1941 ~ VIOLET “MARION” SEARS ~ 2018Posted: April 26th, 2018
Marion Sears of Medicine Hat, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Haddon Sears, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2018, after her valiant struggle with cancer. Marion was born on June 5, 1941 in Empress, Alberta. She was raised on the family farm which taught her self-reliance and grew her love of the outdoors. She attended her early schooling in Bindloss and completed her education in Medicine Hat. Once graduating from Nursing School in Calgary in 1960 she began the career that she loved. It was her passion to care for others and she prided herself on her career. In her later years, the couple managed an apartment complex and all the grandchildren have fond memories of working for them on the weekends for some spending money. During their retirement, they loved camping, fishing, gardening, and bird watching. She had an artistic flair which included painting, sketching, needle work, sewing, making bread, and spending time with her ever-growing family. She found Jesus in the summer of 2004 and was his faithful servant to the end. Marion was a mother to Corina Leigh (Larry), Kevin Cummins (Marina), and Valerie MacVicar (Kevin). A beloved Grandma to many and her greatest joy was watching her great grandchildren. who called her Nanny, run and play. She is the one and only sister to Bill Bicknell (Lorna), Keith Bicknell (Gail), and Ken Bicknell (Clarice). She was predeceased by her husband, Grover Haddon Sears; and her parents, Frank and Violet Bicknell. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice, Meadow Ridge and 5West at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for the excellent care they have provided. The Funeral Celebration will be held at Life Church, 2348 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Beau Zilinski officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Marion’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Marion Sears. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
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