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Date of Passing: Jun 18, 2022

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(nee CHEYNE)

Marjory Anderson, our beloved Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma, passed away on June 18, 2022 at the Arborg Personal Care Home.
Mom was born in Teulon and grew up in a big loving farm family. The Cheynes were all proud of their Scottish ancestry. Marjory, also known as Molly, attended school in Teulon. Farm life was dear to mom's heart and she took great pride in showing her calf annually in the 4-H Beef Club. When chores were finished, she walked three miles each way to Teulon to play baseball.
Marj married our Dad, Magnus Anderson in 1952 after meeting him in Folk School. Together they farmed near Riverton for over 50 years, expanding their farm and cattle herd, the last 25 years with their son Tim. Mom's early years were devoted to their four children, cooking in their lumber camp at Beaver Creek, planting farm shelterbelts, gardening and building a new home in 1967.
Mom was most proud of her children and beloved grandchildren, revelling in their achievements. Mom loved sports (especially baseball and curling), her 25 years as the Riverton Collegiate secretary - even teaching typing, cooking (especially ponnukokur and vinarterta which she also sold) and travels to Scotland, Mexico and throughout Canada. Energetic and hard-working, Mom was always busy - baking, canning, pickling, sewing, knitting and tole painting (especially bird houses and "Welcome" signs in different languages). She would get excited over berry picking, hockey and card games.
Mom was community minded. She spent several years as a Riverton Co-op Board member, many years as a member of the Lutheran Church Women where she helped publish two cookbooks, organize an annual Mother`s Day Dinner and coordinate innumerable community showers and funerals. She was a Board member for Riverdale Place Workshop and the Riverton Group Home.
In later years, she cherished her flower beds and garden, feeding birds and caring for her dogs, Jordy and Danny and authored a book about her lumber camp experiences. She moved to a Personal Care Home in 2016.
She will be remembered for her caring attitude and generosity, good humour and smile, energy and work ethic, sense of adventure and competition (skydiving at age 80!) and her loyal friendships.
Marjory was predeceased by husband Magnus in 2005; parents, Douglas and Marjory Cheyne; her siblings, James (Kay), Charles, Margaret, Stewart (Roxy), Isabel/Nan (Cal Burton) and numerous in-laws.
She is survived by her four children, son Doug (Val), children, Trevor (Kristy), Paula (Rob); son Tim (Wanda), children, Brett (Chelsea and children, Sawyer and Salka), Drew (Brenna); daughter Suzzann (Bill Wright), children Shantih, Katy (James and children Annie, Max, and Grace), Kirsten (Johnny); son Stewart (Pam McWilliams), children Brooke and Quinn (their mother Suzanne Gray), Dagney and Claudia McWilliams; sisters-in-law, Elma Cheyne and Valdine (Anton) Peterson; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Romaniuk, Martin (Barbara) Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
Marjory's family thanks the staff of the Arborg Personal Care Home for their care and compassion over the last six years.
A celebration of Marjory's life will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Riverton Community Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Riverton Cemetery or Riverton Elks.

Gilbart Funeral Home
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 02, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • The first time I met Marjory and Magnus is when I came to visit Wanda and Tim 1981 at the old house in Ledwin where Marj lived her last years with Magnus until he passed in 2005 and she lived by herself with her garden and dogs until 2016. Marj always had a smile on her face - she liked everyone and ever since I met her she showered me with so much affection and kindness - this is the same affection and kindness I have always received from the whole family. I have always felt at home and always felt that all the family was my next of kin even though there was no relation at all. Not only did she take me into the family - she opened her arms to my sister Audur, my daughter Svana and all the friends that I ever brought over from Iceland to visit Wanda and Tim. I know that Valdís Hálfdánardóttir would totally agree with me because she lived even closer and longer around Marj and Magnus than I ever did. Marj and Magnus would come over every day and usually Marj would bring over some food she had been making that day. Marj would bring over pönnukökur and vínarterta that had so much flavour and were so tasty and much better than my amma made in Iceland. Marj would also make many other dishes for us to try from her Scottish heritage that she was so proud of and one thing I can not forget is the jam (sulta) she made and I would take jars back home - I loved it. I wish I could have been at the celebration of her life but I look at the beautiful things she has made for me through the years - the Velkomin sign, the beautiful napkin holder she worked and painted I always keep in my window along with the pink, purple and red tulips she made me many years ago. These things remind me of her presence here on earth. Thank you for the kindness and love you always showed me. Minningin um yndislega konu mun alla tíð lifa. Blessuð sé minning þín og loksins ertu komin aftur í fangið á Magnúsi þínum. Saknaðarkveðjur frá okkur öllum á Islandi sem þú varst alltaf svo góð við. Takk fyrir allt elsku Marjory Anderson. - Posted by: Helga Gudmundsdottir (FRIEND) on: Jul 05, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Your mom was such a wonderful person. She was way more than a secretary to the kids at school. She was friend, a listener, an advisor and a caregiver, who was always there to help each student In whatever way she could. Rest In Peace - Posted by: Gloria & Jim Yaremkiewich (Friends) on: Jul 03, 2022

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