1979 – 2017
Mardele was born May 21, 1979 in New Westminster BC, 3 weeks overdue…she died at home on Thursday, December 21 in Kamloops…50 years too soon, from a pulmonary embolism. She is survived by her husband Chad, their sons Keegan age 14, Christian age 10 and Logan 9. Mardele was a fierce defender of her children and a magnificent hockey mom for Keegan who plays with the KMHA. The night after her death, Keegan dug deep, attended his game and scored two goals in memory of his mom.
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Odubote and Dr. Nair, who did their best to help her with her health and wellbeing. She was admitted to RIH a couple of weeks ago due to the embolisms. She seemed very proud of herself for getting released from ICU (very likely against doctor’s orders) but that was our girl; she needed to get ready for Christmas so that the boys weren’t disappointed. Our thanks too, to the Paramedics and Firemen who worked so hard to bring her back. Your efforts will be forever appreciated.
Mardele is survived by her mother-in-law Brenda (Bob) and her sister-in-law’s Tammy (Al) as well as Kim (Mike) and their families. Mardele is also survived by her mother and father, Sharon and David; her brother Nathan (Cherie) from Airdrie Alberta. She is further survived by her Uncle(s) Howard and Valerie; Jim and Wendi; Jack; Don and Sherry; Bill and Josie; auntie Jenny and their families. She is predeceased by her father-in-law Leonard; her uncle Dan and aunt Florence.
Mardele’s love for her family and plethora of friends, was exceeded only by her love of all animals, great and small. Her unexpected death has broken our hearts and robbed us of her goofy sense of humour and fierce loyalty. Three roses honey. We will love you forever.
A Memorial Service for Mardele will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Avenue, Kamloops. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com