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MARION PHYLLIS HICKEY (nee BESWITHERICK) February 14, 1920 - July 19, 2012 After a lengthy illness, Marion (92 years) went home to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was living in Carberry Personal Care Home and died surrounded by her family. Marion was born in Arizona (Sidney), Manitoba, in her parents' farm house. She was educated in Arizona School and later attended Winnipeg Bible Institute. She married Edwin Hickey of Stonewall, Manitoba on October 9, 1943. They had seven children, Alvin (Sonia) Kamloops, B.C., Orval (deceased), Shirley (Earl) Swan River, Gerald (Mona) Stonewall, Don (Judy), Sidney, Brian (Cathy) Lillooet, B.C., and Esther (Kerry) Langley, B.C. They have 15 grandchildren, Chelsey, Jorden, Laurie, Barb, Wes, Ken, Patrick, Julia, Kristal, Barry, Keri, Jim, Roxy, Jeff, and Jed and 26 great-grandchildren. Marion had one sister Marjorie and one brother Frank. Being an involved and doting grandmother Marion always made time for her growing family. Marion had many hobbies like knitting sweaters and tatting. She made many slippers every Christmas for all her family. She loved to embroider tablecloths and other gifts. She played the piano and accordion and enjoyed teaching Sunday School. Marion and Ed were missionaries with Northern Canada Evangelical Mission for 35 years. They retired to Sidney in 1992, then later moved to Carberry due to illness. Marion moved to Carberry Personal Care Home and the family would like to thank the staff for many years of exceptional care and attention. Viewing will take place at Carberry Evangelical Free Church (corner of Toronto St. and Stickle Ave.) on Monday, July 23, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., Funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. followed by a lunch. Interment to follow at Stonewall Cemetery (Hwy. 67 east of Stonewall). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Valley View Bible Camp, Box 430, MacGregor, MB, R0H 0R0. MACKENZIE FUNERAL CHAPEL STONEWALL (204) 467-2525 firstname.lastname@example.org
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 21, 2012
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