Marilyn Jean Rohne (nee Barker)

Marilyn Jean Rohne (nee Barker)

Passed on October 29, 2021

February 10, 1945 – October 29, 2021    With great sadness we announce the passing of our Mom, Mother-In-law, Nana, Great Nana, Aunt and Friend, Marilyn of Inwood, MB at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, MB.

Left to cherish her memory are Lisa ( Darryl ) – grandchildren Amber ( Todd ), great-grandson Levi; Alexander, Karl and Kristina; Sonny ( Arlie ) – grandchildren Brady and Riley; Jack – grandchildren Raelyne ( Lance ) great- granddaughter Kenzie, Bradon ( Jen ) great-granddaughters Callie and Kylee. Also lovingly remembered by nephew Darren ( Wendy and family ), niece Nikki ( Wes and family ); special friends Barb Skogan and Lynne Hewertson as well as the coffee crew at Rosie’s Café, neighbors, friends and extended family.

Mom was predeceased by our Dad Guy, in 2005 and our Sister Colleen in 2020, her sister Bev in 2009, her parents Alfred and Virginia and in-laws Sadie and Frank.

Mom was raised on Castle Ave in Elmwood by her parents Virginia ( nee Maxwell ) and Alfred. Mom and Dad met while working at Northern Messenger, were married in 1966 and moved to Inwood in 1968. Mom and Dad owned and operated Interlake Water Supply after the passing of our Papa Frank in 1974. Mom was active in the community volunteering to run the Sports Club and Elks Bingos and assisting the Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Mom and Dad decided early on in their marriage that travelling was a priority for them and their adventures included several trips to Las Vegas to play the slots, a memorable trip to Hawaii, several winters in Arizona and many trips to local Casinos to play loonies. Our family travels included Calgary, South Dakota, Disneyland and many camping and fishing trips.

Mom remained in our family home for over 53 years, she always told us she would live no where else, Inwood was home and she loved her house and was comfortable there with her routine.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the many medical professionals at both the Health Sciences Centre and Eriksdale – E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital for showing so much compassion and care to our Mom over the several weeks before her passing. We also wish to acknowledge the support Mom received over the years by the caring staff of the Manitoba Renal Program, the Kidney Foundation and Transplant Manitoba as well as many homecare professionals who aided Mom and made her stay at home possible.

If friends so desire, please donate to The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch in Moms memory and please consider registering at to be an organ and tissue donor to give the gift of life.

Mom you made sure we all knew how much we were loved through the years by your smile, your hugs and your cookies. I will miss our daily phone calls and Sonny will miss his evening coffee with you.

Rest in peace Mom, we love you, you will be missed so much.

To the world you are a mother To our family you are the world.

A celebration of Mom’s life will be announced at a later date.


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