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Date of Passing: Dec 10, 2002

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MARJORIE VIOLET HAMILTON 1928 - 2002 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Marjorie Violet Hamilton, on Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at the Health Sciences Centre, with her immediate family at her bedside. Marjorie is survived by her husband Alan; her daughter Tannis Tapley (Mark) her son Jeff (Angela) and grandchildren, Holly and Jason; as well as her sister Jean Sargent. She was predeceased by her parents Murdo and Mary MacDonald; her brothers, Neil and Donald; her sisters, Mary, Jessie Baizley; her sister-in-law Marjorie MacDonald; and brother-in-law Obie Baizley. Marjorie was born in Stonewall, MB, where she resided until finishing high school. The family moved to Winnipeg where she worked at the Bank of Montreal Main Office until her marriage to Alan on November 22, 1952. For many years thereafter she worked in sales positions, formerly with Seagrams, and just prior to her retirement she was Director of Sales at the Winnipeg Convention Centre for 12 years. Always an achiever, Marjorie was the recipient of many very prestigious awards such as the Seagrams highest award for "Excellence in Individual Achievement." Later, while at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, she became the first non-U.S. citizen to become International President of Meeting Professionals International. During her involvement with M.P.I. she was recognized by being awarded the "Presidents Award" as well as the "Supplier of the Year Award," the first time both awards have been won by the same person simultaneously and the first time by a Canadian. In 1988, she was honoured by her peers at a tribute dinner where the "Marjorie Hamilton Convention Bid Fund" was established to assist in the conventions business. At that event, she was presented with a "Community Service Award" by then Mayor Bill Norrie. During her career she had the honour of being presented with two Honorary Life Memberships - one in Meeting Professionals International and one in Sales and Marketing Executives where she had been elected as the first woman President in Manitoba. In her own words, her greatest achievement was in raising a loving family which was the real joy in her life and her greatest source of happiness. At her request, there has been a private family cremation service. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. at QuAppelle Avenue, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17. In lieu of flowers, Marjorie requested that donations may be made in her memory to either the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada, 306 - 2265 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, MB R3T 5J3, or the Duval Foundation at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 2M2. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staffs at the Health Sciences Centre, the Rehabilitation Centre and Deer Lodge Centre. The many caregivers at all facilities provided very professional service and attention to Marjories needs. We are especially grateful to Dr. Michael West and his compassionate team who kept us fully informed while providing comfort to the family. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2002

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