Marlene Margaret GOODHELPSEN

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Marlene Margaret Goodhelpsen on October 26, 2023, after a lengthy and spirited battle with cancer. Marlene’s unwavering sense of humor shone even during her last days at Pilgrims Hospice, where she peacefully left this world, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 16, 1950, Marlene was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and most importantly, friend. She is survived by her son, Jason (partner Val), who held a special place in her heart, her beloved granddaughter, Larken (partner Anthony), and her loving sister, Brenda (husband Don). Her family meant the world to her, and her memory will live on through them.

Marlene’s incredible humor was a testament to her vibrant personality, and she was able to effortlessly make friends wherever she went. Her laughter was a gift that brightened the lives of numerous friends who were fortunate to be part of her circle. Marlene’s quick wit was a source of joy to those who knew her well.

Anyone who knew Marlene knew she was devoted to the Oilers, she was not a Fairweather fan, always cheering them on through both the wins and losses. One of her greatest joys was watching the games with her closest friends. The only thing she looked forward to more than hockey was warm, sunny getaways in the winter.

Throughout her life, Marlene faced her share of challenges, including the loss of her daughter, Jodi, her husband, Ken, as well as her sister Carol. Nevertheless, she remained resilient and continued to find joy and humor in life.

Marlene’s absence will be deeply felt, but her legacy of humor and the warmth of her friendships will continue to be a source of inspiration to those she touched. She leaves behind a tapestry of cherished memories, a testament to a life lived with love, laughter, and enduring connections. As we collectively mourn the loss of Marlene, let her humor continue to inspire. May her soul find peace, and her memory live on in our hearts.

Marlene’s family wants to express their heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated staff at Pilgrims Hospice. There is no better place where Marlene could have spent her last months, and it brings profound peace knowing she was loved and cared for so greatly.

As per Marlene’s wishes there will be no service held. In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that donations are made to the Pilgrims Hospice Society







  1. Stan & Marj Thomson

    Have many great memories of Marlene and know how much she will be missed.

  2. Betty Belanger

    It was such a pleasure to meet and get to know Marlene. I really enjoyed her great sense of humour and joyful nature. My deepest condolences to her family (who we also got to know during Marlene’s time at PHS.) ❤️


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