White, Marion Edith

Marion Edith (Rae) White was born on June 17, 1933 to James and Esther (Bowden) Rae of Arcola, SK and moved to Napinka, Manitoba in 1949.

Marion attended school in Arcola, SK and Napinka, Manitoba and after leaving school in 1950 she became a telephone switch board operator for MTS in Hartney, MB.

On December 28, 1953, Marion married Frederick White of Hartney, Manitoba. They moved to Hay River, NWT where they lived for 13.5 years. They had four children; Dennis, Darrell, Gordon and Janice.

In 1967, they returned to Hartney to farm with Fred’s parents and in 1982, they moved to the town of Hartney. Marion was an avid gardener and loved her flowers. She enjoyed following the Toronto Blue Jays.

Marion loved to curl, golf, knit, crochet, and sew. Marion was a member of the Hartney United Church Women and the Hartney Horticulture Society.

Marion is predeceased by her parents, James and Esther Rae, by her husband, Frederick White, son, Darrell, sister, Lois Cornell, and brothers, John and Bill Rae.

Marion leaves behind two sons, Dennis (Margaret) White, Gordon (Rosalie) White, and one daughter, Janice Houle (John Jasper) and sister, Donna Meadows (Gary Hubman) and sister-in-laws, Freda and Joan Rae and brother-in-law Bob Cornell.

Marion had 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

A memorial reception for family and friends will be held at the Elks Hall, Hartney, Manitoba on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 2:00 ~ 4:00 p.m. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Hartney Community Health Centre, the Hartney United Church or to a charity of your choice.

12 thoughts on “White, Marion Edith”

  1. Our condolences to your families. Marion & Fred were wonderful friends of Mom and Dad.

  2. We’re very sorry to hear of Marion’s passing,she was such a nice neighbour and a treat to have a visit with !

  3. We know it is never easy to say farewell to a parent or grandparent. Our thoughts are will all of you, and hope you can forever spend time recalling the many stories that she was a part of. I always enjoyed a visit with Marion and Fred.

  4. Sending condolences to the family. Fred was my second cousin and was always so friendly going out of his way to say hello whenever he would see me. I only remember meeting Marion once, but she seemed like a lovely lady, and must have had quite the sense of humour to put up with Fred’s mischievousness (he always had that cute little glint in his eye).

  5. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always so proud of her kids, and Fred. She was interested in her community, loved going to the rink and ball games. She will be missed. Take care everyone. Cyril and Kate Druwe

  6. Gord.and Rosalie,Dennis and Margaret and Janice, Our encounters with your Mum and Dad were always fun. They were very special family and community people. Hold your memories close. I still have 5 pages of good recipes that your Mum wrote out and sent me.

  7. So sorry to hear of Marions passing Cherish your memories. Sympathy to Gord, Janice, and Dennis and families.

  8. Remembering Marion and always enjoyed to chat with her. Such an enjoyable person. Our condolences To the families.

  9. Marion and Fred were people from my childhood. I grew up in Napinka and when they moved to Hay River my father drove them to Brandon to catch the train. I spoke to Marion a few years ago after Fred had passed and we caught up on old times. The Rae family were friends of my family for many years.
    Please accept my condolences at this late time as I only recently found out of her demise.

    Lynn Foster Turner

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