It is with great sadness and sorrow that we have to announce the passing of my dear sister Marlene Nazarov at the Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 62 years where she succumbed the vicious monster cancer after several years of keeping him at bay. She finally lost her courageous battle with him at 4:40 pm on Tuesday October 02/2012 with her brother Mickey and sister in-law Laura at her side.
Marlene was born in Trail, B.C. in July 13, 1950 to the parents of Mickit and Lucy Nazarov
She was known for her skill in designing clothes, sewing, and wearing them in the latest of styles and fashions.
Marlene was a residence of Burnaby B.C. for the past 20 years and prior to being a resident of the West Coast she resided in Toronto for a number of years. Where she worked for the NDP constituent Bob Ray
Marlene was a bubble of energy where often she would be seen roller blading on the “Sea Wall around
Stanley Park — skating all the way from her residence near the Metrotown in Burnaby B.C. An attempt at making a career out of Ballet’ was short lived by an injury in the early 1960’s from there she went on to work as a telephone operator in Nelson B.C. were from there she decided to move on in her younger years and finally ended out in Toronto where she was employed for a number of years.
From there decided to come closer to home and ended up living at the west coast and milder climate where she found a successful employment and worked her way up form being a telephone receptionist to a “Administrative Assistant with the large firm of KPMG Management Services within a few years. Here she found and was surrounded by group of very close friends. whom she found to be extremely helpful and supportive in the years when she began her battle with cancer and right to the very end of her colorful life they were there supporting her and making life more bearable right to the end.
Marlene is survived by Brother Mickey Nazarov (Laura Powell) of Castlegar, Nephew Kenton Andreachuk (Patti) of Cranbrook, Niece Leeanna Newton of London Ont, Grand Nephews Aydin and Mikyle Newton of London Ont. Her niece, nephew and especially Grand Nephews Mikyle and Aydin were the joys of her life and she thought that the sun never set on them, and very close friends of Vancouver Aair Patterson, Kathy Chelew, Nicky Labelle and numerous friends with the firm of KPMG with which she enjoyed being employed and close and dear friend Janie Konkin of Castlegar, B.C. along with numerous cousins in and around the Kootenays, Vancouver and Oregon.
You will always be a void in our lives Dear Marlene and will also be grateful that you are now in peace and in the hands of our dear lord and god and eternal life which we will all eventually be reunited with you once again
Cremation was requested by Marlene and a
celebration of life will be held at a later date