We Remember

MARCHAND, Ernestine “Marie”

November 15, 1948 — November 5, 2022

Marie went to be with the Lord on November 5, 2022, just 10 days shy of her 74th birthday. She was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta to Elton and Rita Freemantle and had 3 siblings. Marie was predeceased by her parents; sister Francis; brother Albert; and the 2 loves of her life, Louis Quinn and Robert Marchand. She is survived by her sister Irma; her daughters Sharlene (John) and Michelle (Tim); son Jason; and adopted sons Jonathan and Tyrone. Also left to mourn her passing are her cherished grandchildren Sienna, Megan, Kimberley, Hayden, Dustin, and Hannah; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Although Marie did not have any great-grandchildren of her own, she spent over 30 years of her life nurturing young children as a foster parent to over 55 children. She remained “Grandma” to many of those children right up to her passing. She had plenty of love to give and for those lucky enough to know her, they knew just how deeply she cared. She will be missed by so many, including her friends and her foster families.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Agency, in her honour, as she was a cancer survivor.

By Marie’s request, there will be no service, but a Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring with many flowers and bright colours, just as she had asked of her family.

Cremation will be entrusted to Springfield Funeral Home and condolences, photos, and memories may be sent to the family by visiting her obituary page at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Her last words were “Jesus take the wheel”.

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