POWLESLAND, Charlotte "Marion"
May 9, 1922 - May 5, 2013
Marion passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary on Sunday, May 5, 2013. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Larry (Jim Russell) and Donna (Ian) Airth; four grandchildren Leanne (Martin) Guenther, Howard (Jolene) Airth, Brett (Cara) Powlesland and Clayton Airth, ten great-grandchildren and by sisters-in-law, Grace Widgill, Alma and Pat Clayton. She was predeceased by her husband Bert and her father and mother, Jack and Muriel Clayton, sisters Gwen, Florence and Nellie, and brothers Lorne, Bert, Ed, Earl, Roy, Dick, Bruce and Joe. Marion was raised on the family farm west of Airdrie and attended school at McPherson Coulee, Airdrie High School and Olds School of Agriculture. While at Olds she met Bert and they were married in 1945. Together they raised Hereford cattle for over 40 years. Marion was an outstanding home maker and gardener. She served many organizations: WestBrook 4H Beef Club, Alberta Junior Hereford Association, Weedon Pioneer Community Assoc. and Lochend Ladies Club. Marion and Bert were inducted into the Alberta Hereford Assoc. Honour Roll, Canadian Hereford Association Breeders of Distinction, Olds College Alumni Hall of Fame. Marion was a lifetime member of the Cochrane Lioness Club and was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship award. Last fall Marion was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. Marion was instrumental in starting the WestBrook School Fair 57 years ago and recently judged at the fair. Marion and Bert loved to travel and enjoyed travelling in their motorhome and fishing. A celebration of Marion's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marion's memory may be made directly to: Olds College Alumni Association, Room 721, LRC Bldg., 4500 - 50 Street, Olds, AB. T4H 1R6, or Stockmen's Memorial Foundation, Box 459, Cochrane, AB. T4C 1A7. Arrangements in care of COCHRANE COUNTRY FUNERAL HOME, Cochrane. Telephone: 403-932-1039. Condolences may be forwarded through www.cochranecountryfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Calgary Herald from May 7 to May 8, 2013