Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Friend entered this world at 4:00 A.M. on April 19th, 1930 in Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba and was peacefully released at 4:00 A.M. on April 26th, 2016, in the family home, Armstrong, B.C., after avidly living an uplifting and creative 86 years and 7 days.
According to Mom, life’s time moved very quickly and she enjoyed filling her living with visiting the many branches of her extensive family and friends, doing cross-stitch art, and was a long term supporter of organizations that provided positive and creative social endeavors.Raised in the Mennonite farming communities of Crystal City and Winkler, Manitoba, Mom returned to Grace Hospital for nurses training and graduated in the Class of 53A. Marie was delighted to host her classes 60th year nurses reunion here in Vernon, in 2013. Mom’s nursing career took her both into wilderness outpost clinics and to the big city training hospitals where she was a ward team leader. Marie’s legacy is carried forward by her daughter, Marjorie (Al) Harris; two grandchildren, Cliff and Heather; and her half sister, Beth (Werner) Loewen.
Cremation preceded a picnic tea which will be held at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, 250 Allan Brooks Way, on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Marie to the Allan Brooks Nature Center Society, P.O. Box 200038, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9L4.
Cremation arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187