor, travelling extensively, golfing, sailing, walking, ballroom dancing and playing bridge with a wide circle of friends. Close family and friends celebrated Marion\’s 100th birthday recently in Nanaimo where she has lived for the past several years.
Marion is lovingly remembered by Jim and Patti Spencer of Nanaimo, daughter Jackie (Owen), son Graham (Jen), Dianne and Chuck Hoffmann of Whitecourt, daughters Kimberly and Katie, Joyce Spencer and Dick Wong of Burnaby, daughter Kara, David Worden of Sandy Beach, Pat and Terry James of Vegreville, sons Ryan (Kendra), Jordan (Leah), Christopher (Amy), Devin (Kendall), Margaret Robertson of Edmonton and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Dave, her sisters Helen and Doris, and her brother Arnold.