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Mary (Marie) Rose Flegel

FLEGEL, Mary (Marie) Rose - Was born at her family farm at Punnichy, SK. She grew up there with her parents Joseph and Teresa Ollinger and her 13 siblings. Marie attended Arbury School until grade 8 when she had to quit to help work on the farm. After leaving school, she also did some babysitting, then while working as a store clerk in Quinton she met the love of her life Michael (Larry) Flegel. Marie was working as a telephone operator and Larry worked in a garage and as a bartender. They were married August 6, 1947. In 1948 they moved to a farm at Ridgedale to work, and later operated the hotel. Marie had many jobs over the years. She took in boarders, painted houses, did homecare, and planted trees. In 1967 they bought a farm at Garrick and farmed until 1975 when Larry suffered a stroke. They then moved into Garrick and years later settled in Nipawin. Marie always loved to curl, was an avid reader and had several pen pals. She loved to cook, listen to music, sing and play her guitar. She also became a legion member and recently received her 5-year pin of which she was very proud. She was also a big supporter of the Wounded Warriors. Marie's life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a generous, vibrant soul that literally lit up the room when she entered. She was a woman who gave love, comfort and caring to everyone in her life. Her actions and the incredible example she showed her family are behaviors that should be emulated by us all. We will all miss her with all our hearts and will cherish the times we spent together, and the stories she would tell. Marie was predeceased by her husband Larry and her son Wayne. She leaves to mourn, her son Gerald (Joyce), their daughter Angie (Keith) Tatlow, Taylor and Tristan, their son Jason (Renee) Nicholas and Mitchell. Her daughter Judy (Barry) Black, their daughter Amy (Ryan) Edwards, Mathew, Ava and Ellie and their daughter Jennifer (Gary) Bulmer. Her son Robert (Shelly) and his daughter Brianna. A private family service was held for Marie Flegel. Condolences to the family may be expressed by email at or online at Arrangements for the late Marie Flegel have been entrusted to HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME in Nipawin, SK.13041220
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Posted by Sharon (Friend) On Thursday, April 7, 2016
I was a playmate of Judy when the Flegel's operated the Ridgedale Hotel. I remember Marie as a kind, gentle person. My condolences to everyone.
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Posted by Michael kukurudza (Childhood friend) On Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Dear jerry and Judy and families

It us with sadness that I heard of the passing of your wonderful mother. I have such pleasant memories of our childhood in ridge dale while playing and visiting at your home

It has been years since I visited with your mother in nipawin

I hope all is well with your families and will try to visit next time I travel that way

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Your friend

Michael Kukurudza

Im sorry for your loss
Posted by Elviette McLean zerebeski (family friend) On Saturday, April 2, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. She was a great friend for many years to my mother Della. I have memories of them together at Ridgedale and Nipawin

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