Marvin Allen Emery Bisal

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BISAL, Marvin Allen Emery, C.D. LL.B. Born May 17, 1932, died peacefully at home on November 16, 2009. Predeceased by his father Jacob (1964), wife Margaret (nee McMunagle) 2002 and his mother, Hazel, October 17, 2009. He is survived by his daughters, Anne (Jason) Jones, Sara (Hazen) Bezanson and son David (Jo-lee Bertrand), grandchildren Payne & Finlay Jones, Margaret-Anne Bezanson, Owen & Evangeline Bisal; his sister in law Anne McMunagle, nephew John (Anne Clarke) McMunagle; step uncle Grant (Judie) Ireland; his step brothers and sisters, Lawrence (Linda) Sapieha, Elaine (Jerry) Stadnyk, Ken (Donna) Sapieha and Ron (Vonnie) Sapieha, as well as various cousins and extended family in Saskatchewan. Marvin was born near Rush Lake, Sask. His parents were forced to leave the family farm during the Depression and so he spent most of his youth in Saskatoon. He joined the Naval Reserve (UNDT) in 1951 while at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon graduating from Law School he articled in Vancouver and was called to the Bar in 1957. Instead of going into private practice he decided to go to sea. His early career was spent aboard various ships including the HMCS Cedarwood, HMCS Sioux and HMCS Terra Nova. During this time he met Margaret in Victoria and they would later marry in Halifax in 1962. He joined the Judge Advocate Generals Branch and during his career was posted to various bases in Canada, France, Germany and East Africa. He retired as a Commander from the Navy in Victoria, in 1982. After retirement , he joined the Veterans Affair's Department as a Pension's Advocate. He enjoyed this job immensely, particularly helping Veterans and their families. Special thanks to Dr. Maskey and to Flaminio Blanco for their support, care and understanding during this difficult time. A Memorial Service will be held at McCall Bros, Johnson and Vancouver on Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at . 569535
Published in The Times Colonist from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2009
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