Phyllis Marion Orchard



The 1st daughter of Bert and Annie Clarke, Marion was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Home  was  the  small  town of Pinawa where she grew up with her sister, Betty-Anne.


Marion later moved to Winnipeg and while attending school at St. James Collegiate, she met Bruce Orchard and they developed a bond  that  eventually  led  to  their  marriage at St. James Anglican Church  in Winnipeg on July 4, 1953.


In  September,  Bruce  joined  Sherritt Gordon Mines   and  the  newlyweds moved to Edmonton. In July, Bruce and Marion  moved to the Thunderbird Apartments in Fort Saskatchewan, where they met  many of their life long friends and continued to raise their growing family.


In 1960 the Orchard family moved to our home on 102 Ave. where Marion lived for the remainder of her life.  Even with 4 children, Marion found time to be active in many other areas.  Besides  going  to  the many  sporting  events  in  which  the  children  and  grandchildren participated,  Marion  was a   long time member of the  Tennis Club.  Her love for music led her to become  a member of the Cosmopolitan Band (played trumpet for 37 years) and a member of the Josephburg  Choral  Society (played the bells for over 20 years).  Marion was a very active individual and developed many lasting friendships.


A loving wife to Bruce, Mother to Rod (Alice); Scott (Sandy); Linea and Brent (Joan); Grandmother  to  Marc, Renee (Kevin); Nicole, Dominique, Lindsay; Ryan  (Delaney  and  Great Grandson Nash); Bronwyn (Devin); Jenna, Garrett and Aedan, and a forever cheerful friend. You will be sorrowfully missed.


For the Family



A Memorial Service will be held at St. George Anglican Church

10029-99 Avenue,  Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, at 1:00 pm



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Raymodn and Vivianne Plouffe

What a beautiful woman, a wonderful person, and best of all: a terrific mom. We wish you peace at this difficult time and we hope you will forever cherish all of the wonderful memories. May God grant her eternal rest.
Love Ray and Viv Plouffe

Al Speer and Irene Sproull

Condolences to you all. Unfortunately we are out of Canada and unable to attend the service, our thoughts are with you and yours.

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