Marjorie BENGTSSON

BENGTSSON, Marjorie Evelyn
June 19, 1930 – December 28, 2012
Our mother Marjorie passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years. She was born in 1930 to Madge and Neil Currie in Onoway, Alberta and grew up on the farm close to Lac La Nonne, Alberta. She attended Dunstable elementary school, a one room schoolhouse a mile and a half from her home. She then went on to complete high school at Garneau High in Edmonton. After her schooling, her life's journey took her to Calgary, the West Coast, NWT, Edmonton and finally back to Calgary in 1967. After 1968, she was a single, working mom and always did her best for her family and community. She worked for Woodwards for many years, much of that time in the bookstore. She was always an avid reader and after her retirement, she volunteered at the senior's centre library. She enjoyed bingo, antiquing, collecting, and pioneer history. Marjorie took advantage of many opportunities to travel to and learn about different parts of the world. She was very proud of her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Despite the many challenges she faced in her life, she always remained optimistic, interested and involved in the world around her. As Mom wished, her remains will be interred in St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery at Lac La Nonne, Alberta. Marjorie is lovingly remembered by her children, Arlene (Jamie) Blair, Joan Zietsoff, and Wayne (Kitty) Bengtsson. Also left to cherish her memory are her six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as her brothers, Don (Nita) Currie, Gordon (Beryl) Currie; and her sister Joan Gillett. She was predeceased by her brother Jack Currie. A private family service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary AB T2N 4N2. Telephone 403-521-3433). In living memory of Marjorie Bengtsson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Provincial Park.


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Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2013