Muriel Bernice Combs Aug 12,1924 - Nov 24,2012 Friends and family are deeply saddened by Muriel's passing. Muriel was predeceased by her fiancé Fred Soltys; parents Ira and Greta Combs; her brother Garth, long time friend, Dorothy Young; godson, Rhyon Caldwell. Muriel is survived by her sister-in-law, Jill Combs and family Joanne (Murray Sheppard, Darcy, and Greg), Keith (Jason), and Brian(Dayna). Muriel will be deeply missed by her goddaughter, Shannan Laing, Alana, Patti(Michael&Jaymie); by her cousins MaryAnn,Barry,Lee(Liz), Sheila and Dwayne,Laurel (Eric);and by her many cherished friends. Muriel graduated from Cornell College of Commerce in Regina and began her career at MS Colquhoun in Deloraine,MB. She worked in Winnipeg at Revenue Canada; Miller, MacDonald and Co; Mannix Construction; and Mannix in Vancouver before starting her own business, Muriel B. Combs Public Stenographers in 1957 in Vancouver until 1973. Muriel then returned to work for Mannix Construction in Mica Creek, where she met, and then tragically lost, her beloved Fred. Muriel later ran LeoGo Secretarial Services before returning to Vancouver to work for Health and Welfare until retiring in 1989. In 1962, Muriel bought her cottage, the "Chatterbox", and in 2004, built "The Owl's Nest". She enjoyed travelling and had a wonderful social life with friends in Vancouver and Gibsons. She was active member of the Legion and Gibson's Senior Society. Muriel was devoted to her friends and family and provided love and support to all she knew throughout her life (a.k.a. Auntie Moo, Mooney, Miss Muriel, and Auntie Muriel). A private Interment will be held in Deloraine. A Celebration of Life Tea will be held in Gibsons in the new year. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 7, 2012