AVALINE MARLENE OKA nee YOUNG PINE
August 4, 1955 - December 22, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marlene after a prolonged illness at the Ft. Macleod Extendicare. She was surrounded by family.
Marlene was very proud of having played basketball with the St.Mary's Warriorettes, during her high school years. She met the love of her life in high school. Marlene Weeboy (Mike) shared a life in Saokis for 43 years. Photography was one of her many talents & it wasn't surprising that people would go to her to look through her photo archives whenever they needed pictures.
Marlene was employed at Blood Tribe Family & Community Support Services for 10 years where she eventually became a supervisor & was also employed with St. Paul's Treatment Centre for 5 years.
She was a devout catholic, was proud to have done her Cursillo & supported & participated in traditional ceremonies.
She was an excellent mother & doted on her grandchildren. She encouraged her children to pursue their education & she lived to rejoice the birth of her first great grandchild during her final year.
Marlene is survived by her husband Mike; daughters; Charlene (Keith), Gabriel (Andrew), & her son Micheal (Cheryl); 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, 4 brothers & 5 sisters. Numerous nieces & nephews 7 sisters in law & 2 brothers in law.
She was predeceased by her parents Raymond & Kathleen Young Pine and her Mother-in-law Mary Louise Oka.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful & thoughtful care she received from the nurses & staff at the Ft. Macleod extendicare.
A Family Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Following the family viewing the Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve, AB from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve, on Wednesday, December 28th, at 11:00 am. Interment in the Young Pine Family Cemetery. Send condolences at: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
LEGACY FUNERAL HOMES LTD., CARDSTON Assisting the Family. Phone 403-653-3222.