Marie Elizabeth Pastor

Marie Elizabeth Pastor

1924 ~ 2014

Marie Elizabeth Pastor passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in her 89th year. Beloved wife to the late Joseph Pastor (2006). Lovingly remembered by her children, Gary Pastor (Mary Anne), Shirley (Peter Jones), Terrylynn Pastor and Ronald Pastor. Loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Survived by sister, Edytha Johnston. Predeceased by sons, Richard Pastor and Stewart Pastor. Marie was born at home in Rocanville, Saskatchewan in 1924. She was the 4th child of Victor and Irene Jopp. Marie attended Normal School from 1941 to1942. She then started teaching in Whitewood, Saskatchewan and in 1944 arrived in Penny, B.C. and taught primary grades where she met Joseph and married in 1946. In 1955 they moved to Vanderhoof where they raised 6 children. In 1960 she went back to teaching for the next 24 years. Marie retired in 1983 and she and Joe came to Oliver in their retirement years. She was actively involved with the Catholic Women’s League, the Oliver Seniors Centre and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 97. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church by Rev. Neil Lustado on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Cremation followed with the Rite of Committal to be celebrated at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1212 West Broadway Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3V2 or the Canadian Cancer Society of B.C., 565 10th Avenue West, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4J4 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Blaine Krist at:

Graham Funeral Home,

5920 Kootenay Street,

Oliver B.C.

(250) 498-3833


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