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Born: Jun 29, 1950

Date of Passing: Apr 19, 2021

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June 29, 1950 - April 19, 2021

Heaven welcomed a beautiful angel on April 19, 2021 when our beloved wife, mother and 'Bobbi' went to be with her Saviour after a short, but courageously fought battle with cancer.
Left with broken hearts are her husband of 50 years, Buddy; daughters, Launey (David) and Kristy (Robert), along with grandchildren, Rylan, Hanna, Taylor, Austin and little Wyatt.
Marlene was born and raised in St. Boniface and married the love of her life Buddy, on June 6, 1970. At that time, she was employed at United Grain Growers as a comptometer operator where she worked until giving birth to Launey in 1977. Kristy soon followed in 1979 and Marlene happily stayed at home to raise their daughters while operating a home daycare. She also kept busy during these years serving as the cook for her and Buddy's outfitting company. Marlene later returned to employment outside the home in 1989 to work as a preschool Educational Assistant and then as a clerk at Drake Pharmacy where she built lifelong relationships with many of her customers. Marlene left Drake Pharmacy in 2004 following the birth of her first grandson Rylan, to care for him when Launey returned to work. Marlene's grandchildren were the lights of her life and she actively reveled in their lives often hosting them for family dinners and sleepovers and attending their lessons, games, concerts and recitals whenever she possibly could. Marlene also enjoyed spending time in her kitchen, even running her own "Baba's Perogy" business. Her garden, yard and flower beds were impeccable as was her home. Everything Marlene did, she did it with love and pride and everyone who knew her loved her big heart and sweet soul.
At this time, the family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the amazing staff at St. Boniface Hospital, Ward 6E.
If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marlene's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba.
A private celebration of Marlene's life and interment of her ashes will take place at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 24, 2021

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of the Chudy-family's loss. Condolences to both Buddy, Launey & Rylan. One peculiar memory I have of Marlene is her love for eating fish. Strange memory, I know! - Dr. Mark Kowalczuk - Posted by: Dr. Mark Kowalczuk (Chiropractor) on: Jul 23, 2021

  • So very sorry for your loss, Buddy. I always remember Marlene as a force of nature with a big heart, always willing to lend a hand. Take comfort in the knowledge that she is still with us all in spirit. - Posted by: Flora Vandekerkhove (Friend) on: Apr 28, 2021

  • So very sorry for your loss, Buddy. I always remember Marlene as a force of nature with a big heart, always willing to lend a hand. Take comfort in the knowledge that she is still with us all in spirit. - Posted by: Flora Vandekerkhove (Friend) on: Apr 28, 2021

  • Buddy, Launey, Kristy and Family: We were heartbroken to hear of your loss; Marlene was always so kind and helpful. Our son, Colton, was especially upset when we shared news of her passing with him; she had spent a lot of time visiting with him when he was younger, at my Mom and Dad's. Many wonderful memories! Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this incredibly difficult time. Rest easy, Marlene. - Posted by: Kirk McCuspey (Friend) on: Apr 27, 2021

  • We always enjoyed chatting with Marlene at band concerts and sporting events. Such an interesting person and proud Bobbi! We are so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Terri MacLeod (Friend) on: Apr 26, 2021

  • I am very lucky that I had the opportunity to meet Marlene and Buddy. When I was looking for a house, I decided to move to Windsor Park. The first person to come and greet me was Marlene and she gave me a great smile (every time I think if Marlene, she is always smiling). We spent that summer gardening together and I enjoyed every moment of it. I have to clarify what I mean by "gardening together", when Marlene and Buddy were gardening, I would go outside to spend quality time with them while I was also trying to play catch up with them because they were always ahead of the game and had their garden impeccable. She was also very thoughtful and shared her Rhubarb and Chives with me. I will miss Marlene so dearly ! Now that I am moving closer to work, I felt her love and help when I unpacked some of the treasures that I got from her. Even her chives and the Rhubarb came with me. She will be always in my heart. Our hearts go to the family during these difficult moments. - Posted by: Martha N. (Friend and Neighbour) on: Apr 26, 2021

  • I was deeply saddened to learn of Marlene's passing. She was a kind and generous person, willingly sharing her meals and recipes with me when we worked together at the pharmacy. I still think of her fondly every time I make her Best Ever Brownies, Mushroom & Leek Soup and Salmon Loaf. I was privileged to know her and I send my sincere condolences to you all. - Posted by: Michele Tumber (Friend) on: Apr 26, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss Bud. Another beautiful soul taken much too soon. - Posted by: Lynette Boitson (Co-worker) on: Apr 26, 2021

  • Dear Buddy, Launey, Kristy and family, Our deepest sympathies. Certainly have some very fond memories of your wife, Mom, Mother-in-law and Grandmother. Remember her as an energetic and caring individual. Sure had some fun times with her at Windsor Bowling Lanes and at YBC miscellaneous the city and in in different parts of the country at the Provincial and National YBC events. Great memories indeed!!! Marlene, May you Rest In Peace and comfort. Rick & Mona Devion & Family - Posted by: Mona Devion (Friend) on: Apr 24, 2021

  • My mom and I are so very sorry to see that Marlene has passed away. She was always so pleasant and kind. Anytime I or mom would meet up with her, she never failed to stop say hi and have a little chat. Our hearts are so broken for you, Buddy and your family. It is so very hard to lose someone you love so much, our deepest sympathy to you all. May Marlene Rest In Peace. Linda Trachuk and Lovey Kuryk - Posted by: Linda Trachuk and Lovey Kuryk (Friend) on: Apr 24, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: John & Sylvia Morris (Friends) on: Apr 24, 2021

  • All the families in St. B knew each other, either from going to church and/or school together. We were one big family & I count myself lucky to have known Marlene. - Posted by: Christine Hallem Ward (Church friend & NMC fellow student) on: Apr 24, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Marlene was a great neighbor and very friendly. She will be missed by many. - Posted by: Diane McElrea (Old Neighbor ) on: Apr 24, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences. - Posted by: Jerry & Donna Kolbuck (Relative) on: Apr 24, 2021

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