Olga Marilyn Dutton

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May 13, 1922 - June 4, 2012 Predeceased by parents Charles and Phyllis Dutton and brother Vernon, Marilyn leaves behind a brother Ian, nephews Gilbert, Michael and Brian and niece Marguerite. Marilyn was born and raised in Birtle, Manitoba. In 1943 she joined the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wrens) and was stationed in Halifax until 1946. After discharge she traveled to Vancouver and used her credits at UBC where she got a B.A. In 1962 she earned her BLS and became a Reference Librarian in the Social Sciences Division at the UBC Library until retiring in 1985. Shortly after arriving in Vancouver she joined the BC Mountaineering Club, becoming a life member. She joined the Vancouver Natural History Society in the mid 1960's. An avid birdwatcher, she happily shivered through many Christmas Bird Counts. She served as Archivist for the society for many years. As a member of the West Point Grey Lawn Bowling Club since 1989, she was an active participant, both on the green and socially. Bridge was a favorite activity since her student days and she became a skilled player. Marilyn loved traveling. She saw much of the world while camping and climbing with BCMC and through her many birding trips within Canada as well as around the world. Even lawn bowling took her to South Africa. A celebration of her life will be held at Brock House on Tuesday June 12, 2012 from 12:30 to 3:00.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from June 8 to June 9, 2012
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