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MARION CECILIA SMITH
Born: Jul 10, 1931
Date of Passing: Jul 28, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
MARION CECILIA SMITH
July 10, 1931 July 28, 2020
Marion was employed with the Hudson's Bay Company starting in a clerical role and proudly retiring as a Customs Broker. She especially enjoyed singing with her colleagues in the Bay Choir.
Marion married the love of her life, Jim, in 1951. They had a passion for entertaining, which led to their famous parties filled with lots of food, dancing and laughter into the wee hours. Their happiest memories were spent around their pool with friends, family and especially their grandchildren.
Marion's passion was photography. She was never without her camera. She captured the joys and celebrations of family and friends, and left behind an archive of photographs for us to cherish.
Marion's generosity came from her lean years as a child which led to opening her heart and her home to all. The people she encountered in her life were enriched by meeting her. She will always be remembered for the twinkle in her blue eyes and her beautiful smile. Marion had the best sense of humour, and a zest for life. She was witty, charming and elegant. Marion truly had a Heart of Gold and was our Angel on Earth. We were so Blessed!
Marion will be lovingly remembered by her son Garry (Darcy), Reid (Jacqueline) and Ryan (Alycia); son Danny, Brandice (Andrew) and Kirsten (Ryan); and daughter Barbara, Chloe (Stephen) and great-granddaughter Annika. Marion is also survived by her beloved sister Mary, and family; many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
"You were an Angel in the shape of our Mom
When we fell down,
you would be there holding us up
Spread your Wings as you go
And when God takes you back,
we will say Hallelujah
You are Home!"
And Dad will say, "What took you so long?!"
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2020
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
We are so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Pearce Family - Posted by: Mari-Jo Cormier (Pearce) (Former neighbour from Edward Ave.) on: Aug 03, 2020
My deepest condolences to the entire family on the passing of "Mrs. Smith". I have so many fond memories spent at the house with Mr. & Mrs. Smith. My daughter Jennifer and I were always made to feel welcome and included in family gatherings. Hours spent at the pool are some of our best memories. Mrs. Smith's meals were the best! Jennifer and I still have many of her recipes and when we prepare one we often reminisce about those times so many years ago. I was fortunate to meet up with Mrs. Smith (who insisted I call her Marion) in recent months at her residence. I would have known that smile anywhere! She was truly a special person. - Posted by: Carol Martin (Friend) on: Aug 02, 2020
That is a beautiful picture and captures completely the joy she brought to every day and every person. I have been lucky enough to have her as my aunt and have a lifetime of happy memories. You were always welcome at Aunty Marion's and Uncle Jimmy's (or Uncle Yiminy to me!), no matter the day or time and treated like royalty. Best. Aunt. Ever. she will forever be in my heart. - Posted by: Marlaine (Neice) on: Aug 02, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the family. Marion will be missed dearly. Wilma and Marion shared many things. Their husbands passed away a day apart while living at Devonshire. They had their brunch and dinner together for many years until the Marion had her fall and the coronavirus hit. Mom is very saddened and I know will miss her immensely. Big hugs to the family from us both. - Posted by: Wilma Arsenault & Wilma Versluis (Friend) on: Aug 02, 2020
Grandma Smith was more of a mom to me. She welcomed me into the family. She loved Stephen and Rianna as her own grandchildren. Russ was her son from a different mother. I love her I learnt a lot from her. Her pickles and fancy sandwiches will live with us and future generations. Love her forever. - Posted by: Roma Prayag (Adopted daughter in law ) on: Aug 01, 2020
Garry, Danny & Barb Sending our love and condolences to you all. Your mom was a very special lady and Glenn and I will always remember the parties at your parents house. RIP Marion. You will be missed. - Posted by: Carla McIntyre (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2020
Sending sympathy to you Barb and your precious family on the loss of your dear mom. She really was an angel. - Posted by: Jo-Anne Hamilton (Friend of Barb) on: Aug 01, 2020
So sad to hear about your mother. she fought a long hard battle with grace & humor. she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is now with the love of her life forever. You should be so proud to have had such a loving person for a mother. We are going to miss her but she is in a better place now. our condolence to all the family. - Posted by: Lawry & gloria & family (brotherinlaw & sisterinlaw) on: Aug 01, 2020
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