March 24, 1951 – April 28, 2014
Marie was born in Ste. Anne Manitoba, the fifth in a family of ten children. At the age of seven she contracted polio and spent nine months in the hospital, three of those months in a coma. Marie did not allow her disability to deter her from the challenges of life. She took a course in bookkeeping at the Red River Community College in Winnipeg, which was a major part of her career throughout her life.
She met her husband John in 1967 and they were wed in 1971 in Terrace, B.C.
Marie was determined to have children and she was blessed with a daughter, Delia, and a son, Jonathan. She also experienced the joy of five grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
Marie received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in October, 1973 and life changed for her dramatically as she placed her relationship with her Lord as top priority. She was known as a prayer warrior. Marie kept on taking on new challenges in life which included graduating at an auctioneer school in Calgary together with her husband John.
She had a childhood dream of becoming a school teacher and that dream became a reality when she spent two years teaching at the Mountain View Christian Academy. Marie met the challenges of life head on and with a smile on her face. She was an inspiration for many and will leave a void in the lives she touched.