Boehm: Marion, 90 years, beloved wife of the late Bob Boehm, mother of Bruce Wilson, David Wilson and the late Denise Wilson, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, October 19, 2020. A graveside service for family and friends was held at the Alexander Cemetery on Saturday October 24, 2020. In memory of Marion, donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society.
Marion Brunette Boehm, born April 15, 1930 in Minnedosa, Manitoba was the eldest child and only daughter of Herbert James Kitchingman and Annie Brunette Kitchingman (Boyd). She had one younger brother Wesley Herbert born in 1932 who she always called her “baby brother” when introducing him to others. It was always funny of course because the one she called ‘baby brother’ was an imposing figure who towered over Marion and all others.
Marion grew up in the Minnedosa area. In 1946 the family moved to Shilo where her Dad was employed at the School of Artillery and her Mom was Assistant Post Mistress at Shilo post office. In the summers she would spend time at the family cottage at Pelican Lake where she loved to explore and learn the wonder and beauty of nature.
As an adult Marion moved to Douglas where she resided with her family of three children Bruce, David, and Denise Wilson for several years. Throughout this time, she was employed with Carnation Foods in Carberry.
Marion eventually moved to the Brandon area and worked as a waitress at Spring Park Motel Restaurant. It was here that she would meet Bob Boehm whom she later married. They moved to an acreage north of the Village of Alexander where they operated a raspberry u-pick business.
In 1974 Marion started a job at Lindenberg Seeds in Brandon Manitoba. She loved her job, her coworkers and her employer and stayed there for the next 21 years until retiring in 1995.
In the 1980s she made the move to the town of Alexander and resided at 112 Lomond St. In 2008 her husband Bob passed away. Marion remained at their home until she moved in June 2014 to the Victoria Park Lodge in Souris to be nearer to her brother Wes; unfortunately, he passed shortly after in December of 2014. She made many new acquaintances with residents and staff during her 5 ½ years at Victoria Lodge. While there she took part in planning and planting the outside flower gardens; she loved gardening and with her green thumb she tending to her geraniums and amaryllis at Christmas time.
Marion was an avid curling fan and never missed watching a game throughout the cold winters. While curling was being watched phone calls would go unanswered. She loved the Brandon Wheat Kings and would listen to the CKLQ play by play on the radio. In the summer months she faithfully watched her favorite baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays.
In January 2020 Marion moved into the Souris Personal Care Home. Marion’s room had a large picture window facing east overlooking a spacious yard bordered with spruce trees and in the mornings, she would watch a family of deer and bunny rabbits which visited her nearly every morning.
In the short time Marion was there she made new friends with residents and staff. She often said that all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Souris Personal Care Home were wonderful and caring and made her feel at home. She was very happy and content in her new home.
Marion was always a positive happy person who had a smile for everyone she met.
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My deepest condolences to Marion’s families.
Marion was a very dear friend.
I always enjoyed visiting with her when she lived in Alexander and after she moved to Souris. She always invited me to the come and go teas at the Lodge. Marion was always a wealth of information on the subject of curling and was always able to answer my questions on any of the games.
Marion will be missed by everyone who knew her.