September 14, 1924 – December 16, 2019
We have lost another great lady from our golfing community, MARION ANDREWS, former President of the BCLGA and Zone Chair, and just the best fun person to be around. Marion passed away on December 16, 2019 after 95 years of giving joy to her friends, and a workaholic for her passions of curling and golf.
Not too many people know that Marion is a member of the Greater Victoria Hall of Fame……not for golf though….but for Basketball!! She was a member of the 1949 team that brought the first Canadian Women’s Basketball Championship to Victoria.
Golf was a major part of Marion’s life at Royal Colwood until the kiddies came along (3) and she swapped her clubs for the role of “Domestic Goddess” from 1959 to 1975, then looked around for a new activity and became involved with curling. With her usual enthusiasm, she was Ladies Curling Chair at the Racquet Club and was very involved with Publicity for the 1974 Ladies’ Curling Championship at the old Memorial Arena. In 1975 with the opening of the Oak Bay Rec. Centre, she was Coordinator of the Curling and Social Lounge and was one of the founding members of the Oak Bay Ladies Curling Club.
Serious involvement with golf returned in the early 90’s with the organization of a Ladies’ Club at Cordova Bay and eventually Ladies Captain (1993 – 1994). In 1996, the call came from the District (Zone) for a Vice Chair which led to the Chair’s position (1998 – 1999). The Province followed and Marion was elected as Vice Pres. (1999 – 2000) followed by President of the British Columbia Ladies Golf Assoc. effective November 2000 – 2002).
So long, old friend, you taught us a lot about the world of golf; how to run tournaments, to raise our hands for the tough jobs, and have a great deal of fun doing it.