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Born: Dec 31, 1937

Date of Passing: Dec 20, 2021

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December 31, 1937 - December 20, 2021

Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, Marion Strick passed away, on December 20, 2021.
Left to mourn her passing are her sister Dianne Florence; her children, Gord (Judy), Les (Barb), Howie (Rose-Ann), and Barbie (Clint) Eskilson; grandchildren, Mike, Steve, Niki (Vince), Troy, Kirk, Nadine (Justin), Robert (Brittany), Brooklyn (Blake); great- grandchildren, Ryan, Olivia, and Timothy; along with countless cousins, nieces, nephews; and her aunt Audrey.
Marion was predeceased by her husband Albert; parents, Andrew, Evelyn, and stepfather Allan; brother Jimmie; sisters-in-law, Gladys Olson and Irene Zablotny; and brothers-in-law, Elwood Olson and Brian Florence.
Mom was born on December 31, 1937 in Teulon, Manitoba. She grew up and lived her entire life in Inwood. She became a teacher at age 17, after completing one year at Provincial Normal School, where she made many lifelong friends. Mom continued taking correspondence and distance-ed courses and earned a Bachelor of Education degree in 1987. We were all very proud of her accomplishment.
She married Albert Strick in 1957 and raised their four children in Inwood. In 1966 they settled into their farm on the east end of town. Mom was always active on the farm, looking after the books and milking cows with the rest of the family. The dairy cows were sold in 1997 and mom retired, but still looked after the farm finances and accounting.
Mom loved gardening, flower beds, pickling and canning each year, and taking pictures. She spent many days preparing entries for the Teulon Agricultural Fair (usually around 100!) and Teulon Pumpkinfest. After the fair, all her entries along with the ribbons won, were on display around her house. There were always unexpected wins on a few entries that she thought were "not so great".
Her kitchen was always a welcome place for family and friends, especially on Thursday mornings for "coffee club".
In her later years she travelled to Ottawa, Florida, British Columbia, and Hawaii, but her favourite place to be was home.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Stonewall Hospital who went above and beyond caring for mom.
Marion will be honoured at a private family service, with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to a young local family who recently lost their father. Cheques can be sent to: Adrian Rink, Box 85, Inwood MB, R0C 1P0.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 30, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Marion was an extraordinary person and leader. Much can be said and written about Marion. Among her endeavours and achievements she had much to do with the development of the two volumes of The Interlake Beckoned, a history of Inwood and surrounding districts, invaluable stories for those of today and for posterity. Another observation: With the Stricks as hosts, the party for the centennial in 2006 was the start of annual reunions that lasted for several years, with attendance by contemporary friends from far and near; people that had not seen each other for years. Besides cohosting with Albert, Marion held her own on her accordion in the funny jam sessions, with participants of all ages and skills. We all have many stories. But all things eventually end and so it is with deep sadness that we have to say goodbye to Marion. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Marion's family. Harry Kowalik - Posted by: Harry Kowalik (long term friend) on: Jan 17, 2022

  • Aunty Marion always had a beautiful smile on her face. I remember her card playing, doing puzzles, and of course the gardening on our summer trips to Inwood. I send my deepest condolences to my cousins, Gord, Les, Howie & Barb and all your Family! Your Mom will be fondly & affectionately remembered! Sincerely, Karen & Roy - Posted by: Karen Zablotny (Niece ) on: Jan 08, 2022

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