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Date of Passing: Mar 19, 2021

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Rev. Maurice Marion passed away at the age of 72 on March 19, 2021.
He was predeceased by his parents, Thérèse and Gerard Marion; and his wife Barbara Honeyman. He is survived by his children, Julie Phippard (Chris) and Gerald (Dana), and his six grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Rhéal (Éliette), Gisèle Barnabe (Norbert), Mariette (Léo) and Denis (Jennifer).
He grew up in Dufrost, Manitoba and eventually settled in Winnipeg, with his wife, Barb whom he had two children with. He enjoyed a career in business with his wife, who eventually passed away in 2000. He then felt a call to the priesthood and later became a Roman Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan on August 24, 2008.
He retired early 2018, due to health reasons and relocated back to Winnipeg to be close to family. His children were with him the night when he passed away peacefully in his sleep.
Prayers will be held on March 29, at 7:00 p.m. and a Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Victory Parish on March 30, at 1:30 p.m. Due to Covid restrictions attendance is by invite only but will be live streamed on Our Lady of Victory Memorial Church OLV YouTube Channel for those who want to join us virtually.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Maurice was a very kind and caring person. The times spent together were always happy times. - Posted by: DAVID BOWLES (friend) on: Apr 16, 2021

  • Sincere condolences to Father Marion’s children and grandchildren. He was loved by everyone his 10 years at Girouxville we were sorry to see him go. Now you have rejoined your wife. Rest In Peace. I am sure you have an angel watching over you all. - Posted by: Colette Pele (He was our priest in Girouxville Alberta ) on: Mar 30, 2021

  • I have a lot of good memories of Maurice, Barb, Julie and Gerald as a family. It was nice to watch the service just now, as we are in Australia. I could see Gerald and Julie's families - the future that Maurice and Barb provided. My wife Yi and I send condolences to all who are feeling the pain of loss, and thank those who have chosen to write here. We celebrate his life. - Posted by: David Honeyman (brother-in-law) on: Mar 30, 2021

  • Please accept my most sincere condolences in the loss of your dear Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend. His whole life and dedication to the Good Lord made him a very easy person to talk with and a faithful servant to others. My prayers are with you all as you deal with this tremendous loss in your lives. Fr. Maurice was a very gifted speaker who was able to take the longest Gospel reading and give us the short version that made sense to each of us in our daily lives. He will be sorely missed but now we have another Prayer Warrior in Heaven! - Posted by: Louise Dart (Parish Secretary from St Thomas More Church in Fairview, Alberta.) on: Mar 30, 2021

  • On behalf of the Chancery Staff, priests, religious and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Julie, Gerald and the entire Marion family at the passing of Father Maurice. We are grateful for the service he rendered the communities to whom he was assigned during his ten years of ministry. We pray you enjoy peaceful rest and joy with the Lord that you loved immensely. Msgr Charles Lavoie PH - Posted by: Monseigneur Charles Lavoie (Friend) on: Mar 29, 2021

  • Gerald and Julie: My thoughts and sympathies are with you as you mourn the passing of your father. Peace to all of you. - Posted by: Elaine Baete sgm (friend) on: Mar 28, 2021

  • We were blessed to have Father Maurice become our parish priest in Fairview, Alberta at St Thomas More Parish. Father Maurice had a way of saying what he wanted to in a very concise and understandable way. In his sermons he often showed us a new way of understanding our Catholic faith. I think he loved to teach. He was not in the best of health and suffered a great deal of pain especially walking but that never stopped him from faithfully making his hospital visits or his long term care or lodge visits and masses. I think the seniors really felt he was a kindred spirit because he suffered a lot of the same physical restrictions as they did. Thank you to his children and family who shared their Dad with our parish in his precious later years, we will always remember him. - Posted by: David and Susan Becher (friends) on: Mar 28, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences to the Marion family during this difficult time. You are in my prayers. - Posted by: Elaine Catellier (Friend of the family) on: Mar 28, 2021

  • Nos sincères condoléances a la famille Marion - Posted by: Johanne Rivard (Gisele's sister in law , and friend , Johanne and Rick) on: Mar 28, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences at this time! Never easy to lose a loved one and it is especially hard now. Prayers are sent to you to help you cope with your loss!!! - Posted by: Line Courcelles (Friend of Gisele and Norbert) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • Prayers and remembrance at the altar. - Posted by: Father Peter Monty, SJ (friend) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • Condolences to the family. Maurice was a good friend when we went to school in Dufrost..good memories of him and his parents. - Posted by: Hélène (Catellier) Lemoine (Old school friend) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • Nos sincères condoléances a la famille Marion et leurs proches. - Posted by: Nicole Catellier (Friend of the family ) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Maurice's children & grandchildren plus his siblings & extended family. - Posted by: Yolande Comeau (cousin) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • I would like to wish my most sincere condolences to Mairice's children & grandchildren plus his siblings & extended family. - Posted by: Edmee (Laroche) Gosselin (Dufrost neighbour and school friend) on: Mar 27, 2021

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