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Marian Lucy Dunning (nee Sanderson)

March 24, 2024


February 1, 1937 - March 24, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Marian Dunning left us on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the age of 87, to join her husband, Bob, her granddaughter, Tina, and her parents, Harold and Lucy Sanderson.

Marian was born and raised in Taber, Alberta, but spent many years residing in Cranbrook, B.C.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Marian (known as Grandma Dunning to many) is survived by her children, Brenda (Gerald) Shandera, Randy Welwood, Amy (Rod) Schmuland and Garnet Welwood; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren; her brother, Leonard (Kathy) Sanderson and family; her sister, Loretta (Albert) Schwarz and family.

Marian delighted in creating art and was a wonderful quilter, photographer and painter. Over the years, she lovingly crafted a variety of artistic gifts for her family and friends. Marian spent many years working with Bob at the local auction and ran her own craft store, Marnie's Gallery, where she generously helped support and showcase the creative work of others. In her spare time, Marian also volunteered at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Fond of road trips, Marian toured with Bob and other family in their converted camper bus and enjoyed long weekends south of the border.

Marian will be greatly missed by all.

Marian was laid to rest on April 4 in Taber, Alberta. If friends wish, memorial tributes in Marian's name maybe made directly to the charity of your personal choice.

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