Marion Shirley Strick

Marion Shirley Strick

Passed on December 20, 2021

(nee Lavender) December 31st 1937-December 20th 2021    Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, Marion Strick passed away on December 20th 2021.

Left to mourn her passing are her sister Dianne Florence, her children Gord (Judy), Les (Barb), Howie (Rose-Ann), and Barbie (Clint) Eskilson, grandchildren Mike, Steve, Niki (Vince), Troy, Kirk, Nadine (Justin), Robert (Brittany), Brooklyn (Blake), great Grandchildren Ryan, Olivia, and Timothy, along with countless cousins, nieces, nephews, and her aunt Audrey.

Marion was predeceased by her husband Albert, parents Andrew, Evelyn, and step-father Allan, brother Jimmie, sisters-in-law Gladys Olson and Irene Zablotny, and brothers-in-law Elwood Olson and Brian Florence.  Mom was born on December 31st 1937 in Teulon, Manitoba. She grew up and lived her entire life in Inwood. She became a teacher at age 17, after completing one year at Provincial Normal School, where she made many lifelong friends. Mom continued taking correspondence and distance-ed courses and earned a Bachelor of Education degree in 1987. We were all very proud of her accomplishment.

She married Albert Strick in 1957 and raised their four children in Inwood. In 1966 they settled into their farm on the east end of town. Mom was always active on the farm, looking after the books and milking cows with the rest of the family. The dairy cows were sold in 1997 and mom retired, but still looked after the farm finances and accounting.

Mom loved gardening, flower beds, pickling and canning each year, and taking pictures. She spent many days preparing entries for the Teulon Agricultural Fair (usually around 100!) and Teulon Pumpkinfest. After the fair, all her entries along with the ribbons won, were on display around her house. There were always unexpected wins on a few entries that she thought were “not so great”.

Her kitchen was always a welcome place for family and friends, especially on Thursday mornings for “coffee club”. In her later years she travelled to Ottawa, Florida, British Columbia, and Hawaii, but her favourite place to be was home.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Stonewall Hospital who went above and beyond caring for mom. Marion will be honored at a private family service, with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to a young local family who recently lost their father. Cheques can be sent to: Adrian Rink, Box 85, Inwood MB, R0C 1P0.


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