Marlene Tolley-Kovacs passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 29, 2019 at the age of 70 years old after a brave five-year long battle with cancer.
Marlene was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She treasured her children and grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. She made friends everywhere she went and her role as an elementary school teacher touched many children’s lives over the years.
Joe and Marlene have been world travelers going to many different countries highlighted by an entire year long exchange in Australia. In retirement they bought their dream cabin located in Montana where they have spent many cherished moments with family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Joe; brothers Marvin (Grace) Tolley and Dan (Rita) Tolley; son Robert (Allison) Kovacs; daughter Chelsea (Todd) Keinick; grandchildren Lucas, Joel and Jayde, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.