December 27, 1934 – June 12, 2022
Marjorie Eleanor Henson left the dance floor that is life on June 12, 2022. She will be picking out a good table for the “after party”, with seats reserved for children Heather and Ian to join that party at a later date. There also will be seats for the Littlies Airlie, Noah and Sophia. They are just beginning their careers and will lovingly remember “Nana” on their journeys, the fun times, of course, and, on occasions least expected, the wisdom she imparted.
Always an adventurous spirit, Marjorie emigrated on her own from Scotland to Canada in 1957, where soon afterward she swooped down a slope into the arms of Geoffrey Bryan Henson, an equally adventurous soul. They lived a life that combined work and travel throughout North America and, later on, they travelled throughout the world.
In 1963, they put down roots in West Vancouver where they literally built their own house and where their children finished growing up and set off on their life dances. Geoff’s dancing days ended in 2006 and no one came close to filling his flip flops with the same panache.
In 2009, Marjorie found the courage to love again and married Bill Holmes. Bill was delighted to find that Marjorie brought the Littlies as her dowry. For his part, Bill contributed two more loving daughters, Cathy and Janet, to the family.
Marjorie and Bill continued their travel adventures and enjoyed extended vacations in Puerto Vallarta, where they delighted in having all four of their children visit to share the good weather and Saturdays “up the Cuale River”, as well as clipper ship adventures where Marjorie proved adept at climbing the rigging.
As practical and frugal as she was outgoing, Marjorie would much prefer it if people, instead of spending money on flowers, would honour her memory by spending time connecting with someone who seems shy, lonely or unhappy.
Treat each stranger as a potential new friend and if someone asks you why you are doing this tell them it is in memory of Marjorie Eleanor.Obituary
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