August 23, 1940 – November 13, 2015
Marlene Bawn (nee Homenchuk) 75, of Blaine, WA, passed away in Bellingham on November 13 after a prolonged illness. She was born August 23,1940 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to her parents Mike & Mary. She is predeceased by her brothers, Elmer, Fred, and her sister Lydia Jones (Wally).
In 1941, Marlene moved west to Vancouver with her family at 6 months of age, where she attended local schools. She worked for IBM in San Francisco, and then returned to IBM for 18 years in Vancouver.
When Marlene attended a family reunion in 1983 she met her future husband, Terry. They were married shortly after in February of 1984 in Vancouver, settling in El Toro, CA where Terry was employed with Unocal Corp. In 1986, they moved to Bellevue, WA where Marlene worked for Puget Sound Energy until she retired.
Marlene’s strong will helped her overcome cancer, and she recovered in 2005. Soon after, she and Terry moved to Blaine WA to be closer to her family.
Marlene learned to play bridge at an early age and loved it, and most recently was attempting to become a Life Master. She was an advocate for all animal rescues.
Marlene is survived by her husband Terry and her step-son Stephen (Lynne). Marlene is survived by her siblings, John, Annie (Rudy), Albert (Katherine), Martha (Helmut), Len (Laurie), Evelyn, Howard (Geraldine), and Diane (Alan).
Memorial services are scheduled Tuesday, December 1, at 2 p.m., at Henderson Funeral Home at 20786 Fraser Hwy., in Langley, BC,