ANTAL MariePosted: August 27th, 2014
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of MARIE ANTAL on August 18, 2014 at the age of 73 near Lethbridge, Ab. In her passing, Marie leaves to mourn: her husband and best friend Dean of 54 years, her four children Nicole (Jacob) Entz of Okotoks, Jacquie (Ruben) Gross of Okotoks, Doug (Leslie) Antal of Lethbridge and Mark (Lonnie) Antal of Cayley 11 grandchildren and eight step- grandchildren, her sister Carol Ross of Victoria, BC, and many special friends and family. Marie was born April 14, 1941 in High River, Alberta. She married Dean in 1960 and they farmed until 1992, when they moved to Raymond, Alberta. In addition to the farm life, she loved her work as a Unit Clerk at Cardston Hospital, which she did for 28 years. Her many other talents and gifts are too numerous to mention but her love of her family was her most precious and sustaining gift. Marie loved spending time with her family and friends; she carefully nurtured and treasured her relationships with those who were important in her life. She was a fabulous cook and she lived by what she believed, that a meal made with love and shared in love not only fostered good relationships, but could go a long way to help fix so many of lifes little problems. She was well loved for her compassion, kindness, love, and generous spirit. Her love, quiet courage, strength, creativity, and sense of humour will be remembered, reminisced about, and carried in the hearts of those who loved her. Her quick wit and sense of humour, which she passed on to many of her grandchildren, has brought many smiles in these difficult times. Her laughter was truly genuine, always infectious and will be missed. Always remember: "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck." As per her request, there will be no funeral service.