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Born: Mar 05, 1921

Date of Passing: Nov 04, 2013

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MARION FULTON (nee TYE) It is with great love and heavy hearts that we say farewell to our Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. Marion passed away peacefully on November 4, 2013. Marion Fulton (nee Tye) was born in South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England on March 5, 1921, grew up in Pontefract and was trained at York County Hospital where she became an RN in February, 1943. She met Victor Fulton, an RCAF Flight Lieutenant, at a dance, and they were married in South Kirkby, England on October 16, 1943. Their eldest of three sons, Craig, was born in 1944. Marion, with all her strength and independence, took Craig and made the journey from England to Pier 21 in Halifax along with thousands of other war brides. From Halifax they made their way west by rail to Winnipeg and subsequently to Birtle, where they were later joined by Victor after the war to start their farming life. They later had two more sons, David and Sheldon. She continued to practice nursing at the local Birtle Hospital and was involved with youth work as a Brownie leader and Sunday School teacher. Shortly after arriving in Canada, she became a member of the Women's Institute. She was then elected President of the Manitoba Women's Institute, the Federated Women's Institute of Canada and the Vice-President of the Associated Country Women of the World. This led to extensive national and international travel and she made friends from all over the world. In recognition of her contributions to community and country she was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1978, and in 1988 she was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. She was a great supporter and very active in the Birtle United Church. Marion was predeceased by her husband, E. Victor Fulton, her parents, Walter and Mary Tye, and her brother Douglas. She is survived by her sons Craig (Judith), David (Verna) and Sheldon (Lillian), her 12 grandchildren (who are all grateful for her generous contributions to their educations), 16 great-grandchildren (who simply called her "Great"), and sisters-in-law, Eva Robinson, Margaret (Peggy) Fulton and Mary Tye. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birtle United Church, with Rev. Norman Velnes officiating. Interment will follow at the Birtle Cemetery. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Manitoba Women's Institute MWI Forever Fund, at MWI, 1129 Queens Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1L9. To make a donation online visit Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2013

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • On behalf of my mother Betty and our families, please accept our sympathies on the passing of such an amazing woman. - Posted by: Wendy Annand () on: Nov 10, 2013

  • The Women's Institute have lost a dear friend who was always smiling and ready to renew friendships at National and World conferences. Marion was an inspiration to me and had so much knowledge and past experience to give me. She encouraged me to run for FWIC President-Elect and was so glad to have her support. My deepest sympathy to her family. Treasure the memories. Linda Hoy, FWIC President-Elect - Posted by: Linda Hoy, President-Elect (Federated Women's Institutes of Canada) on: Nov 09, 2013

  • On behalf of the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada I extend sympathy and condolences. Marion was a well respected leader of this Organization, her wonderful smile endeared her to so many and certainly brightened every room she entered. Marion used her gifts, talents and gracious mannerism to enrich the lives OF women worldwide. She was dearly loveD and she will certainly be missed. In this time of grief our thoughts and prayers our with you her precious family. May you find comfort, peace and hope in this precious promise: "Come to me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 - Posted by: Marie Kenny (President, Federated Women's Institutes of Canada) on: Nov 08, 2013

  • We are sorry that we unable to attend Marion's service due to family commmitment. Please accept our condolences, also from our sons Allen and Glen who worked at Homestead with Sheldon. May your many memories give you comfort as they do to WI friends. - Posted by: Lynne and Bob Hopley (Friends , especially through Women's Institute) on: Nov 08, 2013

  • I had many wonderful conversations with Marion over the nine years I was her minister. My condolences to David, Craig and Sheldon and all their families. Blessings, Heather - Posted by: Heather Robbins (Marion's former minister at Birtle UC) on: Nov 07, 2013

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