Marilyn Dawn Clara Giglberger
Feb. 26, 1962 – May 31, 2007
Marilyn Dawn-Clara Hopps was born on February 26, 1962, in Murrayville, B.C., to Tom and Clara Hopps. She was the youngest of six children.
She attended school in Rayleigh and then in Smithers, where the family moved in 1974.
Together with Lloyd Giglberger she was blessed with the birth of her two beloved children.
She survived today by her children, Monika and Tyler. Also her mother Clara; two sisters, Linda and Sandra; and three brothers, Larry (Nellie), Lorne (Linda) and Gerry (Vonda).
Marilyn was a dedicated hockey Mom and spent many early mornings, nights and weekends supporting her children. She dedicated many volunteer hours to minor hockey over the years and even found time to coach both Monika and Tyler’s baseball teams.
She loved spending time in the outdoors and coordinated countless camping trips with friends and family. She was very creative and immensely talented in areas such as sewing, craft-making and baking.
Marilyn was known in the community for her many years as the Safeway deli manager. Exceptional customer service came easily through her bubbly personality and witty sense of humour. She knew her customers by name and always made the time to have a quick visit and a few laughs. Marilyn made many life-long friendships and countless memories with her co-workers.
Marilyn was a very kind-hearted and compassionate person. She toughed the hearts of many with her caring and supportive nature and a door that was never closed to those who needed her.
Her presence in our lives will be greatly missed but her spirit will continue to live on in our hearts.
Remember all the good times we had together.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice.
At Our Side
You time was short, but packed with love,
You were a cherished gift sent from up above.
You touched our hearts in so many ways,
We will not forget your smile on these sad days.
Your laugh will forever be
in our minds,
For we al knew it was
one of a kind.
There was no limit to your
Knowing your door was open, when life seemed so unfair.
The good times we had together, the stories will be passes along,
Growing stronger and being added to, like life’s country song.
You loved use more than anything, and held on tight,
Till all your strength was gone, and you could no longer fight.
It broke our hearts to love you, but you didn’t leave alone,
For parts of use went with you, the day He called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,
And although we cannot see you, you will always be by our side.