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

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Published in The Times Colonist from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2009.
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November 27, 2009
The Bisal Family January 1 1947
Dear Sara, Anne, David and family,

I am writing on behalf of my sister, Agnes Rimmer and me Ross Doherty.
We are cousins of Marvin, and knew him when we were going to high school in Saskatoon. We did not see very much of each other, as our lives took us in different directions.

Our time was the late 1940's in Saskatoon. Our parents Stewart and Mabel Doherty and family moved to Saskatoon in 1945 and 46. We were welcomed and suppoted by Jake and Hazel and Marvin. Our parents were together most weekends, especially Dad and Jake. Then the children left Saskatoon, Agnes moved to B.C. with her husband and children, Ross joined the air force.

I am enclosing a photo of Marvin, Jake and Hazel, taken on January 1, 1947. The photographer was Les Doherty, our brother, who was a photographer for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix at the time.

We would our condolences and our prayers to you and your children.

Agnes and Ross
Ross Doherty
November 26, 2009

I am truly sorry to hear the news of your father's passing.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.
Stay positive and savour the happy memories.
Sincerely yours,
Jamie Armitage
November 23, 2009
To the Bisal Family,

There is nothing clever I can say at this time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Love Margaret Blair.
November 23, 2009
The Bisal Family,

There is nothing clever I can say at this time.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

If there is anything at all I can do, just let me know.

Love from,

Margaret Blair.
November 22, 2009
To Sara, Anne, David and family
I am sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Jo-Anne Cashman
November 21, 2009
Sara, Anne,David and family. It's Karen, Nancy and Glen. Just wanted to let you know that we share your sorrow. Take care brigther days are ahead. Thinking of you in this time of darkness. May happy memories replace the sadness in your heart. Hugs!!!
November 21, 2009
The Bisal Family
Please except our condolences.
Jim&Marlene O'Hanley
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