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MARGUERITE MINNIE MULVEY

Date of Passing: Aug 17, 2002

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MARGUERITE MINNIE MULVEY On August 17, 2002, Marguerite Mulvey ran out of "Irish" and succumbed to her illness in the compassionate care of the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. Born in Morris, MB, as she would tell us, "sometime back..." to William and Rose Mulvey. Three brothers, William, Morris and Frank, joined her in her life journey. Marg spoke proudly of her parents and brothers and witnessed the passing of each of them, including sister-in-law Nettie (William), over the years. She is survived by sister-in-law Dorothy (Morris), nine nieces and nephews and their families. Marguerite attended Lord Selkirk Elementary and later St. Johns High School, Winnipeg. After graduation, she was employed by Weston Johnson Sales Ltd. Marguerites generation faced the life uncertainties of the Depression and the Second World War. As a result, Marg and her brothers made their contribution to the Canadian Armed Forces with Marg entering Naval Services, Special Branch, as an Intelligence Officer for six and one-half years. Post war, Marg joined the staff of Eatons Department Store, Ladies Fashions followed later with 23 years employment at the Department of Transportation, Civil Services until early retirement. Throughout the many years of good health, Marguerite loved to bowl, golf and travel. Her travels included all of North America, throughout Europe with a special place in her heart for England. Marguerites footprint on this earth is best characterized by her strong and independent nature as she assisted in the care to her family through many illnesses. True to character, Marg placed family above herself believing that her opportunity to relax would come to those who waited patiently. Marg enjoyed a brief retirement before having to face a debilitating illness herself. Although her illness tried to break her spirit, she remained independent until her final days, thereby realizing her lifelong goal to live at home. To help her maintain her independence, Marg appreciated the contributions of many individuals: her home care staff, Connie and Sache, Bob and Susan Taylor, Chris Watts, niece Jan Sheffield, Merle and Dave Houle, nephews Bill and Bob Mulvey. Marguerite reserves a special and unqualified expression of gratitude to her neighbour and best friend, Mark Jacobson. Mark volunteered to guide the care and services needed by Marguerite on a daily basis thus ensuring that Marg experienced life with dignity especially when she could fight for herself no longer. Whether Marguerite needed a nudge or to be needed to be carried through the day, Mark made sure no request or need went unanswered. Marguerites daily pleasure included the companionship of her pet, Heidi. The unconditional love and companionship between Marg and her pets was an enduring force. During Margs brief hospitalization, neighbour Frieda ensured that Marguerites biggest concern would be loved and cared for. Throughout her life, Marguerite supported many charities. She was particularly fond of charities that locally assisted the disabled. Marg was also very interested in humane and responsible pet care and contributed regularly to organizations who operated "no kill shelters" or hospitals for animals. A service celebrating Marguerites life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 from Thomson Funeral Chapels, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg. Interment at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, 4000 Portage Ave., to follow. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of a donation to a charity of your choice. THOMSON FUNERAL CHAPELS 783-7211

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 22, 2002

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