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Born: Jul 10, 1931

Date of Passing: Jul 28, 2020

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July 10, 1931 – July 28, 2020

Peacefully, Marion passed away with the love of her family surrounding her.
Marion was employed with the Hudson's Bay Company starting in a clerical role and proudly retiring as a Customs Broker. She especially enjoyed singing with her colleagues in the Bay Choir.
Marion married the love of her life, Jim, in 1951. They had a passion for entertaining, which led to their famous parties filled with lots of food, dancing and laughter into the wee hours. Their happiest memories were spent around their pool with friends, family and especially their grandchildren.
Marion's passion was photography. She was never without her camera. She captured the joys and celebrations of family and friends, and left behind an archive of photographs for us to cherish.
Marion's generosity came from her lean years as a child which led to opening her heart and her home to all. The people she encountered in her life were enriched by meeting her. She will always be remembered for the twinkle in her blue eyes and her beautiful smile. Marion had the best sense of humour, and a zest for life. She was witty, charming and elegant. Marion truly had a Heart of Gold and was our Angel on Earth. We were so Blessed!
Marion will be lovingly remembered by her son Garry (Darcy), Reid (Jacqueline) and Ryan (Alycia); son Danny, Brandice (Andrew) and Kirsten (Ryan); and daughter Barbara, Chloe (Stephen) and great-granddaughter Annika. Marion is also survived by her beloved sister Mary, and family; many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

"You were an Angel in the shape of our Mom
When we fell down,
you would be there holding us up
Spread your Wings as you go
And when God takes you back,
we will say Hallelujah
You are Home!"

And Dad will say, "What took you so long?!"

Due to Covid, there will be no service. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • We just heard the sad news about “Auntie Marion”. She and “Uncle Jim” were our backdoor neighbours for several years. We have missed them greatly across the lane but have kept in touch over the years. We enjoyed our get togethers, talking and laughing with the kids swimming in the pool. Our deepest condolences to Gary, Barbara, Danny and families. - Posted by: Joss & Leslie Richards (Old neighbour) on: Sep 16, 2020

  • My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mom. Barbara introduced me to your lovely family when I was just a kid. The Smith family home was always full of laughter, fun and fine tunes on the juke box. Heaven has its brightest star. Take care, from an old Transcona friend. - Posted by: Shirley Leontowicz (friend) on: Aug 30, 2020

  • Marion was an amazing lady, always happy and full of energy. She was always happy to see you, always wanted to feed you and just brightened up your day. The parties were epic. I have never been to a better Halloween party. If we were lucky Marion and Jim would turn on the jukebox and show us how to really dance. I have the fondest memories of Big Jim and Marion. Danny and Barb and the Smith family please accept my condolences. Thinking of you. Peg Thom - Posted by: Peg Thom (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2020

  • Very sad to hear about Marion’s passing. She and Big Jim were almost like parents to me and I thought the world of them. Deepest condolences to Barb, Danny and Garry. I know what it feels like not to have your parents around anymore. Marion was a kind and cheerful woman who always made you feel welcome. Enjoyed my time with her and Jim around the pool. I will miss them. - Posted by: Gary Simpson (friend of the Smith family) on: Aug 13, 2020

  • My deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of my dear Auntie Marion. I spoke with her just over a week ago and she was so cheery and positive. I will always remember her kindness and laughter as well as her and Uncle Jimmie sharing their home and pool with all. The food was never ending and she certainly had a heart of gold and a love ❤️ of sharing. She will always be remembered with love. 🤗😊❤️ Hugs to Garry, Danny, Barbie and your families and Auntie Mary. I know how much you loved her. With our love Kathy (Slusarenko) and Bruce, Joyce, Jeff, Ella and Scarlett, Jackie, Ben, Hector and Mia. Halifax - Posted by: Katherine (Slusarenko) MacFarlane (Niece ) on: Aug 07, 2020

  • We are so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Pearce Family - Posted by: Mari-Jo Cormier (Pearce) (Former neighbour from Edward Ave.) on: Aug 03, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to the entire family on the passing of "Mrs. Smith". I have so many fond memories spent at the house with Mr. & Mrs. Smith. My daughter Jennifer and I were always made to feel welcome and included in family gatherings. Hours spent at the pool are some of our best memories. Mrs. Smith's meals were the best! Jennifer and I still have many of her recipes and when we prepare one we often reminisce about those times so many years ago. I was fortunate to meet up with Mrs. Smith (who insisted I call her Marion) in recent months at her residence. I would have known that smile anywhere! She was truly a special person. - Posted by: Carol Martin (Friend) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • That is a beautiful picture and captures completely the joy she brought to every day and every person. I have been lucky enough to have her as my aunt and have a lifetime of happy memories. You were always welcome at Aunty Marion's and Uncle Jimmy's (or Uncle Yiminy to me!), no matter the day or time and treated like royalty. Best. Aunt. Ever. she will forever be in my heart. - Posted by: Marlaine (Neice) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to the family. Marion will be missed dearly. Wilma and Marion shared many things. Their husbands passed away a day apart while living at Devonshire. They had their brunch and dinner together for many years until the Marion had her fall and the coronavirus hit. Mom is very saddened and I know will miss her immensely. Big hugs to the family from us both. - Posted by: Wilma Arsenault & Wilma Versluis (Friend) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • Grandma Smith was more of a mom to me. She welcomed me into the family. She loved Stephen and Rianna as her own grandchildren. Russ was her son from a different mother. I love her I learnt a lot from her. Her pickles and fancy sandwiches will live with us and future generations. Love her forever. - Posted by: Roma Prayag (Adopted daughter in law ) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Garry, Danny & Barb Sending our love and condolences to you all. Your mom was a very special lady and Glenn and I will always remember the parties at your parents house. RIP Marion. You will be missed. - Posted by: Carla McIntyre (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Sending sympathy to you Barb and your precious family on the loss of your dear mom. She really was an angel. - Posted by: Jo-Anne Hamilton (Friend of Barb) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • So sad to hear about your mother. she fought a long hard battle with grace & humor. she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is now with the love of her life forever. You should be so proud to have had such a loving person for a mother. We are going to miss her but she is in a better place now. our condolence to all the family. - Posted by: Lawry & gloria & family (brotherinlaw & sisterinlaw) on: Aug 01, 2020

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