With sadness, we share the passing of our beautiful Soroptimist sister Marion Annand
Marion Elsie Annand was a charter member of Soroptimist International of the TriCities when it formed in 1999, helping the club grow into the strong community organization it is today. Marion always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye, as she greeted every new member with open arms. It didn’t matter what project it was, Marion was always one of the first to say “Yes, I can do this.” Her quiet and warm dignity made volunteering with her a true joy. We share her family’s sadness at her passing.
Marion Elsie Annand
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our sweet, beloved mother, Marion Elsie Annand (nee Nicholson) at the age of 89 years. Marion is survived by her children Larry (Anita), Dianne (Greg), Margaret (Lorne), and Christina (Kevin); grandchildren Christopher, Stephen (Lindsay), Malissa (Michael), Adrian (Alecia), Marina, Jackson, Sophia and Carter, as well as her great grandchildren Jack, Fynn, Ava and Theodore. Marion is predeceased by her husband Gerry, her sister, Alice and her brother, Bill. She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Rhelda and her many nieces, nephews and friends, who loved her dearly.
Born in Calgary, Marion moved to Lynn Valley, North Vancouver as a child with her mother and father, Elsa and Ralph Nicholson. Later, she and her husband Gerry moved to Coquitlam to raise their family. Once her children had grown, Marion began a successful 30 year career as a Realtor in the Tri-Cities area. Marion will always be remembered for her warmth, kindness and generosity. She volunteered her time for many community initiatives. She was a founding member of the Tri-Cities chapter of Soroptomists, a global volunteer organization that improves the lives of women and girls, and she was instrumental in raising funds to build the Eagle Ridge Hospital. Marion was always active in her commitment to exercise, dragon boating, and long distance running.
Marion’s strongest passion was to her family, she taught her children strength, courage, compassion, determination and unconditional love.