Roarke, Marlene

ROARKE, Marlene

1954 - 2023

It is with heavy hearts on this difficult day that we announce the passing of a truly remarkable woman.  Marlene (Roarke) Cox passed peacefully at the CHUS hospital in Sherbrooke, Quebec on October 29th, 2023, at the age of 68.  Marlene was the daughter of the late Malcolm Roarke and Mildred (Dempsey) Roarke.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 43 years Dennis Cox.  She was a cherished sister to siblings Dianne Roarke (late Pete Nabuurs), and Lyle Roarke (Lois Kirby). Words cannot begin to convey how much she will be deeply missed by her two sons Jeremiah (Miranda McGee) and Joseph (Kassandra Norrie) and her daughter Jessica (Scott Stephens).  Her legacy lives on through her grandchildren (Alice, William, Avery, James, Charlotte and Rebecca).  She is lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Marlene was a kind-hearted, empathetic soul who thrived on her dedication and love for her family.  She was a devoted wife, and a strong role model for her children.  Her love and joy for her grandchildren emanated from her in their presence.  She will be fondly remembered by her close friends, with whom she developed an unbreakable bond.  She will always be remembered for her witty humor, unforgettable smile and infectious laughter.  

Visitation will take place at the Cass funeral home in Lennoxville, Quebec (3006 Rue College) on Wednesday November 1st, 2023, from 6-9pm, and on Thursday November 2nd, 2023, from 12-1pm at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lennoxville followed by a service at 1pm.  Interment to follow at the Elmwood Cemetery. (1101 Rue Hyatt, Sherbrooke, QC)

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.  Psalm 116:15

15 messages reçus

Dennis and family and the Roarke family

Our sincere sympathy at this time.

Murray and Barb Ward, le 31 octobre 2023

Dennis Cox and family

So sorry to hear of your loss. Isn't it curious that Marlene passed away on the very day we were celebrating the anniversary of the church she served so faithfully!
May the Lord give you grace and peace in the days ahead.

John and Wendy Vaudry

John Vaudry, le 31 octobre 2023


So sorry to hear. Please accept our sincere condolences. RIP Marlene.

David & Helga Price, le 31 octobre 2023

Dennis and family

I just heard this devastating news of Marlene's untimely death. I am shocked and deeply saddened. My heart breaks for you and your family. Marlene was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.
I pray that our merciful God will surround you with his comforting and loving arms and grant you peace. In Christ's love.

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Rev. Susan Smith, le 31 octobre 2023

Dennis and family and the Rourke family

My condolences to you all. Marlene was such a good friend when we worked together at Balfour's. It is so hard to believe she has passed away. She is an Angel now. I send tou my love, prayers and great memories.

Marion Irwin, le 31 octobre 2023

Dennis, Boys, Jessica and families

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Please know we are thinking of and praying for you during this sad time. From show day to Sunday School, Marlene’s dedication to family always shone through.

Sue (Stuart) & the Moore family xx, le 31 octobre 2023

Dianne and family

My heart felt sympathies go out to you and your family.
Take care and be safe.

Joanne Rose Townshend

Joanne Rose Townshend, le 1 novembre 2023

Dennis and family

our sincere sympathy

Lucien Rodrigue & Diane Larrivée, le 1 novembre 2023

The Family

My sincere sympathies to all the family

Marilyne Bélanger, le 1 novembre 2023

Dennis and family

This world has lost a truly lovely person- Marlene always had a smile for everyone. She will always be with you in your heart.

Heather Turchyn

Heather Turchyn, le 1 novembre 2023

Dennis and family

Am so sorry for your loss! Marlene will be missed by so many as she contributed in many ways to better our world. Prayers that God surrounds all of you with assurance and peace.

Rev. Barb Fotheringham , le 1 novembre 2023

Dennis and family and sister Diane

Our sincere sympathy to everyone. We will always miss Marlene’s smile and how her face always lit up when she met you.
Marlene will certainly be missed but memories of her will last.

Doug and Louise Robinson , le 1 novembre 2023

Dennis and family, Diane and Lyle

My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have fond memories of Diane and Marlene when they would come "down home" to visit their grandparents. Her friendly smile will be missed by many. Rest in peace my dear.

Marilyn Robinson, le 1 novembre 2023

The Cox Family

We want to express our deepest sympathy to all of you at this time and hope that it brings you some degree of comfort to know that others are sharing your pain and grief. Marlene may be separated from you for now but her love, smile, laughter and wonderful personality will live on through you and your children! What a legacy of cherished memories she has left for all of you and everyone who knew her! Sincerely, Jackie and Don

Jackie and Don Loughheed, le 2 novembre 2023

Dennis & Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Marlene will be greatly missed by many and has created many wonderful memories.
Our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time.
Our thought and prayers are with you.

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réchauffe votre coeur
Roy Sylvester & Linda Raymond Deacon, le 3 novembre 2023

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