August 6, 1940 – January 16, 2021
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Marvin Marcus Striker.
Marv passed peacefully surrounded by his wife Judith and his daughters Kimberly and Angela.
Marvin was born to Marcus and Dorothy Striker in Biggar Saskatchewan . The family moved to Agassiz in the mid 40’s and settled on McCallum road as a farming family. Marvin was not so keen on the animal side of farming but the care of the mechanical equipment began a lifelong attachment to all things with an engine or hydraulics.
Eventually this love of all things mechanical led to, him earning a Heavy Duty Mechanics ticket as well as his Steam Engineering ticket in 1964.
Coincidentally this was about the same time he made a very important purchase that would bring joy to many many people for the next 50 years, his 1964 Gibson Guitar. Marvin never said no to bringing out the “git box” and always had a great sing along song at the ready. He helped create many wonderful family memories over generations of Striker family gatherings!
1965 saw him settled in Prince George with his bride Judith. Marvin worked with his Uncles in construction there and eventually owned and operated Striker Construction.
The digging of the footings for significant buildings in the downtown core was a great source of pride for him.
In the early 80’s Marv changed his direction to the ownership of several gas stations, eventually leading him and his family back to the Fraser Valley in 1987 to open the Harrison Gas bar.
Marvin and Judith enjoyed many travels over the years, visiting Hawaii over 25 times. Most often with dear friends Kim and Annalise Chouquette. The loss of his best friend Kim last January was a terribly deep wound to him.
Family meant more to him than anything else in the world, sister in law Mary Anne (Bob) and her children Lee Anne, Deana, Sandra and Steven (Lee) were like his own and he was always there to help out with them or lend an ear.
His many cousins were always counted as his closest friends, and chosen companions for a pint or two.
He was unendingly proud of his grandchildren Amanda (Andrew), Charles, Mason, Lauren, Sophia and great grandson Malcolm.
Anyone who knew Marvin knew that he was the most loving father, friend and husband anyone could ask for.
Predeceased by his younger sister Sharron, his Mother and Father, and many dear friends, he is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Judith, his children, grand children as well as his brother Jack and sister Gladys.
There will be a memorial service once Covid restrictions are eased.
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