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Marilyn Roteliuk

August 10, 1940 — November 23, 2022

The service will be live streamed on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm, please click on link to register and view the service:

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Marilyn Roteliuk, with family at her side, on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, at the age of 82 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by beloved husband Ron Roteliuk and her children, Ron (Leona), Ross (Michele), Jennifer (Allan) di Dio, Robert (Andrea); grandchildren Ron (Jessie) Roteliuk, Randi-Lee (Joel) Switzer, Jarek (Maggie) Roteliuk, Jordon (Brittany) Roteliuk, Carla Kwiatkowski (Ryan), Krystal (Malcolm) Kenney, Tyrrell Kwiatkowski, Ben Lambert, Ross (Katrina) Roteliuk, Brock (Colleen) Roteliuk, Rachelle (Kale) Roteliuk, Mark di Dio, Kaylee (Nathan) Green, Robert Roteliuk, Brennan Davis and Paige Garrioch; great-grandchildren Jayden, Emmit, Marley, Layna, Cade, Ryder, Dallas, Brogan, Lucas, Oaklynn, Lennon, Cash, Harrison, Cain, Cohen, Heidi, Hollie, Holt and Lawson; sisters-in-law Judi Peters, Dawna Waddell, Roberta Waddell; half-sisters Debbie Waddell and Kellie (Martin) Waddell; along with many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Marilyn was born on August 10, 1940 in Brockville, Ontario to parents Thomas and Katherine Waddell. Marilyn (Mom, Nana) and her 2 younger brothers, Geoffrey and Alexander, grew up in Brockville, Ontario.  In December of 1957, Marilyn’s mom returned from a party and said to Marilyn, “I’ve just met the nicest man, he is too young for me and he is too old for you!” That man was Ron Roteliuk. In the following September, Ron and Marilyn got married in North Bay, Ontario.  Over the next five years, they welcomed four children; Ron, Ross, Jennifer and Robert into their family. In the following years, they moved several times through places such as Nipawin Sk., Yorkton Sk., Regina Sk., and Winnipeg Mb., Finally they settled in Portage la Prairie in 1973.

For years mom was busy at home with her children but, later joined the team at ARC Industries. She also worked as the Hostess at the Pizza Place Family Restaurant. Mom always had a wonderful smile for everyone that she worked with and met.  Mom enjoyed reading, golfing, swimming, and dancing but, most of all she enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Over the years, Mom and Dad took many trips and cruises to Hawaii, Cuba, Mexico and other warm weather destinations.  Mom attended and enjoyed every graduation, every sporting event and every wedding. Her family grew to include sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Mom was lovingly known to her family as Nana and as her family grew, she had a special place in her heart for everyone. Her special gift was to make everyone in her family feel that they were her favourite. Friends also felt her warmth and genuine affection. She was known for always having a kind word and had a wonderful, gentle sense of humour which she shared with everyone.

Mom was a very kind and gracious lady. She had unconditional love for everyone in her family. Mom was always there with her support, compassion and love. To know her is to love her!  No one ever left her presence without a hug and a heartfelt ‘I love you!”

Marilyn’s family would like to thank all the doctors and nursing staff at the Portage General Hospital, Health Sciences Centre and to the members of STARS for the care and compassion that they showed to Mom and to our entire family. We would also like to thank family and friends for their love and support during this very difficult time.

A private family service will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.  The public can view the service via live stream, to register and view visit Marilyn’s obituary page.

As an expression of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Marilyn’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Boulevard Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, MB Branch, Unit 1-452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1G4 or to Breast Cancer Canada, 101 - 415 Exmouth St. Sarnia, Ontario N7T.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

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