Marie Graham Spooner (nee Richardson)

October 9, 1919 – February 12, 2013


Our precious Marie passed away peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, three weeks after suffering a stroke. She leaves her loving husband of 67 years, Bob; one surviving sister, Evelyn, of Medicine Hat; children: Rod (Claudia), Kathy (Ken), and Lawrie (Jewel), grandchildren: Megan (Hans), Morgan (Dallas), Myles (Nancy), Angela, and Scott (Whitney); and great grandchildren: Camden, Devon and Ethan.


Marie was born in Calgary and grew up on a farm in Alsask, near the Alberta – Saskatchewan border. After High School in Nanton, she trained as a nurse at Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary in 1942, she met her future husband, Bob, a pilot instructor, at a country dance. When he went overseas, she joined the Canadian Pacific Airlines as a Stewardess and later did private duty nursing. Marie’s many joys revolved around her love of people. Family & friends and even strangers were welcomed in to share coffee & goodies + conversation or feasts on the patio.


The family wishes to thank Dr. V. Cowan and the staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital for their kindness and wonderful care.


A celebration of life will be held at First Metropolitan United Church 932 Balmoral & Quadra St., on Friday, February 22nd at 2pm.


In lieu of flowers, please carry out a random act of kindness to pass on Marie’s love.