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Margaret (Adele) Mole

March 20, 1953 - June 11, 2022

It is with great sadness the family of Adele Mole (nee Maruk) announces her passing at the young age of 69.

Adele was born in Whitehorse then raised in Carcross and Whitehorse. She was the third of six children born to Bill and Marg Maruk (nee McMurphy). A kind-hearted soul with a strong spirit, wicked sense of humour and infectious laugh. She was a true Yukon gem!

She will be forever missed by her loving family. Husband Barry Mole, daughter Michelle, sons Patrick (Megan), Nathan (Danielle) and grandsons Cash, Issac and Mickey. She is also survived by her sister Pauli Gabb (Gregor) and brothers Mike Maruk (Linda), Len Maruk (Glynis); friends turned sisters Colleen Killins-Bubiak (Paul) and Debbie Osborne (Steve), along with a large extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. She is pre-deceased by her parents, sister Irene Maruk and brother John Maruk.

An avid bird watcher, her binoculars were always ready, and she had countless bits of knowledge to share of her findings! Thank you, Kathy Zimmer, for sharing this passion and a friendship full of many birding and cross-country skiing adventures. So many people have the memories, connections and longtime friendships created throughout her lifetime; found through community, families, children and colleagues.

Adele enjoyed spending her time with family and friends, in summers camping around the Yukon and Haines, winters vacationing in Mexico or Hawaii. In 2018 she and Barry spent 3 months on a cross Canada road trip. Known for her love of snowmen, the magic of Christmas and carrying forward the family tradition of making hot cross buns at Easter. In retirement she took up daily walking, sitting out back enjoying coffee in the sun, yoga and word games.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the dedicated teams at WGH and Wind River Hospice for the treatment, care and compassion they provided to Adele throughout her journey with breast cancer. In lieu of flowers Adele has asked that donations be made to the WGH chemotherapy room Karen’s Room.

When you see the fireweed rustling in the breeze or are by the water and hear the loons call, think of Adele, she will be with you.

A Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date in 2023.

Comments (1)

Aprile Atkins on Jul 5, 2022 at 6:52 am

I did not know Adele very well but I met her through her husband Barry. Barry's Mom and Dad were very close friends of my Mom and Dad, Arthur and Evelyn Osborne who are parents to my younger brother Steve. When I met Adele it was an instant liking. Yes, her infectious laugh, the way her nose would wrinkle up when she smiled. She had a very warm approach about her, which I am sure drew many to her. She was like a sister to my sister-in-law Debbie Osborne. Both being born in Whitehorse and being the same age I'm sure that Debbie has many wonderful stories she could tell of their adventures together.
Barry and family, I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear of your loss, Your dear Wife, Mother of your children and best friend. Her memory will be etched deeply into your hearts and minds. Her infectious laugh and smile will be forever in your heart. Stick close to one another, Hug, laugh, speak of her often. She will always be there in your wonderful memories.
We pray that your love for one another will get you through this trying time.
Your friends Larry and Aprile Atkins and family.

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