BRETT; Marion Beryl (nee Hatch)
October 12, 1949 – January 27, 2016
With her quiet confidence in the love of Jesus Christ, Marion left us saddened all too soon following several years suffering with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). Marion attended Lord Byng H.S., then UBC in Sciences, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences in 1973. In the Chilliwack, Delta and Vancouver School districts, she worked as a speech therapist with children. Believing God was directing her to Regent College, she earned a Diploma of Christian Studies in 1976. Marion then worked as a consultant for the Vancouver Infant Development Program, mostly with in-home visits. Married in 1984, Marion left her career to help raise four step-children (Eileen, Wendy, Peter and Edward) aged 10 to 15 years at that time, before having three children of her own (David, Sarah, Kathleen). Marion was predeceased by her parents, Douglas and Beryl Hatch, and a son, Timothy. Marion faced the challenges of her illness in the same way she lived her whole life; with quiet courage, a strong faith, and a gracious acceptance of God’s loving providence. She is survived by her husband, Bob, three children, four step children, seven grandchildren; and her brother, Ron (Judy), a niece and two nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at North Langley Community Church, Tuesday, February 9 at 2:30 pm. Donations to Pregnancy Options, (#5 – 13634 – 104 Avenue, Surrey V3T 1W2) in her memory would be welcomed.