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MARION FAITHE MCIVOR (published on April 21, 2006)

MARION FAITHE MCIVOR (nee MOORE) 98 years old Peacefully, with family by her side Marion left this world in the early hours of April 19, 2006 to rejoin the love of her life. Marion (also known as Mae) was born December 20, 1907 in Cypress River, MB to J.P (James Peter) and Elizabeth Moore. The second child of six siblings, she was the last surviving of the Moore children. Predeceased by her sister Adda (Watson); brothers, Eric, David, Roy; and baby sister Merle. She is survived by her nephews, Dwight Watson, Ken (Evangeline) Watson; nieces, Cynthia Hrap, Marcia (Alan) Sealey of Winnipeg, Joyce Buxton and family of Victoria, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the United States. Longtime friends, Caroline and Robin Kirkpatrick were also considered an extension of Marion's family. Marion started out in the working world at the age of 17, upon graduation from Normal School in Saskatchewan in the early 1920s. Her first teaching experience was in Holland, MB where she met a fellow teacher, and her future husband, Neil Murray McIvor. While their loved blossomed, a 17 year courtship ensued due to the Depression and the unfair restrictions on the employment of married women at that time. Marion would have had to abdicate her much loved teaching profession if she and Murray became married. On December 24, 1941, Marion and Murray exchanged vows and remained deeply in love until Murray's passing in May 1970. Murray's passing left an everlasting sadness for Marion. Marion was a dedicated educator in Winnipeg School Division No. 1, teaching at Pinkum, Wellington and Greenway Schools. In the 1960s she would return to school to upgrade her teaching certificate to a degree. Marion received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at United College and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. She retired from Greenway School in 1973. Marion was a longtime resident of Sherburn Street and remained in her home for 50 years until she was 94. She spent her retirement years gardening at home and retreating to the cottage that she built with Murray at Dorothy Lake in 1951. Marion's love of nature was evident in her extensive knowledge of the wildflowers, birds and history of the Whiteshell area. During Marion's retirement she cared for many people including her father (J.P.) Her life always centered on the care and concern for others and she took an active interest in the lives of her nieces and nephews. Her great nieces Marci and Cynthia are especially grateful for the profound impact she had on their lives. Goodbye Auntie Marion, you will always be with us. As Marion joins her beloved Murray in heaven, we offer this old Irish Blessing (Taken from an Irish linen tea towel hanging at the cottage at Dorothy Lake) May the Road rise up to meet you May the Wind always be at your back May the Sun shine warm upon your face and Rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. We would like to thank the staff of 2C Riverview Seniors Centre for the kindness and care extended to our beloved aunt over the past three years. Thanks also to Vangie who spent many afternoons visiting and playing Scrabble with Auntie Marion. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Thomson In the Park Funeral Home at 1291 McGillivray Blvd.. Private family interment at Chapel Lawn, Portage Ave. on Monday, April 25. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Watson, Alan Sealey, Darrel Hrap and Fred Budzey. Donations to the Library Fund in care of The University of Winnipeg Foundation, 515 Portage Ave. THOMSON IN THE PARK FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY 1291 MCGILLIVRAY BLVD. (BETWEEN PEMBINA WAVERLEY) 925-1120

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