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Marilyn Joy Sinclare (Buchholz)

September 14, 1942 - June 5, 2022


Marilyn Joy Sinclare, 79, passed away surrounded by loved ones at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 5, 2022.

Marilyn was predeceased by her father and her mother. She is survived by her loving husband Leagh of 59 years, her two children Colin ( Tanya) and Lori ( Jeff), brothers Wayne (Sue) and Steve ( Linda)  and three grandchildren Olivia, Reese and Graydon.

Marilyn was born on September 14th, 1942 to Karl and Pam Buchholz in St. Jiles County Borough of Reading, England. After the Second World War, Pam and Marilyn traveled to Canada on the Queen Mary .

Marilyn spent her youth growing up in South Burnaby.  After graduating from High School in 1961,  she went on to work at  the Canada Permanent Trust Co.  On the competitive side, Marilyn enjoyed playing in a bowling league with her co-workers at the Trust Co

In 1961, Marilyn met Leagh in High School. They were married on August 23, 1963 in South Burnaby, British Columbia. Their first child, Colin was born in 1967. They moved to Surrey, British Columbia in 1968. Their second child, Lori was born in 1969. North Delta was home from 1977 to1993. Over the course of 25 years Marilyn worked in Surrey, British Columbia at Simpson Sears and the Gardens of Gethsemani Cemetery.

Upon retirement Leagh and Marilyn moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia. Marilyn and Leagh traveled in their retirement years enjoying a number of the world’s best destinations.

Marilyn enjoyed being with family including hosting dinners, New Year’s Eve parties and being a wonderful mother and Grandmother. In her retirement years, she stayed active making dog clothing and socializing with her knitting club friends in  The Abbotsford Townhouse Complex.

The family would like to thank the Nurses and Doctors for all the excellent and compassionate care Marilyn received at the Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 25, 1:30 pm at:

The Estates of Ellwood Clubhouse

31406 Upper Maclure Road

Abbotsford, B.C


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: HaroldJames(Jim preferred) Stevens
Relation: First cousin

Sincere condolences to Leagh and the whole family.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 25, 2022
Beginning at 1:30pm

The Clubhouse - Ellwod Estates
31406 Upper Maclure Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

31406 Upper Maclure Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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