BUTCHARD, Marjorie Jean of White Rock, BC passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Peace Arch Hospital. Born in Carstairs, AB, October 6, 1931 to Harvey and Ethel Buchanan, Marjorie spent her early years on the prairies and moved to BC in 1947. She worked for the BC Telephone Company in Langley as a telephone operator until she married Ronald Butchard in 1953 in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Reta in Langley. They subsequently settled in the Panorama Ridge area of Surrey. Later, she joined her husband publishing the Export Canada Directory and Quick Canadian Facts. She was an active member of the UCW and the Colebrook United Church for more than 40 years. Family was important to her and she enjoyed helping to look after all her grandchildren whenever she could, spending time with other family members as often as possible, and researching the genealogical history of her family. Marjorie leaves her sons Randy (Janice), Lawrie (Joanne), Brad (Doreen), grandchildren Courtney, Megan, Chelsey, Trevor, Kate, Kim, Brandyn and Keiran. She also leaves her sister Reta Claughton, brothers Harold Buchanan and Gerald Buchanan as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Ronald and brother Kenneth.
The family would like to thank Dr. Geraldine Daniel, and all the doctors and nurses at the Peace Arch Hospital Hospice for the wonderful care given. And a special thank you to Margaret Forster. The memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation or the BC Cancer Foundation.