Marie Elsie Ridgway (nee Nelson)

March 12, 1920 – October 15, 2018
Marie passed away peacefully at the Campbell River Hospital on October 15th, 2018. She is now happily resting in the arms of Jesus. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius (Kelly) and Christina (Cunningham), husband, Walter, brothers Edward, Lloyd, Raymond, Roy (Sid), Earl and sisters Helen, Laura, Rose and Gertrude who passed away at 6mths. Marie was the last surviving sibling.

Marie was born in a house in Waitville Saskatchewan. She grew up experiencing the rugged farm life in Saskatchewan. Her father Kelly moved to Saskatchewan from Iowa, after his parents emigrated from Norway. Her mother Christina was born to Metis parents who lived in the Red River Settlement.

Marie is survived by her sons Ken (Darlene), John (Bernice) and daughters Melody (Doug), Ann (Norman) and daughter-in-law Judy. She was predeceased by her children Phyllis, Kim and Dawn.

Marie loved the Lord with an unwavering passion and was looking forward to going to her heavenly home.

She will be sorely missed by all her many friends and family including grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family thanks Dr. Arnold, Dr. Ness, CR Hospital and Home Support staff. We could not have done it all without you.

A celebration of life will be held October 27th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Discovery Community Church, 250-10th Avenue (old Galaxy Theatre) Campbell River,


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