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Born: Apr 22, 1928

Date of Passing: Mar 31, 2023

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April 22, 1928 - March 31, 2023

Peacefully on March 31, 2023, Marion passed away at Golden West Lodge in Winnipeg at 94 years of age.

Left to cherish her memory are husband Donald Marshall, brother Raymond Harrison, son Ron Jennings, daughter-in-law Susan Munt, stepson Donald Nichols, grandkids Kurt Munt, Tamara (Ryan) Lentz, Alexis (Patrick) Jessiman, Ashley (Chris) Dougherty, Neal (Miranda) Snikeris, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by parents, Ida and Peter Harrison, brothers, Ron, Morris, Nelson, Ken, Stanley, sisters, Adeline, Heidi, Marge, Mildred, sons, Walter and Kurt Munt, daughter Token Snikeris and grandsons, Kris Jennings and Zachary Zyla.

Marion, or auntie Mayo, as she was commonly known, was one of the most hardworking entrepreneurs you’d ever met. Whether it be restaurant and hospitality or retail sales, she knew how to run a successful business.

Her eyes were always on the prize as she and her husband frequented the flea markets and "junk shops" while vacationing at their home in Florida. It was her keen eye locating "treasures" that led to many successful garage sales that kept a repeat clientele coming year after year.

Marion was as generous as she was kind operating with an open-door policy, and all are welcome. Always ensuring that nobody went without, Christmas Eve was no exception! Marion used her love of cooking and generosity to prepare a massive meal each year for all the long-term residents and employees at the hotel she and Donald operated. Marion’s effort in the kitchen was magical - turning the simplest of ingredients into the most incredible meal or dessert you’ve ever had.

Often labelled as a tough, no nonsense lady, Marion also had a playful side and a knack for making people laugh. She often spoke in code, and enjoyed her secret inside jokes. She fancied herself a singer, and could be seen belting out a tune at the top of her lungs. She wasn’t a fan of outdoor sports, but she loved watching figure skating mainly to see what everyone was wearing each day.

To know Marion was to love Marion. She was truly the matriarch of our family and she will be greatly missed by many.

A sincere thank you to the staff at Golden West Centennial Lodge for their care and compassion.

A private family service will be held late in the spring.

For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 15, 2023

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