January 15, 1909 – March 30, 2008
Marjorie has gently passed away after living a very full 99 years. She is remembered by her 5 children, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and a niece and nephew. She was predeceased by 1 grandson. We remember her as a warm, independent, family oriented person who enjoyed pottery, painting and gardening activities.
Born in Hyderabad, India, she came to Canada from Britain in 1919 with her parents and two sisters. She lived and went to school in Comox and worked in the telephone office in Courtenay. Along with Sid Williams and others she was an early member of the mountaineering club, hiking the many trails of the Forbidden Plateau area. In 1934 she married Thomas Lever and went to live in a logging camp on Great Central Lake. Then in 1939 they with the two eldest children moved to the Lever farm at Grantham, and she had three more children. There she made a home with her family and lived for most of the rest of her life. The Lever ranch held a special place in her heart; generations have been raised there and all the relatives were welcomed. After the passing of her husband Tom in 1977, Marjorie continued to lead a full life with volunteer work at the Evergreen Senior Centre, traveling, church, and family activities.
Mom was very thankful to Dr. Reggler and to all the staff of the Glacier View Lodge for the loving care and kindness given to her. She requested that donations in her memory be made to Glacier View Lodge, 2450 Back Rd., Courtenay, BC V9N 9G8. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay.