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"Marjorie" Sigridur (Egilson) Rhodes

August 2, 1940 ~ October 21, 2019 (age 79)

Obituary

            Peacefully, Marjorie passed away at the age of 79 years at Gladstone, MB on October 21, 2019

            Marjorie was born August 2, 1940 in Winnipeg, MB to Sveinn “Swannie” and Sigridur “Sigga” Egilson. She attended school at Big Point and Langruth schools. After leaving school, she went to work at the Royal Bank in Langruth for a few years and later on worked in homecare.

            Marjorie and Harold were married October 24, 1959 and resided at Big Point near Lake Manitoba on Bar VI Ranch. Together they raised three children, Tracey, Shelley and Wesley. Harold and Marjorie farmed alongside Marjorie’s father and brother. Marjorie was a homemaker, had a big garden, and was always busy with berry picking, preserving and canning. She loved to sew and shared her talents teaching sewing and crafts at the local 4H clubs for many years, and making wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. When the girls were small she made them matching dresses and there was always enough fabric left over for a matching vest for Wesley. She was active helping in the community and a member of the Lutheran Ladies’ Aid. Marjorie helped Harold with his craft and carpentry business and always had plenty of candy and cookies on hand for her grandchildren and niece and nephews when they stopped in. The coffee was always on for friends and family, with lots of visiting had by all. She was a very active Amma – the grandchildren and great grandchildren held a very special place in her heart. In 1998 Marj and Harold retired. They remained on the farm until 2009 when they moved to Gladstone.

            Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Harold; parents Swannie and Sigga; two infant children baby Harold and baby April. Left to cherish her memory are her children Tracey (Dennis), Shelley (Darin) and Wesley; grandchildren Corissa (Shawn), Andrew (Jena), Brady and Steven; great grandchildren Tristan, Logan and Cassidy; brother David (JoAnn) Egilson and their children Kristopher, Kelly, Alan and Jayme; sister in law Wynne and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Thank you to the staff of Third Crossing Manor for all their care over the past years, and to family and friends for their kind words and visits.

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Services

Private Family Service

Donations

Seven Regions Health Foundation (to go towards Third Crossing Manor Activity Fund)
Box 1000, Gladstone MB R0J 0T0

Big Point Cemetery
Box 81, Langruth MB R0H 0N0

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