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MARJORIE MYRTLE HAMILTON (published on April 07, 2010)



MARJORIE MYRTLE HAMILTON (nee MUNRO) December 25, 1919 April 3, 2010 Mom passed away peacefully on April 3, 2010, at Selkirk Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond and parents, James and Minerva, siblings, Margaret, Gladys, Jessie, Arnold and Ethel. Survived by children Val Keatinge, Grant (Bonnie) Hamilton; granddaughters, Lynn (Paul), Dawn (Colin) and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, Taylor, Ashley, Jordan; also brother Jack (Bernice) and many nieces and nephews. Mom was born in West Rosser on Christmas Day 1919. In 1934 the family moved to Argyle. She married Raymond in 1941 and moved to the Hamilton family farm near Warren where she spent many happy years raising her two children and fulfilling the diverse roles of a farm wife. Mom was an avid gardener who loved her yard and spending time outside. She actively participated in the community and church activities. Mom cared for her ailing husband for four years prior to his death in 1962, prompting her to consider a career in nursing. At the age of 50 she enrolled in an LPN course and began full time employment in Stonewall Hospital where she worked until her retirement. She was a highly respected and dedicated nurse. Mom enjoyed many travelling adventures following her retirement and toured Europe, Canada, USA and the Caribbean. Always a lover of music, Mom took organ lessons during these years. Mom enjoyed her time living next door to her grandchildren and being involved in their life. In later years she delighted in the energy and antics of her great-grandchildren. Mom left the family farm in 1997 and resided at Stonewall Lions Manor where she continued to enjoy the friendship of both new and lifelong friends. Interment will take place prior to the service. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010 at MacKenzie Funeral Home in Stonewall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Warren United Church, Warren, MB, R0C 3E0 or a charity of your choice. MacKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall in care of arrangements.


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