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Born: Feb 03, 1928

Date of Passing: Oct 13, 2021

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MARVIN: It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Gwendolyn Mabel Marvin (nee Meadows) on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the age of 93 years. Gwen passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre after a brief illness. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved children: Marilyn and Garry Pawluck, David and Gail Marvin, Douglas and Judy Marvin, Lynda and Larrie Kidd, and Twylla and Jon Burton; many grandchildren and great grandchildren: Tricia and Dan Turnbull (Tayelyn, Finn, Iszac), Rick Pawluck (Willow, Suzanna), Nathan and Chelsea Pawluck (Easton, Ezra), Cyrena and Tim McLachlan (Davis, Josie), Steven and Loni Marvin (William, Oliver, Charlie, Henry), Luke and Kristina Marvin (Arlo, Rowan), Derek and Brittany Marvin (Beau, Benji), Kristy and Mark Agnew (Mila, Ellie), Jeremy Marvin and Kellie Baker, Michael and Sheri Kidd (Dustin, Devin, Deklin, Hailey), Fariya Kidd (Ayden), Carla Burton and Carly Sinclair, Andrew Burton and Emily Krutzelmann, and Kate and Blair Opperman (Ashton, Lux); her cousin Margaret Whiting, who was like a sister to her; and Cathie and Minty Caron, Robyn and Derek Barry (McKenna, Eberlee). Gwen was predeceased by her husband Richard Marvin and her grandson Kevin Kidd. Gwen was born in Brandon on February 3, 1928. Her father passed away at the age of 26 years, so it was just her and her mother for many years. Gwen married Richie on October 2, 1948 and they raised five children. They ran a mixed dairy and grain farm, which they both worked hard at until they retired and moved to Brandon. Gwen loved to be busy cooking, gardening, knitting, reading, and back in the day driving the school bus. She loved numbers, and could do math so fast in her head. No one ever shortchanged her! She would check every receipt, making sure everything was correct. She loved to bake, especially her famous chocolate cake. Gwen loved to spend time with her family. She was the happiest when the whole family got together, and never wanted that time to end. She loved to laugh, talk about funny incidents, and listen to other stories. She would always have us all in stitches laughing. Her family was her life, and we loved her to pieces. Gwen and Richie did some travelling abroad, but enjoyed spending winters in Texas where they made many lasting friendships. Gwen was a witty, bright and sharp lady right until the end. We will all miss her. A private family service will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church and Gwen will be laid to rest at St. George's Cemetery. The family invites you to view the recording of the service on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 on Gwen's memorial page at Donations in memory of Gwen may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Oct 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry to learn of Gwens passing. So many memories of all us kids on the farm when our families got together. I remember her sense of humour. She as always busy with her home family and farm. Love to all the family members. Ruth Hockley Saunders - Posted by: Ruth Saunders (Friend) on: Nov 24, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to the Marvin family. Fond memories will keep her in your heart. - Posted by: Carla Morgan (Friend of family) on: Oct 19, 2021

  • I have lots of memories of Gwen from my childhood as we were close neighbours and she was our school bus driver for many years. I think Gwen must have known all the secrets of the neighbour kids that were exchanged on those bus rides! Beyond the childhood memories, however, I am very grateful to have had opportunities to chat with Gwen at Victoria Landing when I came from Calgary to visit my own parents there. We had many lovely conversations there - she was so interested in my family and so proud of her own. I am so sorry to hear that she has passed away and I want all the Marvins to know I feel for you in your loss. I will always remember her as one of "the three Gwens" who lived along the same road. With heartfelt sympathy, Judy (Hickson) Osinski. - Posted by: Judy (Hickson) Osinski (friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

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