British Columbia Golf Joins In Mourning The Passing Of Marion Andrews
British Columbia Golf was saddened to have learned over the Christmas break of the passing of Victoria's Marion Andrews on December 16th at the age of 95.
We wish to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Marion and share the following memoriam as per the Times Colonist Newspaper and Zone 5 Secretary Barb Rainey.
Marion Jenny Andrews
(September 14, 1924 – December 16, 2019)
It is with profound sadness that we announce our dear mum, Marion Jenny Andrews, 95, passed away peacefully on December 16th after a long and amazing life. Marion was born and raised in Victoria. Her fondest memories were of growing up on Avebury Ave and many years spent in Cordova Bay with the Andrews clan. From summers in Genoa Bay to New Years Eve at the Chinese Village with their gang, mum loved life!
Marion was a member of the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. She was honoured for being on the 1949 woman's basketball team, who along with her sister Florence Kennedy, brought the first Canadian Woman's Basketball Championship to Victoria. After raising three children at their Victoria Ave home Marion shifted her focus becoming Coordinator of the Curling & Social Lounge at Oak Bay Rec Centre and was one of the founding members of the Oak Bay Ladies Curling Club.
Marion was also an avid golfer at Royal Colwood, leading to more serious invovlement in the game in the early 90’s with the organization of a Ladies’ Club at the Cordova Bay Golf Course. She became the Ladies’ Captain from 1993 – 1994. In 1996 the call came from the District for Vice-Chair, and then District Chair for 1998-1999. The Province followed and Marion was elected as the BC Golf Ladies Vice-Chair for 1999-2000. From November 2000 – 2002, she ascended to the role of President.
Always willing to lend a hand Marion was asked to head the Oak Bay Senior Citizens Centre where she absolutely enjoyed planning activities and fabulous trips for the seniors. Whether it was a bus trip up island or an adventure to China or Portugal, Marion was always a special part of every adventure.
She had many great friends in her ladies knitting group and loved to play bridge, though she was the first to say she wasn't very good at it! Predeceased by her brother Archie and sister Florence Kennedy, husband George (Porky) Andrews and son Scott. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Janet and partner Michael Sheane, son Wayne, sister Catherine (Wally) Douglas, cousins and all her nieces, nephews and their children.
We loved you so much Mum, your gentle spirit, keen wit and warm heart will live on forever.
At Marion's request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, condolences can be sent to 3250 Walfred Place, Victoria BC V9C 4M4.