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Born: Dec 15, 1936

Date of Passing: Jan 08, 2021

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December 15, 1936 - January 8, 2021

It is with profound sadness the family of Marie announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt on January 8, 2021, at St. Boniface Hospital.
Marie leaves to cherish her memory daughter Dawn Turner (Don Thomson); daughter-in-law Shawna (Boen) Turner; grandson Devyn and granddaughter Lindsay; sister Doreen (Milt) Brown; brothers, Sam (Gladys) Lovallo and Rick (Vini) Lovallo; in-laws, Mildred Turner (John LePage) and William Turner; as well as her loving nieces and nephews, Craig (Jennine) Brown, Cindy LoPresti, Monique (Brian) Light; Dana Lovallo (Dave Freedman) and their families; cousins, Bob's family, and close friends who were always there.
She was predeceased by the love of her life her husband Robert (Bob) J. Turner, son Darren Turner, brother Vince and sister-in-law Gail Lovallo, parents, Sam and Mary Lovallo; in-laws, Lindsay and Helen (Faraci) Turner, and sister-in-law Helen Turner.
Mom's greatest joy was her family. Mom would say "if you have the love of your family, you have everything", and this is where her world began and ended. When Darren passed away in 2018, her heart was broken, and a large part of Mom died with him.
Mom was a fiercely protective Mother and Grandmother. While she was proud of her children, her grandchildren were her everything - her purpose. Lindsay's natural talent in the arts for writing, drawing, and singing made Mom immensely proud. In recent years Mom enjoyed Lindsay's culinary exploits and looked forward to her surprise desserts at Sunday dinners. She also was the most avid hockey and football fan for a person who knew nothing about sports. When Devyn was on the ice or field, Mom would often be heard yelling just do it or that is my grandson! If a goal or TD was scored, she ensured everyone heard her praise and then turned and asked those around her - that was good-right? They just smiled and nodded but Darren would look down and shake his head.
Mom worked in Real Estate starting with National Trust, with her brother Vince (Gail) and retired 35 years later from Maximum in 2007. She loved to bake, cook, read, paint, garden, watch TV, and be with her family. Mom loved dogs and her dogs, Teaghan and Shaye were her current daily companions. Mom had a heck of a sense of humour, thought she could sing, and had a very inventive creative mind, she could invent things that had been on the market for years and then complain that they stole her idea.
Mom was never on time for anything or did things the easy way. She would joke and sing to her family - everyone loved her birthday song renditions with ear plugs at the ready or her Pagliacci. How do you solve a problem like Maria? It was something we could never figure out. Dad said Marie made life interesting, you never know what trouble she will innocently get into next.
Mom's passing will leave a large void in our lives. Her love was complete, and our lives will be forever changed. We are grateful to the staff of St. Boniface Hospital 6A West Tertiary COVID Ward for the care and compassion for Mom and all of us.

When the evening shadows fall, and the lovely day is through, then with longing we recall, the years we spent with you. Nothing can ever replace the warmth of your tender embrace Oh, Mamma, until the day that we're together once more, we'll live in these memories. Sogni d'oro e Dio benedica.

A virtual memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. To view the service please go to and view under Marie's obituary.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Dear Dawn and Don Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sincerely Jack and Heather Carmichael - Posted by: Jack and Heather Carmichael (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2021

  • Dear Dawn and family, it is with such a heavy heart we send our deepest condolences. Auntie Marie, as we called her was a special light in the Fetterly family. So many memories of New Years dinners and great times with our families, Dawn and Darren and at Birds Hill Park. Many Clear Lake adventures that we talk about and laugh about to this day. One memory of all the guys wanting to target practice at the garbage dump. Us ladies waiting in the car with plenty to talk about. Dean decided to go for the perfect target but walked into raw garbage up to his neck! Of course it scared us terribly until we realized he was soaked and stunk like rotting garbage! He came for the car and the horrors! Auntie Marie began locking the doors and we followed suit! We left Dean outside and drive off to get him he’s clothes. He was pretty cold when we got back lol. Uncle Bob, who was our dads best friend made sure we were always part of the news of the family and Auntie Marie was quick to get us all together. Our memories of fun and great family get togethers will keep Auntie Marie in our hearts forever. Keep in touch Dawn! Lots of Love, Debbie (Fetterly) Nicol and Jim Nicol and family - Posted by: Debbie Nicol (Fetterly) and Jim Nicol (Family friend) on: Jan 13, 2021

  • Our hearts ache for the family at this time. While we never met Marie, she truly sounds like she was an extraordinary person, who touched the lives of many. To Rick & Vini, Our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss. And while we don’t have words that will ease your pain at this time, please take some comfort and peace, from knowing that friends, family and loved ones, are by your side during this time of sorrow. Hoping these words will help you find comfort during this most difficult time. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. - Posted by: Al and Dianne (friend to Rick and Vini) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • To Dawn and family near and far, my deepest condolences. Hoping prayer and memories will keep you comforted through this sad time. πŸ™πŸ˜”πŸ’• - Posted by: Marlene Kuleza (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • With Deepest Sympathy! - Posted by: Janet Lewis Anderson and Bruce Anderson (Friends) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • We offer of DEEPEST sympathies to the family as we both know how cherished and loved and precious a person Marie Turner was. She was definitely the nucleus of a robust fun loving family! Everybody loved her company and could hardly wait to gather with her at the helm. We will always remember the fabulous celebrations we were part of at Christmas and New Years with Bob and Marie and kids at the posh restaurants where we toasted and laughed and enjoyed each others company! What a time we had at Clear Lake telling stories at the cabin, kids playing, gatherings that fuelled our love of the Turners in every way. Marie will always hold the dearest place in our hearts as remember her is the purest form of kindness and caring and nurturing. We were so fortunate to have been a part of her tribe and we want the family to know how sad it is we cannot gather at this time to celebrate her life. SO saddened to hear this news, so saddened to know someone like Marie has left us. The only consolation is that we know she is finally at Bob and Darren's side once more. She will be truly missed and we can't imagine the anguish and grief the family is going through, after all, she was such a matriarch no words could define her beauty inside and out. Dean and Brenda Fetterly, Drew Johnston - Posted by: Dean and Brenda Fetterly (Life long friends) on: Jan 12, 2021

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