Nov. 20, 1962 — Feb. 4, 2016
It is with shattered hearts our family announces the passing of Marlow Pederson, at his home on Feb. 4, 2016 in Coquitlam, B.C. Surrounded by his family, he left this physical world to join the family that waited for him on the side of Heaven.
He was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer just a short year ago and fought a valiant, courageous battle to the end. Never complaining or wanting anyone to fuss or worry about him, he always made sure everyone else was okay. Marlow was only 53 years young.
He was born the sixth of seven children to Raymond and Joyce Pederson. He arrived at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Sask., on Nov. 20, 1962. He entered this world with a huge impact, weighing in at 9 lb., 15 oz.
For the rest of his life he continued to make this same kind of impact with his presence with family, friends and all those he met along the way. He was loved, adored, respected and admired by all those who knew him.
Marlow took his elementary schooling at Estey School in Saskatoon. He played baseball, playing on a provincial team and was a great buddy and brother to his siblings. The million memories and good times we shared with this guy will give us comfort for the rest of our days.
In 1976, the family moved to Kenaston, Sask., to a farm just north of town. Here he continued his education at Kenaston High School.
He quickly learned to drive a tractor, do field work and look after a few farm animals. Quite a change from the city life! He also worked beside his brothers and dad doing water well drilling for his dad’s business, Pederson Drilling.
It never mattered what job he tackled, he always gave it his all. He had an awesome sense of humour with a strong loyalty to family and friends. If you needed him for anything, he was always there for you. He’d do anything to help anyone in an instant. Their home was always open and he took a special interest in each one of our lives, making all feel loved and welcomed.
He met his wife Lynn Trumble in Calgary while working there doing gas testing. They were married on June 30, 1990. After the birth of their daughter Amy, they moved to Anmore, B.C., where their son Tyler was born. The following year they settled and remained in Coquitlam.
In 1991, Marlow started working in the movie industry with his brother Bryan for the IATSE Movie Union. He was very talented as a carpenter, metal fabricator, welder or whatever skill needed for the film and television productions. He also started his own company, Talym Services, Ltd.
He worked for 24 years in the movie industry until his health started to fail. Along life’s journey he made many close lifelong friends.
Together Marlow and Lynn were blessed to have two beautiful kids. As a dad, he was loving, protective, and very proud of the adults they had become.
He was honoured to have walked his little girl Amy down the aisle at her wedding in Las Vegas on May 7, 2013 and thankful he was able to see her become a mother.
His son Tyler was the apple of his eye. They spent countless hours on rebuilding, restoring and fixing vehicles, hanging out and working together in the movie industry.
His love for his wife never shone so strong as when she stood by him caring for him at home until his last breath. He was so grateful for all she did for him and their kids throughout the years. Last year, they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Kenaston, Sask., with over 70 of his siblings and their families, as well as a few cousins in attendance. To Marlow, family always came first and was the most important thing to him in the world.
Marlow will be sorely missed by his wife Lynn; daughter Amy (Kyle) Banman; and son Tyler Pederson, all of Coquitlam. He also leaves behind his very cherished little grandson, Kieran Marlow Banman. Grandpa fought with fierce determination and an unbelievable strength to stay around long enough to meet his first grandchild, born Jan. 2, 2016. This little guy brought him such tremendous pride and joy in his final days. They spent each and every day together.
Also sharing in his family’s grief are his brothers, Tom (Pat) Pederson of Oshawa, Ont.; Bryan Pederson of Port Moody, B.C.; his sisters Patsy (Jake) Wiebe of Calgary, Alta.; Sherry (Clinton) Haduik of Kenaston, Sask.; and Kathy (Dan) Mailer of Calgary, Alta; sister-in-law Julie Tenning of Saskatoon, Sask.; extended brother Dan (Kim) Guskjolen of Tofield, Alta.; Lynn’s parents Richard and Norma Trumble of Calgary, Alta.; siblings Sharon Row (Dr. John Row Jr.) of Madera, Calif., and Ken (Shelly) Trumble of Calgary, Alta.; plus numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Marlow has now joined his parents Raymond and Joyce, brother Carlos, nephew Jim Wiebe, along with his grandparents, Hans and Borghild Pederson, and August and Della Lenz, as well as all those special ones who had gone on before him.
At Marlow’s request a wake will be held in their home and then a family gathering to celebrate his life will be held in Kenaston, Sask., at a later date.
Although we will no longer see his smiling face or hear the laughter in his voice, he will remain close in our hearts throughout the years until we are all together again.
In the words he’d always tell us, “It’s all good!”
Our souls were joined before you were born
Together we laughed and we played.
The years flew by, faster than we could count
but it didn’t change us anyways.
No matter where this journey has taken us
through the places we dared not go
My love for you my dear, sweet brother
with you will always go.
There are no words to tell you how much you’ve always been
so very close in my heart, from a beginning with no end.
I’ll always be forever with you, as your sister loving you
and pray you’ve now found the strength
to see your journey through.
So day by day, our family bond
will continue to grow with you.
For it’s a love that can never be broken
cause its power has always been with you!
We’ll miss you forever,
your sis, Sherry.