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Born: Oct 04, 1939

Date of Passing: Nov 30, 2011

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MARIAN ARLENE SCHNEIDER (SUTCLIFFE) October 4, 1939 November, 30, 2011 With great sadness the family announces the passing of Marian Arlene Schneider at the St. Boniface Hospital on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. She leaves behind her husband, Barry; her daughter, Cathleen (Peter) Thurston; her son, Clayton; her grandsons, Tyrel (Sarah) Thurston, Brody (Rachel) Thurston, Curtis Schneider; and great-grandson, Gage Thurston; as well, her sisters Orma (Gordon) Graham and Carol (Eric) Greenidge; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marian, or Arlene as she was known to her family, was born in her grandmother's house in Reston, MB. She moved with her family to Windsor, ON, back to Reston, and then on to Agassiz and Penticton, BC. There she met and fell for her boss' son, a sailor in the Royal Canadian Navy. They were married July 16, 1957 in Penticton. They lived in Victoria for a short time before relocating to Nova Scotia. When Barry left the navy they moved to Regina, SK, and then finally to Winnipeg. Marian worked for Canada Post for many years, working her way from postal clerk to superintendent. She had the distinction of being one of the first female superintendents in the Post Office. An avid gardener, Marian joined the Winnipeg Horticultural Society and became an enthusiastic flower arranger, taking part in many flower shows as either an exhibitor or a judge. Upon her retirement she became involved with the Heritage Club and wrote hundreds of letters to children on Santa's behalf. After moving to an apartment she embarked on a crusade to get the residents involved in activities such as aqua fit and local tours. With a group of dedicated friends, she oversaw or took part in bingo, mah-jongg, and seniors luncheons among other things. She will be greatly missed by the residents Armadillo Hollows. She also played poker with a close group of friends for many years and made up cookbooks of their best recipes. She was always busy doing something at Creative Retirement, whether it was taking a class or teaching one. According with her wishes cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join Marian's family for a celebration of her life with food and wine, Monday, December 5, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Armadale Hollows Lounge, 1750 Pembina Hwy.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 05, 2011

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • To a beautiful lady, with much to admire. Taught me much about life and love. - Posted by: laurel nora schneider (daughter in law) on: Feb 06, 2013

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