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Date of Passing: Nov 30, 2020

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With sadness we announce the passing of our mom Marie Anne Carmichael, with her family by her side, on November 30, 2020, at the Douglas Campbell Lodge.
Mom was born in Winnipeg, MB and shortly after her parents moved to Petersfield, MB where they ran a dairy farm.
After completing Teachers College her first teaching position was at South Ridge School. It was there she met Dad and together they raised their six girls.
Education was very important to Mom and in 1962 they decided to move to Oakville, MB so that their girls could get a high school education. Mom continued with her teaching position, but later changed careers and worked as a Correctional Officer at the Women's Correctional Institute in Portage la Prairie for 17 years.
Mom loved the village of Oakville and loved to see it grow and prosper. She was well known in the community as "Grannie Dunn". Upon hearing about the plans and construction of The New Hall and Day Care she donated without hesitation to the fund. She volunteered endlessly for the community she loved; the Oakville School, Community Events and being a faithful Anglican all of her life, served as a Lay Leader for many years. Mom also belonged to the St. Luke's Choir, Oakville Seniors and Poplar Point Seniors.
Mom cherished and loved all of her grandchildren, but had a very special place in her heart for her grandson Luke "Lambkin", who cared for her and loved her to the end. In return, Mom loved Luke with her whole heart. Thank you Luke for making Mom's life very special.
One of Mom's many sayings was "Count Your Blessings", and we do!
Memories of Mom will live on in her six daughters: Pat (Brian), Barbara (Hank), Debbie, Dorothy, Snow (Allan) and Erin (Allan), along with her 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, her sister Pat Philpott, along with all of her nephews and nieces.
Mom was predeceased by our dad Wilfrid Dunn, and husbands, Chuck McQuiston and Harvey Carmichael; her parents, Richard and Marie Hollands, brother Brian, and son-in-law Wally.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The New Hall and Daycare, c/o Oakville Community Club, PO Box 244, Oakville, MB R0H 0Y0 or St. Luke's Anglican Church, PO Box 255, Oakville, MB R0H 0Y0.
A private family service to honour Mom will be held at a later date.

We love you forever Mom!

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 05, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • A beautiful, dedicated and faithful servant. I will always cherish my time in Oakville ministering with Marie and feel honored to have know her and her lovely family. Peace to you all The Rev - Posted by: Patrick Tyler (friend and pastor) on: Apr 22, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss. "Granny" was very special to so many in our community, and she'll be missed. I remember her special relationship with Luke, and it was wonderful to see. May you find comfort in your many happy memories you shared. - Posted by: Sharon and Ted stubbington (Friend) on: Dec 05, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Marie's passing. Although it has been many years since we last saw one another we were always in touch at Christmas. Marie was such a wonderful support when I began ministry on the Portage Plains which included her beloved St. Luke's, Oakville. I have fond memories of my time there and of Marie stepping up to be a Lay Reader. A woman of great faith may she now rest in the presence of the Lord she served so well and may her family know God's peace and love as they mourn her death. - Posted by: Jim Njegovan (Friend) on: Dec 05, 2020

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