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Born on July 16, 1936 in Holmfield, MB. Maryvn was predeceased by mother Kate and brother Barry. He is survived by sister Joanne and brother Gerald (Lorraine).
Marvyn had a wide circle of friends including his two best friends (Jim and Gerry) who shared monthly Rae & Jerry's dinners. Many a passersby on River Avenue commented on his impressive first floor flower display. He had wintered in Melaque, Mexico at a small resort and many of the other snowbirds kept in touch with Marvyn - aka the Mayor. He worked in the floral business culminating with he and partner Bob, buying Birchwood Florists. After selling the business, they retired to Killarney, MB and a beautiful waterfront home where they renewed old acquaintances and built new ones.
Marvyn moved back to Winnipeg and his River Avenue apartment following Bob's death.
Marvyn had terminal cancer and chose Medically Assisted Dying. He was surrounded by friends and family and passed away at his apartment on River Avenue. The MAID Team was respectful, good communicators and professional in all aspects of this process. Marvyn remained positive on his choice and passed away serenely and confident in his choice. He did it 'His Way!'
Marvyn had high praise to his St. Boniface Hospital doctors and nurses and thanks go out to the many paramedics, ER and other healthcare professionals who treated Marvyn on his six ambulance trips to the ER as well as to his many friends who drove him to his medical appointments.
In lieu of flowers (ironically), be kind to someone, they could become your friend!
A service will be held in late spring in Killarney. Details to follow.
Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 24, 2022
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
I feel privileged to have known Marvyn, having met him in Melaque several years ago. He was a wonderful friend and was great company for the too short time I was fortunate enough to spend with him. He will be missed. - Posted by: Dale Halliday (friend) on: Nov 01, 2022
Missing you & all 'phone calls. Love you and rest in peace. Much love - Posted by: Joanne Cairns (sister) on: Oct 05, 2022
We bought many flowers from Marvyn, and had some great conversations when we would meet. - Posted by: Dave & Elaine (Friends ) on: Sep 24, 2022
I'm truly sorry to hear about Marvyn passing away. He was a pivotal person in my life; having known him since I was born. My Uncle Bob and Marvyn were at every holiday, family suppers to Rae & Jerry's or to Marigold's for Chinese food, going to the lake or beach and just being there supporting my mother. There were many laughs and drinks (martinis in particular) and of course, Marvyn did all my flowers for my wedding at his home in Killarney 21 years ago. Marvyn became distance from myself and our family after Uncle Bob died. I truly think it was because it hurt too much to remember all the good times with our family. Marvyn and Uncle Bob were soulmates and meant to live their lives together and I'm so glad they had 38 years of happiness. He will be missed and now Uncle Bob, Marvyn, and my mother Lois can all chit chat and drink double martinis in crystal goblets once again. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Laura Schlosser (Family Friend) on: Sep 24, 2022
I looked forward to seeing Marvyn at El Hotel Bahia, in Melaque, Mexico on our yearly trips to spend some time in the sun during the winter cold. Marvyn’s friendship was genuine and unconditional and we all missed his presence at Happy Hour on the roof, last winter. I’m sure many toasts will be made in his honour next year! 💕🦋 - Posted by: Patrick Cox (Friend) on: Sep 24, 2022
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