Marie Margaret McPherson (nee Storey), 63, of Ignace, Ont., formerly of Couchiching First Nation, peacefully made her journey to join our Lord on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 at McKellar Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
She was born Sept. 12, 1939 in Beren’s River, Man. but she moved to the Fort Frances, Ont. area at a very young age.
There she met her loving soul mate, Archie McPherson, and was united in marriage Jan. 12, 1960. In 1974, she moved with her family to Ignace, where she spent her remaining years.
Marie was predeceased by her parents, Isaac and Rebecca Storey.
She leaves to mourn her husband, Archie of Ignace; daughter, Shermalynn and her partner, Bruce Riggs, of Edmonton, Alta; and son, Russell and wife, Jane, of Sooke, B.C.
She also leaves three grandchildren, Jessica and husband, John Stieh, and Nathan McPherson of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Katie McPherson of Sooke, B.C.
Marie also is survived by two great-grandchildren, Isaac and Amy Stieh; sisters, Alma Wiljala and Julie Bysewski, all of Thunder Bay, Ont.; sisters-in-law Patricia McPherson, Phyllis Jameus, and Edna Lockhart of Fort Frances, Ont.; brothers-in-law, Earl McPherson of Fort McMurray, Alta., and Dennis McPherson of Thunder Bay, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 at noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Couchiching First Nation.
Interment of remains will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awake in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there I did not die.