Born In: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Born: June 9th, 1944
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 27th, 2012
Caroline "Marie" Skretka passed away in the evening of October 27, 2012 at RIH with her loving family by her side.
Marie is survived by her husband Ed, daughters Cristina, Laurel (Troy) and Melody (Wyatt), stepsons Albert and Wesley and grandchildren Kyle, Shannen, Dylan, McKenna, Wyatt Jr., Whitney, Jackson, Emily and Caitlin. She also leaves her mother Dorothy and brothers and sisters Bob (Joyce), Donna, Valerie (Al), Lynne (Gary), Mark (Jan) and families, along with aunts, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her late husband Edward Dance and father Robert Dodds.
Marie was born and grew up on Salt Spring Island, B.C. After graduation, Marie completed her LPN nursing and began working in Victoria, then later at RIH, Overlander, the Irving Clinic and then spent 16 years working for Dr. Keith Boughton as an MOA at Aberdeen Medical Clinic.
Marie was an active volunteer working with the Celiac Association, the Catholic Church and Seniors Information Centre. She had a love for the outdoors, flowers and animals. Marie loved people and had a smile for everyone and she cherished the friendships she made. Her determination and loving spirit was an inspiration to her family and friends. Her love and devotion for her family always came first. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Thank you to the doctors and nurses on 3 West of RIH who showed Mom such compassion.
A Celebration of Marie's life will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church at 1:00 p.m. with a tea to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice, in memory of Marie.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home.