Marie Edna Dunlop
1930 – 2013
Our dearest Marie, lovingly remembered and cherished in our hearts forever, passed away peacefully at Ivy House in Invermere BC, Thursday, November 7, 2013.
Marie was born on March 24, 1930 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She loved her family, friends and pets unconditionally. Marie enjoyed music, dancing, gardening, and was an expert seamstress. Marie and her husband Bud volunteered for many years at the Rocky Mountain Lodge. She sang in the Anglican Church choir for many years, and volunteered at the Cranbrook Thrift Shop. Marie was a member of Toastmasters, and was one of the founding members of the Cranbrook Business and Professional Women’s Club, along with her good friends Wilma Carry and Shirley White. She put on many elaborate Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter dinners for her family. Her suitcase could be packed within a minute’s notice if she thought she was going on a trip. She loved to travel. Marie had several interesting careers including a seamstress at Colleen’s Dress Shop, a dental assistant for Dr. Frank Fergie, a secretary for lawyer Allan Graham, a regional health administrator at the Cranbrook Health Unit, and a school secretary with Muriel Baxter School.
Marie is survived by her beloved son Mike (Jill), grandchildren Helen, James, and Jonathan, sister Alma, best friend and niece Janet Bailey (Dave), several other special cousins, nieces and nephews, and her cat Pumpkin. She was predeceased by her parents Mary Catherine and Joseph Laughlin, her husband Brydon “Bud”, her sister Blanche, and her brothers Hartford, Floyd, and Joe.
Many special thanks to the staff at Ivy House, Lois and Art Gruenig, the residents at Mountain Meadows, Shelly Sullivan, Home Support, and Denise Shypitka for the special care they gave to Mom.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 15, 1:30 pm, at Christ Church Anglican in Cranbrook BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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