Marion J.

1925 – 2014

Mrs. Marion Jacqueline Knisely of Red Deer, Alberta, formerly of Comox, British Columbia, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Marion was born on July 2, 1925 at North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She was raised in Wilkie, Saskatchewan and later went on to join the Royal Canadian Navy; where she served her Country as a Wren. Marion was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary, as well as a member of the Rebekah’s Lodge. Marion will be lovingly remembered by her seven sons, Doug (Doreen) of Red Deer, Andrew (Patty) of Surrey, British Columbia, Ian (Ingrid) of Brampton, Ontario, James of Peace River, Alberta, Bill (Donnelda) and David (Patti), all of Red Deer and Dean (Kathy) of North Battleford, Saskatchewan; her five daughters, Barbara of Edmonton, Alberta, Edith (Duane) of Kelowna, British Columbia, Anna (Alan) of Lethbridge, Alberta, Wilma (Tony) of Red Deer and Cheryl (Jason) of Kelowna, British Columbia, twenty-eight grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters, Jean Totland, Helen Graham and Judy Seaman. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Donald, daughter-in-law, Barb Knisely, three grandchildren, Andrea, Jason and Chad and two sisters, Betty Hebert and Peggy Kaduhr. A Memorial Service in Marion’s honor will be held at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A Private Family Interment will take place at Wilkie, Saskatchewan at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations in Marion’s honor may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society at or to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, Unit 32 Palliative Care, 3942 – 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7 or at

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