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Marilyn Guraliuk

February 3, 1937 - July 17, 2013


On Wednesday morning, July 17th, Marilyn Guraliuk of Oliver passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 76 years. We thank the hospital staff for their care and comfort in her last days.

She will be adoringly remembered by her loving family including husband Gary Guraliuk of Oliver; daughter Kathleen Bell & her husband Greg, daughter Debbie McKearney & her husband John; son Gary Ekdahl; grandchildren Marlise Kelsey & her husband Geoff, Niki Cecil & her husband Michael, Liam McKearney & his wife Maiah & Declan McKearney; great-grandchildren Ethan, Aidan & Emilie Kelsey; Jakob, Joshua, Caleb & Luke Cecil & Jadon, Jacob & Alivia McKearney.

Marilyn loved to socialize and especially enjoyed sharing her home and a meal with people who were alone for the holidays. She enjoyed spending time with her 10 great grandchildren at family functions on the coast. Her and Gary took many holidays together throughout BC, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and on many cruises. She loved rodeos and camping in the Boler.

She was easy-going and strived to make people laugh, especially when she was the centre of the entertainment. During her 17 years in Oliver, Marilyn made many friends who will miss her dearly.

Marilyn volunteered her time with the Elementary School reading program, the Oliver thrift shop & the Royal Purple and was involved with the Red Hat Ladies (Crown Jewels) where she was known as “Sister Peanut”.

Everyone who knew and loved Marilyn is welcome to attend her burial service at the Oliver Cemetery at 1:00 pm Monday July 22, 2013 and a celebration of her life at 2:00 pm at the Elks Hall. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Vera Glasser
Relation: school day buddies and still .

Marilyn may you rest in peace for all the good you have done in your lifetime and you will be missed by me terribly, when you get to the pearly gates my Paul will be there so god bless you both and for your Gary god will look after him………………love Vera

From: Wayne and Dianne spencer
Relation: Friend

Gary and Family,we are so sorry for you bereavement. Marilyn was a wonderful lady,she touched our lives in many ways..Red Hats, bingo,camping group all good fun. Our Princess Peanut is dancing through heaven,sharing jokes, wearing a beautiful red hat as she goes!

From: Ariel Ong
Relation: Friend

{{{Marilyn}}} from knowing Gary, I know how great you are as his beloved one. I feel so sorry for his lost. {{{Gary}}} I’m proud of being his friend, and as proud of knowing a warm & caring lady like you. Though we never met, you’ll always in my mind. May you rest in peace. {{{hugs}}} & Kisses x 99999999999999999999999

From: John and Darlene Chapman
Relation: Friends

Although we saw and spoke with Marilyn only occasionally, we found her to be such a lovely and caring person who always had a smile in her eyes. You are in our thoughts and prayers Gary.

From: Florence Merryweather
Relation: friend through red hats and bingo

Gary and family, so sorry for your bereavement, Marilyn, she was a great person ,always laughing and joking, she will me sadly missed by all who knew her,
My husband David will be there to greet you in heaven Marilyn
love Flo

From: Liz Kocsis
Relation: friend

My condolences to Gary and the family. She was a wonderful lady and shall be missed by all who knew her.

From: Corry Zappey
Relation: friend

Condolences to Gary and the family. Marilyn was a member of the Royal Purple and a fun loving person. She will be miss by everyone that knew her. God Bless. Corry Zappey

From: Lou & Marilyn Bliss
Relation: friends

Our thoughts are with you Gary at this time but know that you are among a lot of friends and relatives…take care and hugs/handshake from your ole golfing buddy……

From: Ed & Jeanette Boyechko
Relation: Gary's cousin--family

Gary and family, “We share your sorrow”
Marilyn was a happy fun person and she will be missed.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 22, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

Oliver Municipal Cemetery
11386 - 352nd Avenue (1068 Rockcliffe Road)
Oliver, BC Canada

Everyone who knew and loved Marilyn is welcome to attend her burial service at the Oliver Cemetery at 1:00 pm Monday July 22, 2013 and a celebration of her life at 2:00 pm at the Elks Hall. A reception will follow.

11386 - 352nd Avenue (1068 Rockcliffe Road)
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

The Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children
Suite 100, 2629 – 29th Avenue
Regina, SK
S4S 2N9

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