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With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Marjorie Spratt on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Portage District General hospital at the age of 83 years. With her family by her side and stories and laughter in the air, Mum went to join her true love.
Left to cherish Marjorie’s memory are her children Cal (Debbie) Spratt and Tammie (David) Miller of Portage la Prairie, MB, grandchildren Ryan (Britt) Spratt, Cory (Andrew) Moar, Tyler Miller and Evan Miller, great-grandchildren Eberley and Tassyn Spratt and Ayla Moar.
Marjorie was predeceased by her beloved husband Hugh “Bud”, parents Fred and Elsie Johnson, brother Danny Johnson and sister Laura Sigmundson.
Mum was born in Baldur, MB. She graduated from Baldur School and started her career with Manitoba Telephone system at 16 years of age, where she remained until her retirement 1990. She worked the switchboard for many years, and later moved downstairs to the engineering department. She moved to Portage in 1957, where she met the love of her life, and they went on to raise their two children. In her younger years, Mum curled and played ball with the ANAF Scarlets, and she always had a love for flowers and gardening, keeping up Dad’s tradition of growing tomatoes from seed. In her later years, she enjoyed watching curling and talking hockey with the grandchildren, and doing her daily morning crossword puzzle. Mum and Dad spent 30 years camping at Sportsman Corner, having good times and many laughs with their long-time friends. Mom always looked forward to September long weekends, as we all congregated there for the big derby. Mum liked to crochet and made afghans for everyone in the family including great-grandchildren. She always had an open door policy, as it takes nothing to put another potato in the pot and another plate at the table.
Her smile, laughter, charm and wit will be lovingly remembered by all who received the gift of knowing our Mum.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, Portage la Prairie, MB led by Rev. John Dolloff. Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
If friends so desire, donations in Marjorie’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Boulevard Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5 or to Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), 121 12th St. NE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 4A2.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021 www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5
Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
121 - 12th Street NE, Portage la Prairie MB R1N 4A2