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MARIE ROBERTA WHITE (published on October 01, 2011)



MARIE ROBERTA WHITE July 15, 1930 - September 22, 2011 Marie was the second daughter of William James White and Annie Mae White (Duncan) of Ogilvie, MB. She was predeceased by sister Ivie Rainey. Left to mourn Marie is her brother-in-law Tom Rainey, nieces Mariana Rainey, and Patricia Windeatt, nephew-in-law Mark Windeatt, great-nephew Devin, and great-niece Deanne. Marie attended Sudan School in Ogilvie, Gladstone Collegiate, Manitoba Teachers College, Success Business College, and the University of Manitoba. She spent six years teaching in rural Manitoba schools. In 1954 she was employed by the St. John Ambulance Council for Manitoba, serving in various positions including Executive Director until 1975, when she left the paid staff but continued in various volunteer positions. She was promoted to Dame of Grace in the Order of St. John in 1986. From 1975 to 1989, she was Manager of Human Resources at the Workers Compensation Board, retiring January 1, 1990. Marie appreciated and enjoyed close relationships with her immediate family, many cousins, and long-time friends, members of the St. John Ambulance Council, the Winnipeg Canoe Club, the C.N.I.B. audio program and Unit Twelve, Westminster United Church. She supported many charitable and arts organizations and had a particular interest in Winnipeg Harvest. Marie enjoyed the last 10 years of her life at Fred Douglas Heritage House. Thanks to the residents and staff there for their friendship and caring. A memorial service will be held at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery) on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends desire donation may be made to Winnipeg Harvest, 1085 Winnipeg Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0S2, or a charity of their choice. NEIL BARDAL INC. FUNERAL CENTRE (204) 949 2200 www.nbardal.mb.ca


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