In Memory Of


Marlene Saunders

Aug 15, 1953 - Apr 6, 2020


  A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Alberta. Her burial will take place in Kings County Nova Scotia, also at a later date.


It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Marlene Saunders on April 6, 2020 of Sylvan Lake Alberta, Formally from Kings County Nova Scotia.

Marlene was born in Berwick NS on August 15, 1953. She was born to the late Murry and Jean Parrish of Kings County.

Marlene was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. There was nothing more that she loved then her kids.

Marlene leaves behind her dysfunctional family that she absolutely adored. She is survived by her 5 children; Jeannie Lutz of Red Deer, Scott Saunders of Calgary, Collin and Christa Brown of Blackfalds Ab, Sean Saunders of Red Deer, and her partner Percy Bryant of Sylvan Lake.

She had 5 Grandchildren Ben and Brianne Lutz of Red Deer, Maddison and Rhyaleigh Brown of Blackfalds and Korbin Saunders of Red Deer. Marlene is also survived by her siblings, Donna Hyrtle of Berwick NS and Terry Parrish of Kanata Ontario. She had 3 Great Grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts.

Marlene will always be remembered for her infectious smile, her caring personality and her love for the ocean. Marlene was the one you could count on when in need.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Alberta. Her burial will take place in Kings County Nova Scotia, also at a later date.

Although she’s not physically here anymore, her love and light will live on forever

The family would like to thank all of those who have supported us in our time of need.

Donations in Marlene’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.





Beautiful cousin of my dreams. Marlene was more like a sister to me. I miss her very much already. I’m so saddened for all of us that knew and loved her

Deejah Ross :

My sincere condolences and prayers for the family in this time of loss.

Mike Smith:

My deepest sympathy goes out to Marlene's family and freinds. Although many years have gone by since I last seen Marlene, I know had I ran into her it would be like I had just seen her yesterday. Rest in peace.

Michelle salive:

Dear Percy although I just met you both at flight night with my mother in law Lorraine Salive I was saddened to hear of Marlenes Passing May you hold precious memories in your heart forever sending hugs love and prayers to you and the family Michelle

Eileen Casey:

So sorry to hear this, My Condolences to all the family. May you rest in peace, Marlene.

Janet Baltzer :

Thinking of her family & friends at this difficult time. Sending love & hugs.

Brenda McMenemy Lewis:

So saddened to hear this
Condolences to all her family.

Albert Perry:

This sadenns me more than words can explain, what a lovely woman. You will be missed by all

Francis Baker :

Not only from Deb and I but Erica and "the gang":
Deepest condolences everyone

Candy and Dale Stuart :

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to all of Marlene’s family and Percy. Stay strong as we are sure she would want you to.

Kathy Jenkins:

So very sad to hear the passing of Marlene,thinking of everyone at this difficult timeHugs and prayers to all.

Lillian Catherwood :

So saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a good friend and a great Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Carol Saunders-Madu and family:

She was a wonderful woman. She helped so many and loved freely. She helped straighten out my 16 years old self and I will forever be grateful!
She will stay in my heart and my memories always. My heart goes out to all who loved her

Bertha May:

So sad to hear of Marlene’s passing. My sincere condolences to those she left behind. You were a cool step sister.

Dan Spinney:

Grew up with Marlene ... RIP

Joan Saunders Hawkin :

My heart just broke when I saw this sad news! I have such fond memories of Marlene, way back to our school days! She was such fun and had the best laugh! We reconnected as adults and had some good times. Sending along my sincere condolences to all the family. XO

Sakine Carew:

I’m sorry for your loss

Shari Lund (Connell):

So sad to hear of Marlene's passing! Had lots of great times with her and have many great memories now! Hugs and Love to you all! R.I.P. My Friend!

Annmarie & Craig Mercer:

With broken hearts, we send our deepest condolences to Marlenes family who will always be her bright light and her love. With immense sorrow we are faced with the extemely difficult task of having to say goodbye to such a wonderful person, Marlene, our dear sweetest friend. There are few people who will enter your life and leave with such a profound effect on your heart. Marlene did just that, we had an instant connection and true friendship. Marlene had a fabulous sense of humour, we had many memorable laughs together. She must be soaring above us, overlooking us all who will dearly miss her wonderful and smiling presence. Marlene will be forever remembered with a kind heart.
Hold onto those happy memories to help you through this difficult trying time, hold each other close.
Until we meet again, you deserve to rest in peace my dear, dear friend.

Mary & Wayne Chiasson:

We met at a Seasonal Campground in N.B. we shared some great memories. Our deepest condolences to the family.

Debbie Fredericks-Thorsen (Nova Scotia):

Many great times in our teens in Kingston. I am glad we reconnected again after so many years. My thoughts are with all her Family. RIP Pixie!

Cecil and Lorraine-Pinch Reid:

Sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful, caring and loving woman. Her heart was full of love. Missed by all who knew who. Prayers sent your way. Hugs.

Kim and Barb Waddell:

So sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. Our condolences to the family at this most difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Big hugs to Jeannie, Ben, Brianne <3

Cathy and Todd Jones:

So sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. She was such a special person. Condolences to the family.

Cliff and Marla LeDrew :

Our deepest condolences to Marlenes family.

Laural Reid:

May time heal the sadness that all of you feel with your loss. May your memories bring you comfort today and throughout life. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.


Marlene, you were a jewel! The times I was around you I enjoyed your humour, your stories, and saw the love in you for your family! My heart breaks for all those close to you and I send them all my biggest tiny hug and know they will carry on the legacy of the beautiful soul you were. You left too soon, but now you will guard them from above.

Trena Pretty:

So sorry to hear of Marlenes passing. She was an awesome women and loved working with her at BMS Distributors. Prayers to her family.


Cya again someday cousin.
Love ya, Danette

Colby Smith Mclellan.:

I shared many great times with Marlene and will hold those times close to my heart. To the family I send my deepest condolences. R.I.P.

Cheryl Graham:

So sorry for Marlene's passing. Condolences to her family.

James Dotten:

My family sends condolences in your time of loss and have you and Marlene in our thoughts.

Shirley Reading:

I am so sadden by the loss of my niece Marlene May she Rest In Peace.

Leonard saunders,Tanya saunders, Emmy ssunders:

we are thinking of all of you guys,so sad , hugs

Colin harned:

Sorry to hear this Scott and Colin I hope you guys are ok

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