Marion Alice Pajala

October 18, 1920 – June 12, 2014

Marion passed away peacefully at her home in Cumberland Lodge on Thursday June 12th. Mom was a sweet, funny and kind hearted woman who was loved by everyone who met her. She had a wonderful, happy long life.

Marion was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario and retired to the Comox Valley with Charlie at the age of 64. She was always active and enjoyed the outdoors; skiing, hunting, fishing and camping. She loved gardening, cooking, tole painting and lapidary. She belonged to a walking club, took line dancing lessons and yoga. She loved life and was never bored.

Marion was predeceased by husbands Reino Lehtinen, Charlie Pajala and Tuie Bjarnason, by her daughter Marni, twin sister Elsie, sister Alice and brother Hugh. She is survived by her son Jim (Dallas) Lehtinen, sister Bertha, grandchildren Rory, Lisa, Carrie and Dana, and great grandchildren Kye, Michelle and Dylan.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cumberland Lodge who did such a wonderful job looking after Mom.

If desired, a donation in Marion’s memory may be made to a charity of your choosing.

The memories and love I leave behind

Are yours to keep

I have found my rest; I have turned my face

To the sun, and now I sleep.


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