Marie Swanson of Camrose, Alberta passed away peacefully on January 20, 2021 at age 97. She is lovingly survived by her son Murray (Lynne), daughter Charlene Blair (Brad), grand-daughters Danielle (Steve and great grand-daughter Serena) and Brittany (Cody). She was predeceased by her husband Rudy Swanson in 1988.
Marie grew up on a farm near Kelsey with her parents George and Agnes Murphy and her 5 younger Siblings - Bill, Pat, Marlys, Dennis, and Faye (all have predeceased her). She moved to Camrose to attend grade 12 and never left. She had a deep love for Camrose. Marie was brilliant at math. This served her well in her many years at the Bank of Montreal. She devoted her life to her children and community (spending countless hours doing volunteer work with the church, Rosehaven, the Boy Scouts, the Museum, the Thrift Store, and other organizations). Marie tirelessly accompanied Rudy to many civic events in his 17 years as Mayor. She travelled extensively with family and enjoyed spending time at Pigeon Lake.
Marie warmly welcomed all into her home. She made meal preparation look effortless. Her love touched many. She was especially kind and caring to her elderly parents and her brother Pat. Marie felt lucky to receive ongoing love and support from numerous nieces and nephews who continued to frequently call - some almost daily. She had an outstanding memory, was a kind and gracious lady, never appeared rattled, was always positive, and made everyone feel special. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her life was well lived. Marie will be deeply missed.
We love you mom.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions no public funeral service will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.