Marie passed away peacefully at VGH March 4, 2016. Born October 14, 1949 in Port Alberni, owing to there being no hospital or doctor in Bamfield, the village where Marie grew up and loved forever. Finishing Grade 9 in Bamfield, Marie completed Grade 10 in Vancouver and grades 11 and 12 in Duncan. It was during Grade 11 in the fall of 1966 that she met Richard, who she married in the summer of 1969. Together they spent many days fishing, boating and puttering in and around Bamfield.
Marie completed her RN training at the RJH in 1972 and practised this profession with great pride as an operating room nurse in Duncan for the greater part of her career. Her pastime passions were her family, gardening and photography. Her garden, where she spent so much of her spare time, contained over 200 varieties of rhododendrons. Whenever you saw Marie in her garden, she always had a large smile.
Marie was predeceased by her parents Nan and Roald Ostrom and her sister Linda. She is survived by Richard, her husband of 46 years, and by her children and grandchildren: Jennifer, Luke, Jenaya, Lauren, Ryan, Connie, Sierra and Ethan. She is also survived by sister Carol and husband Roger, Linda’s husband Cliff, and extended family and good friends too large and too many to mention. No service by request.