Posted: December 11th, 2020

Marian Hobberstad

1930 – 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of MARIAN HOBBERSTAD of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Hans Hobberstad. She passed peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre with her family by her side on December 6, 2020 at 90 years of age.

Cherished mother of three sons; Donald (Cheryl), Dennis (Pat), Robert (Linda), and two daughters; Diane (Brian) Anderson, and Brenda (Scott) Oseen. She was loved by 13 Grandchildren; Robin (Clint), Devin, Ryan, Danyae (Kyle), Brandon, Riley (Shelby), Tyler (Kristen), Cody (Ashley), Brady (Hope), Lisa (Dave), Michael (Tiffany), Brett (Taylor) and Kristen, as well as eight Great-Grandchildren; Ria, Gabe, Elise, Kinley, Madden, Rhett, Evan, and Colby. She is survived by sisters-in-law; Sylvia (Wallace) Rombough, and Louise Wiest, plus many nieces/nephews and their families.

Marian was predeceased by her beloved husband; Hans, her parents; Lena and Walter Marsh, her mother/father-in-law; Rakel and Rasmus Hobberstad, her five brothers; Clarence (Joyce), Alvin (Margaret), Archie (Hilda), Earl (Kay) and Harvey (Marjorie) Marsh, and sisters-in-law; Olaug (William) Palmer and Olivia (Cecil) Wiest.

Marian Lucille Marsh was born on July 30, 1930, in Granum. She was the youngest and only daughter of Lena and Walter’s six children. Their family moved to the Vauxhall area in 1933, where she attended grade school in Retlaw and high school in Vauxhall.

Mom met Dad at a dance and claimed it was love at first sight. The two married on October 24, 1951 and enjoyed many happy years together. They waltzed so gracefully together, and dancing with Dad was one of the most treasured memories of her life.

Together, they operated a grain and cattle farm in the Circle Hill area and provided a loving home to their 5 children. Mom was a great cook, gardener, and an exceptional baker – known for her delicious buns and cinnamon rolls.

After Dad’s passing in 1988, mom moved to Vauxhall where she lived for the next 25 years. In 2014 she moved to the Black Rock Terrace retirement home in Lethbridge.

Family meant EVERYTHING to mom! We were her ‘most precious possessions’. She welcomed each new member to our family with open arms and cherished the times when we’d gather together for holidays or special occasions. She poured her love into creating wonderful meals served to us on her fine china and crystal. We often celebrated her summer birthday with a family reunion.

Mom was a friendly, social person; joined clubs and enjoyed community events. She valued her friendships, many of which lasted for decades. Mom could be found at the curling rink, hockey arena, ball diamond, skating carnival, and school sports/concerts proudly supporting her family in whatever activity they were involved in. She loved when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren visited and would always play cards and games with them.

Mom was gentle, kind and caring and faced each day with a positive attitude; never one to complain. She loved flowers and her favourite, the rose, will forever remind us of her. We will miss her sweet nature, her grace, the silver in her hair and the gold in her heart.

Private Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. Due to the restrictions surrounding Covid-19, the service will be invite only. The family invites you to watch the service via live stream at https://www.mbfunerals.com/ . Please click on Marian’s obituary and scroll to the bottom of the page. A link will be available 15 minutes prior to the service.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial Donations may be made in in Marian’s name to a charity of ones choice.

Our family would like to thank the staff of Black Rock Terrace for the great care they provided to mom in her six years of residency. She was really happy and at home there and spoke very highly of the staff, meals, accommodations and services. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff of St. Michael’s Health Centre for the wonderful care and compassion they provided to her during her final weeks.

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