Marie Lamontagne, youngest of four, was born on October 31, 1939, to Robert Pryce and Clara Simons. Marie attended school at Ardine school and lived with her parents until 1955 when she moved to Glenavon where she worked as a telephone operator for two years before returning to the Ardine district for another year of school. In 1958 Marie moved to Regina where she took nurse's training. She worked as a nurse's aide at the Regina General Hospital until 1960 when she returned to the Wawota/Dumas area to marry Clarence Lamontagne. Clarence and Marie were married in Dumas, SK on October 22, 1960. Their first home was located at the Willard Jensen farm, six and a half miles east of Kennedy. In 1961, they spent six months in Whitewood while Clarence did carpentry work. They bought the old Taylor Farm, six and a half miles north of Wawota in 1962 which is where they resided until May of 2003 when they sold the farm and moved to Wawota.
Marie was the cornerstone of her family, devoting all her love and attention to her family. She was a wonderful cook (there was always room for one more at the table), an avid knitter, and always had a big garden. She was a long member of the Vandura Hospital Workers and member of the St. Francis Xavier CWL.
Marie was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Clara; brothers, Ellis and John Pryce; sister, Christina Julie; brothers-in-law, Nicholas Julie and Bertie Lamontagne; sisters-in-law, Gertie and Jean Pryce; and three nephews, Kelly Lamontagne, Barry Pryce, and Darcy Pryce.
She leaves to mourn Clarence, her husband of 58 years; three children Donna (Ron) Bessey, Lori (Ray) Ries, and Mark Lamontagne; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Prayer Vigil was held at St. Francis Xavier Church in Wawota, SK on November 19, 2018.
Funeral Mass was held at the Wawota Town Hall, Wawota, SK on November 20, 2018.
Published in Carlyle Observer from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2018.