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Born: Sep 13, 1926

Date of Passing: Jun 01, 2021

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September 13, 1926 - June 1, 2021

Marnie passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on June 1, 2021 at Tiger Hills Health Centre in Treherne, Manitoba.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Stuart Barr (Karen) and Lynn Barr; her niece Lesley Shumilak (Douglas), and nephew Bradley Vannan (Dorothy). She will also be missed by her sisters-in-law, Ivella Minor and Allison Hilton. She is predeceased by her husband John Arnold Barr (Arnie); her parents, Edgar and Elizabeth May Wishart; and her sister Dorothy Vannan (Wishart).
Marnie was born and raised on the family farm north of Portage la Prairie where she attended East Prospect School and then Portage Collegiate.
Marnie married Arnie Barr in 1952 and they settled in Fort Garry to raise their family. They were active members of Fort Garry United Church and the Wildewood Club.
Marnie and Arnie moved to their acreage at Portage la Prairie after he retired where they lived for 12 years. Marnie was active in the Portage Rotary Club, the Herman Prior Senior Centre, Trinity United Church, and the Portage Golf and Country Club. They also loved to dance and Square Dancing was something Marnie enjoyed very much.
They went on many vacations over the years, exploring Europe on several occasions. For many years they spent the winter in Westlico Texas, Palm Springs, Victoria and Osoyoos, BC.
In 1995, Marnie and Arnie moved to Carman and quickly became active members of the community. Marnie golfed, curled Square Danced, Carpet Bowled and played bridge weekly. No one had a fuller social calendar than she did. She was also an active member of the Carman Active Living Centre and Carman United Church.
Marnie was much loved by everyone who knew her and made lasting friends where ever she went.
In respect of Marnie's wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Doyle's Funeral Home
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I just found out about Marni's passing. I was their neighbour for many years when they lived on their acreage outside of Portage la Prairie. Marnie and Arnie were terrific neighbours and I have many fond memories of them both. My kids used to look after their place when they were down south in the winters. - Posted by: Judy Hughes (neighbour) on: Jul 10, 2021

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