1941 – 2018
Marjorie passed away at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Estevan, Sask. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the age of 77 years.
Marjorie Lois Matis was born on February 13, 1941 to Emery and Neda Matis in Estevan, Sask. She attended Berdahl School, Queen Rose School and then Outram School where she graduated in 1961. She spent her life on the family farm where she worked alongside her dad in the fields. She spent many hours preparing the ground for planting and all other stages. Haying was the job she least enjoyed!
In 1981 Marge joined the Catholic Church and Catholic Women’s League where she served two terms as secretary. She also enjoyed serving funeral lunches and other CWL functions.
In 1980 Marge met her life partner Ron Henry and they continued to live on the farm until 1999 when her health started to fail. Walking was very difficult for her. The farm was then sold and they moved to town which they both enjoyed. Upon experiencing further health issues, both Marge and Ron moved to the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, a wonderful place where they received excellent care.
Marge was predeceased by her grandparents, John and Lizzy Hausman; parents, Emery and Neda Matis and brother-in-law Earl Kretsch. She is survived by her partner Ron and sister Donna Kretsch (Roger).
The Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Sathiadas Antony. Interment will follow at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, after which a luncheon will be held in the church auditorium.
Those wishing to make donations in Marge’s memory may do so directly to the Estevan Regional Nursing Home Auxiliary, 1921 Wellock Road, Estevan, Sask., S4A 2B5.
Dustin Hall of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan is assisting Marge’s family.