Victoria “Vicki” Marcele Bode
Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Victoria “Vicki” Marcele Bode (née: Ingram) passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26th, 2023 at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital in Moose Jaw, SK.
Vicki was born September 3rd, 1940 in Weyburn, SK to James and Margaret Ingram. She and her younger sister, Louise, grew up in Weyburn, SK and as a young adult, Vicki’s love of travel began with a move to Hawaii for a year. She was drawn back to the prairies and worked at the Canada Agriculture Research Centre in Swift Current, SK. She met Frank in Swift Current, and they were married in Weyburn. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this December. They lived in Regina, SK and Winnipeg, MB before settling in Moose Jaw, where they purchased the John Deere dealership, Atkinson Equipment, which became Nelson-Bode Implts Ltd, Bode Implements Ltd, and now South Country Equipment Ltd. Frank and Vicki built the foundation for the family business that exists today.
There were many family vacations to Hawaii over the years. In the winter of 1991, Frank and Vicki started traveling to Palm Springs, where they would continue to enjoy the warm winters until 2020. Vicki enjoyed lunch on the patio watching the golfers go by and loved spending the weekends shopping and taking in the sights at the Palm Springs swap meet.
They travelled to Asia and Europe over the years. Vicki was an avid royal-watcher; their most memorable trip was to the UK and France in 2014 for their 50th wedding anniversary.
Back at home, Vicki served her community through the Lioness Club and her Church. She had a wide circle of friends and enjoyed socializing over tea while playing cards. Tuesday nights have been reserved for traveling supper club, a night off from cooking. She took an interest in interior design, and their home has always been warm and welcoming to friends and family.
She was predeceased by her parents, James and Margaret Ingram, and infant grandson. Left to remember Vicki with love is her husband, Frank; sons, Cam (Ceddie) and Chris (Cari); grandchildren, Alyssa and Kevin; step-grandchildren, Andrew and Lauren Markewich; sister, Louise Ingram and her son, Darren (Tracy) and their children, James and Ryan; and sister-in-law, Anne Bode.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital, and St. Aidan’s Rev. Dr. Dean Pinter and Rev. Deacon Arleen Champion for their care and support.
The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aidan Anglican Church, 124 1st Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK. Interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Vicki’s name may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, 2110-439 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1Y8 https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Angela and I extend our sincere condolences.
Frank and Family; We were both shocked and saddened to hear of Vicki’s passing. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. We hope the many happy memories you cherish will sustain you during these sad days. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Most heartfelt condolences to the Bode family in the passing of Vicki
I was just talking to Vicki last week.I cannot believe she is gone.Always a great conversation.My deepest sympathy to all family.
I am so saddened to hear of Vicki’s passing. She was the very best neighbour one could ask for. I always enjoyed chatting with her, and sharing some laughter.
Vicki was a wonderful woman-so friendly and compassionate and wise. She will be surely missed by her family & by her many friends.
Sending my sincere condolences.
Heartfelt condolences. Your mother was a lovely lady!
We remember Vickie from when we lived in Moose Jaw several years ago. What a sweet soul. Condolences to all her family.
To Frank, Cam, Ceddie and family:
Sharing in your sadness as you remember Vicki.
You’ll always treasure how it felt to be loved by her and
I hope your memories bring comfort.
I’m truly sorry for your loss.
Cam, Ceddie, and family:
So sorry to learn of Vicki’s passing.
I have lots of fond memories hanging around the Bode household growing up. She was was always so friendly and I always felt so welcome in her home.
Condolences to your family.
Frank and family, I was saddened to learn of Vicki’s passing. I only met her a few times Frank, but she seemed
like a lovely person.
Frank, Cam, Chris and families,
We were so sorry to hear of Vicki’s sudden passing. She was truly a wonderful, friendly person. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you through this sad time.
Dear Frank and family ,
We were so sad about Vicki’s passing .We have many memories of times together .She was such a kind ,gentle ,friendly and caring person .She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.
Our thoughts and prayers with you all.
Jerry & Leona Hicke
Frank & family.
So sorry to read of Vicki’s passing.
Vicki was a wonderful neighbour on Maybery Cres.
Loved our chats. Vicki was so kind to always ask how we were doing.
May you cherish her memory.
You are in Our Thoughts and Prayers.✝️
My sincere sympathies to the Bode family. Mrs. B was a wonderful person. I have many fond memories from Queen Crescent. My condolences.