February 11th, 1926 – April 3rd, 2015
Sadly we announce the passing of Marjorie Pavlik surrounded by her family on April 3, “Good Friday”, at Seniors Village where she resided for the past 5 months in Residential Care. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 66 years, Joe, Daughter Marlene Sawchuck (Greg), Son Doug Pavlik (Lynne), 5 grandchildren, Richard (Christina), Allan (Candice), Natalie (Clay), Ryan (Amber) and Brent. 5 great-grandchildren (Carter, Jackson, Sean, Chelsey and newborn, Lakey) who lit up her eyes with their smiles! She was predeceased by her younger sister, Maizie Woods and survived by her older sister, Ivy Batemen (White Rock) and everyone knew them as the “3 Gough Girls”! She also leaves many special nieces and nephews.
Mom was born on Feb. 11, 1926 in Cumberland, B.C. to the pioneering Piercy family and met Joe there in 1946. They moved to Courtenay in 1957 to leave the coal-mining life behind but not the Cumberland spirit. Mom’s working career included the Courthouse and BC Hydro and in retirement, Mom and Dad became snowbirds and enjoyed camping, golfing and travelling with lots of fun friends! Mom will always be remembered for her love of baking and cooking whether it be gumdrop cakes, cookies, cabbage rolls and spareribs that she made for many family dinners! If we were full with her cooking, then we were full of her love!! We will always love you and miss you! The family is so grateful for the wonderful nurses and care aids at C.V. Seniors Village. They are true angels! Thank you to Dr. Bell and Piercy’s Funeral Home. A family celebration of Mom’s life will be held at a later date.