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Born: Jan 06, 1931

Date of Passing: Nov 26, 2016

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MARION ISABEL STEWART January 6, 1931 - November 26, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Isabel Stewart on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the age of 85 years, at the Dr. Evelyn Memorial Hospital in Stonewall, Manitoba. Marion is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Doug) Latta, and Debbie (Don) Gemmill; grandchildren, Katherine (Ryan) Isfeld, Amanda (Mike) Nychuk, Jamie (Kathy Brown) Latta, Bill (Whitney) Gemmill, Ian Latta, Bonnie (Bryan) Hockridge, and Mike Gemmill; great-grandchildren, Isla, Henry and Janey Gemmill, Kacey Latta, Will and Jake Nychuk, Ella and Brady Isfeld; and sisters, Helen Skogan of Teulon, Manitoba and Annabell (John) Bueckert of Bowmanville, Ontario. Marion also leaves to mourn her step-great-grandchildren, Emily, Seth and Quinn Balsdon; nephews, Bert (Shirley) Skogan, Stewart Campbell; and nieces, Karen (Lyle) Willis, and Christine (Ron) Crick. Marion was predeceased by her husband Alexander Beedy Stewart, parents William John and Isabel (Fraser) Campbell; brother Fraser Campbell; and sisters-in-law Shirley Campbell and Eileen Flett. Marion was born and raised in Teulon, Manitoba. On November 14, 1952, she married Beedy and together they farmed for over 50 years on the century family farm near Stonewall. She was a member of the Stonewall Knox Presbyterian Church. Marion's main interest was her family, especially the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren. Marion was not your typical grandmother in that she did not sew, knit, or bake (except for great shortbread at Christmas!). She did, however, have an endless supply of Oreo cookies, chips and chocolate bars on hand for whenever the grandchildren and eventually the great-grandchildren came to visit. She was very fortunate to have them all live within minutes from her as she took a very active interest in each of their lives. She and her smile will be missed. A special thanks to Dr. Pinniger and staff at the Dr. Evelyn Memorial Hospital for their extraordinary care and compassion. At Marion's request, there will be a private family graveside service. For those wishing to pay their respects a luncheon will be held at the Bel Acres Golf and Country Club in Lilyfield, MB on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marion to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6, or the Winnipeg Children's Hospital, CE501-840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1. "Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all it's sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." Desiderata MacKenzie Funeral HomeStonewall 204-467-2525

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 29, 2016

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your mother and grandma. Thoughts and prayers are sent during this sad occasion. XO - Posted by: Kent & Luciel Oatway (Friends of the Family) on: Dec 01, 2016

  • The few times I met her, she always had a big smile on her face and such a caring heart. I heard so many wonderful things about her and in knowing her daughter and grand-daughter she was truly a remarkable lady! Sending my prayers and thoughts to the whole family. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have. xoxo - Posted by: Tammy ((Friend of Katherine's)) on: Dec 01, 2016

  • My sincere sympathy to the Stewart Family. Marion brought joy and laughter wherever she went. What a great legacy for her family and her community. Indeed she will be missed and remembered always. I really like the idea of only doing shortbread at Christmas. Thanks Marion. Great Idea. - Posted by: Joyce Costello Rose (Friend) on: Dec 01, 2016

  • Peggy, Debbie and families Our sincerest sympathy at this sad time. Your mom was a wonderful lady and her infectious smile will long be remembered by all who knew her. Jackie and Harold Harrison and family - Posted by: Jackie and Harold Harrison (Neighbors) on: Nov 30, 2016

  • Marion is one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. She would do anything to help anyone in need. Marion and her husband were very good friends of my parents. RIP Marion. Bob - Posted by: Bob Enns (Friend) on: Nov 29, 2016

  • My deepest condolences to your family! She was obviously adored by many and she will be missed until the end of time. Bask in the good memories, they will give you the strength you need to get through this difficult time. xo - Posted by: Amanda Dubois (Friend of Katherine's) on: Nov 29, 2016

  • I will always remember the pictures of all the kids and their friends on Grandma's fridge growing up and of course the chockie bars! She was always smiling, laughing and sharing in a fun time! When we left her house she yelled bye and waved for minutes until we were way across the yard! The last time I visited her we laughed and said bye, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye down the hall! Lol I will remember her smile and fun spirit! My condolences to the family. - Posted by: RaeAnn (Friend of her grandaughter) on: Nov 29, 2016

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