Marjorie Lavenna Westergard (nee Olson) 1954-2009
Marj was born in the Smithers Hospital June 25, 1954, the first daughter of Ed and Mae Olson. She grew up in Telkwa, B.C., and worked at Bulkley Valley Regional Hospital. She married Mike Westergard in 1978. In 1993, they moved with their four sons to Hinton, Alberta, then to Quesnel, B.C. in 2003 and Williams Lake, B.C. in 2009. Marj passed suddenly into the presence of her Lord in a tragic automobile accident the morning of June 23, 2009.
She was predeceased by her father Ed Olson and brothers James and Kelly. Marj is survived by her husband Mike, mother Mae, brothers Wilfred (Elaine) and Jerry, sister Doreen (Bob) Murray, sons Brad, Matthew (Naomi), Rhyan and Kieran, and grandchildren Asher and Annika, as well as many others in her extended family.
Marj loved God, her family and friends, and enjoyed many hobbies and pursuits including quilting, scrapbooking, the outdoors, travel and sports. Marj is dearly loved and will never be forgotten by her family and countless friends.
The funeral took place Thursday, July 2, 2009 in Smithers, B.C. at Mountain View Assembly. The family extends heartfelt thanks to all who attended, sent cards, flowers and food, and offered condolences and encouragement. Donations in Marjorie’s name can be made to the Salvation Army and would be greatly appreciated.