It is with great sadness the family of Marie Haver announce her passing on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Marie was born Aug. 31, 1923 in Duck Lake, Sask. to Ivan and Sarah Brandrick. The family moved to Rainy River District in 1928.
She attended school first in Burriss, Ont. and then nurses’ college in Calgary, Alta. Upon graduation, she worked in Cardston, Alta. and Inuvik, N.W.T. She retired and returned to Burriss in 1971.
She was united in marriage to Arnold Edward Haver on June 23, 1973.
Marie and Arnold travelled extensively following their marriage and truly enjoyed their time together. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, snowshoeing in the winter when she was able, photography, and wildlife (especially her “birds”).
Marie also was very community-oriented, whether it was having tea with the ladies, keeping her journal, or just visiting with friends and family. She always looked forward to those times.
She regretted having to miss the La Vallee centennial, especially the parade.
Marie leaves behind her husband, Arnold; brothers, Eric Brandrick of Burriss, Ont., Henry Brandrick and wife, Sylvia, of Atikokan, Ont., and Ken Brandrick of Burriss, Ont.; brothers-in-law, Leonard Haver and Ronald Haver, both of Crozier, Ont., and Edward Haver and wife, Erna, of Little Pine Lake, Ont.; sisters-in-law, Nelly Jerry of Fort Frances, Ont. and Irene Hill-Haver of Crozier, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ivan and Sarah Brandrick; brother, Pat (Bernard) Brandrick; sisters-in-law, Hazel, Lorna, Shirley, and Bonnie Brandrick, and Alma and Elvera Haver; and brothers-in-law, Norman Haver and Harley Jerry.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Friends may visit prior to the service.
Fr. Wayne McIntosh will officiate, with interment in the Burriss Cemetery in the Township of La Vallee, Ont.
The pallbearers will be her nephews, Rick Brandrick, Rob Brandrick, Jesse Brandrick, Albert Haver, Don Manty, Dwayne Sletmoen, and Dane Lowey.
The honourary pallbearers will be all of Marie’s family and friends.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Foundation of the Amethyst House.