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Date of Passing: Jul 28, 2021

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With profound sadness we announce the passing of our dearest mother, Marjorie, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Henry, her sons, Gregory and Gerard, daughter-in-law Nena, and son-in-law Bill.
She leaves to mourn her children, Rodney, Randy, David, Douglas, (Lana), Shann, Terrence (June), Shari (Jean), Timothy (Connie), daughter-in-law Kim, 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; her sister Loretta, sisters-in-law, Terry and Wanda, and brother-in-law Rudy, plus multiple nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was born in Saskatchewan in January 1930 to parents, Joseph and Helen Toth. She had six sisters and three brothers. She was the third youngest child in her family.
She grew up in Saskatchewan on the family farm with her siblings until age 13 when she left to live with her sister Kay to attend school in Regina and to start her professional life.
She met her husband Henry (Harry) on a train while on vacation with her niece Evelyn and Mom and Dad married in February 1951 in Ocean Falls, BC.
Over the course of her lifetime she lived in British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, where she finally settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Mom had multiple jobs until she married and then raised her 10 children until the family moved to Winnipeg in 1970.
Mom started working full time after all her children attended school and was employed by the Manitoba Government, Department of Highways and Transportation as a Board Secretary until she retired at the age of 61.
She was well respected by her co-workers and many lawyers she had the pleasure to work with in the Transportation Industry and many kept in contact with her for many years. She worked endlessly and on days she needed to complete transcripts she would work until 10:00 p.m. and then returned to work the next morning. Her devotion and dedication was also demonstrated in her professional life.
Mother was truly the pillar and foundation of her family. She was a devoted wife and mother, consistently gave unwavering love and support to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her entire family was her life and joy.
Marjorie was a loving, spiritual, kind, intelligent, sensitive, and generous woman. Her compassion and kind heart was offered to the many people Mom knew and she did so without conviction. She would help anyone that was in need of her kindness.
Mom was a religious women, with strong morals, she trusted the Lord to guide her life of minimal resources and support and she never failed to provide to her family a strong sense of love, security and spirituality. Her devotion to the Catholic Church included attending Sunday Mass with her children, her sons as alter boys and she served as a choir member for many years as Mom loved to sing. Mom's generosity also extended to the priests at her church as she often invited them over for Sunday brunch to spend more devotion with her family. Her children enjoyed these special times as Mom's Sunday brunches were the best.
Mom was a lot of fun and she enjoyed laughing and reminiscing with her family. She enjoyed family stories and jokes and always gave her utmost attention to listen to each and every one. She enjoyed going back to Saskatchewan to see her sisters and brothers and she would laugh and sing, dance and play music how they did it when she was young and it filled her heart with so much joy. She enjoyed the family reunions as she came from a long tradition of large families and gatherings and these were some of Mom's most special times and she continued it with her own family as she knew the importance of family and she valued the times she spent with her families.
Marjorie was a socialite and had many friends. She was active in social clubs, home and school clubs and bowling leagues. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, dining, gardening, entertaining, listening to music, dancing and playing cards and bingo. She loved life and all the people in her life.
Marjorie loved her 10 children equally. They were the center of her life. Her life came with some tragedies and sacrifices but with the help of her faith and love of God and prayer it gave her the strength and trust to endure and carry on to love and devote herself to her family continuously until her passing. During the final months of her life, Mom continued to be concerned for the well-being of others. Her compassion and love never ended.
Your memory will live on in our hearts forever. You will be remembered and honoured for how and what you gave of your life to us; you did it with compassion, understanding, forgiveness and enduring love and without exception nor conviction.
We all love you with all our hearts and soul forever as you do for us.
A cherished prayer Mom would read with her family is as follows:


Therefore once for all this short command is given to you:
"Love and do what you will."
If you keep silent, keep silent by love:
if you speak, speak by love;
if you correct, correct by love;
if you pardon, pardon by love;
let love be rooted in you,
and from the root nothing but good can grow.

Prayer of St. Augustine of Hippo
(340 - 430 A.D.)

A funeral service took place on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home.

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Publish Date: Aug 7, 2021


The entire family of Marjorie Regina Kwiatkowski wants to express to you their profound sadness on the passing of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
Funeral service will take place August 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn.
Full Obituary to follow in the Winnipeg Free Press edition, Saturday, August 7, 2021.

For those who wish to sign the online Guest
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Publish Date: Jul 31, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 31, 2021, Aug 07, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • To the entire Kwiatkowski family, we are so sorry for the loss of sweet aunt Marge we are thinking of you all during this very sad time. Our family would like to express our condolences to you all. Your mom was a loving kind and beautiful lady she was always very caring for everyone in the family. We will miss her dearly and will carry her love in our hearts always. Hugs and love to you all from Aunt Loretta Toth and family. - Posted by: Danita Gereau (Niece ) on: Aug 10, 2021

  • Our condolences to Auntie Marj's family. We have fond memories of our visits to see auntie and uncle and all the kids. Family get togethers at our farm and at grandma and grandpa’s house were most fun! Treasured memories of auntie Marj we hold dear! Hugs cousins. - Posted by: Melinda Toth (Niece) on: Aug 09, 2021

  • My heart goes out to your entire family on the passing of your mother. Dear Aunt Marj was an amazing person and she will always have a special place in my heart as I remember her so fondly as a beautiful, warm and caring lady. Thinking of you all with deepest sympathies. - Posted by: Gaylene Skalski (Niece ) on: Aug 09, 2021

  • Shann, Shari and family, your Mom was a wonderful woman who I worked with for over ten years at the Motor Transport Board. The pain of loss never eases, in just becomes more tolerable. After a while your thoughts will shift from sadness and loss to a more reflective view of the many things you shared together and the great contribution she made in shaping both of you and others she loved in a positive way. Sending you gentle hugs. ❤️ - Posted by: Joanne Penston-Small (Co-Worker) on: Aug 07, 2021

  • Had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times, and enjoyed the conversations we had. I wish to extend my condolences to Rod, the girls, and the rest of the family. - Posted by: Diane Ritchot (Acquaintance ) on: Aug 07, 2021

  • We send our condolences to Shann, Shari and all the Kwiatkowski boys from Lesley & George. I grew up with Shann & Shari and Marge was always welcoming us kids into the family home. Marge taught us all what it means to love unconditionally, to show generosity, and to always be there for one another. I will remember Marge’s infectious laugh and positive spirit. Thank you Marge for shining God’s light here on earth. - Posted by: Lesley & George Corbett (Family friend) on: Aug 02, 2021

  • Mom and I send our deepest sympathies to the whole Kwiatkowski family. The world has lost a special kind and gentle lady. God bless dear Auntie Marj. - Posted by: Bonita Breti (Niece ) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • My heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the loss of your Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. I will always treasure my memories of her as a loving, generous and kind woman. Hugs and love to all of you. - Posted by: Lorraine Shackleton (Family Friend) on: Jul 31, 2021

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