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Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Marjorie Davis on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 8:45 p.m. surrounded by her family, at the Grace Hospice, Winnipeg. Marjorie passed away at the age of 79.
Marjorie, beloved wife of the late Reyn Davis, is survived by her son Dustin Davis (Jackie and Kane) and daughter Shannon Davis (Shanelle). Also, grieving her loss are her sisters Bernice Carlson, Belle Dosdoll, Fern Hamilton, Leonna Meckley and Deanna Taylor. In addition, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as her friend Marilyn Taylor (who often she referred to as "another sister"). Marjorie had many lifelong friendships and treasured her friends.
Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Reyn Davis; brother Jack Taylor; and sisters, Margaret Taylor and Eleanor Rutherford; brothers-in-law Wes Bowler, Art Davis and Andy Rutherford; sisters-in-law Judy Davis and Joan Taylor; mother Blanche Taylor and father Ted Taylor; and her parents-in-law, Ruth and Roy Davis.
Marjorie's early life began on a farm in the St. Hubert District, Saskatchewan. It was here she learned a strong work ethic, life skills and about everlasting family bonds. Marjorie grew to be a generous, capable, loyal, caring woman exhibiting shrewd wisdom throughout her life. School in a rural setting meant that she and her older brother Jack would team a wagon of horses to get to school. Marjorie completed grades 9 and 10 by correspondence and when they moved to Whitewood Saskatchewan, she completed her grades 11 and 12.
Following graduation she took a year off and waitressed before enrolling at the Grey Nuns School of Nursing in Regina, Saskatchewan. It was in Regina where she met the love of her life, Reyn Davis.
Marjorie's nursing career spread across three provinces Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Manitoba. In Manitoba, she worked in three different hospitals Misericordia, Deer Lodge and The Grace Hospital until she took a leave from nursing in 2001 to care for her ailing husband.
Over the years Marjorie's many skills and interests kept her active in the community. She curled at the Assiniboine Curling Club in the winter and golfed at Breezy Bend Country Club and Bridges Golf Course with her friend Cookie Essery. Marjorie also taxied her children and grandchildren to their events and was always their biggest cheerleader and sometimes coach!
Marjorie was amazing in the kitchen. People constantly raved about her cinnamon buns! She was skilled on a sewing machine as well, and that benefitted many around her. Marjorie's last sewing projects were winter capes and she dressed her sisters, friends, daughter and local craft show customers in her gorgeous capes. For years, Marjorie also sold Mary Kay cosmetics to her "Mary Kay" friends. She had an eye for beauty and presented herself with elegance and grace always.
Marjorie is also known for her love of Caesar cocktails! She and her husband Reyn barely missed a day to drink one before dinner. She even enjoyed the odd one at the Grace Hospice!
In 2001 Marjorie became a grandmother and again in 2010. Her love and devotion to both her grandchildren - Shanelle and Kane was evident. She treated both grandchildren and families to trips to Florida and Disney World. Shanelle and Marjorie often travelled together whether to Saskatchewan or Alberta or Ontario. They even got matching heart tattoos in one trip to Alberta. Kane and Marjorie spent many Wednesday afternoons together baking, playing scrabble and hanging out. Marjorie always had time for her grandchildren and loved spending time with them and their friends!
Our family would like to thank Dr. Scott and Dr. Rumboldt for their advice and care. We also would like to thank the doctors and nurses at CancerCare. A special thanks to the health care aids, nurses and staff at Riverview Health Centre and the Grace Hospice. We will always be grateful for Salina at Riverview.
Dustin and Shannon would like to thank Assiniboia Downs for their support and compassion during this past year of Marjorie's illness.
A celebration of her life is planned for 11:30 a.m. on April 29, 2023 at Assiniboia Downs. In the meantime, Marjorie's's family kindly requests that her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by visiting her tribute page at EthicalDeathCare.com. A photo-biography, as well as memories and stories published by those who knew her are available there.
Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society of Canada.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 03, 2022
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Sincere condolences to Shannon, Dustin and family. We have many fond memories from the track with Roses and Guns. - Posted by: Donna & Wayne Elias (Friend) on: Dec 10, 2022
I met Marje in 1979 when she became a consultant in my Mary Kay sales unit. She was one of my first ladies to join and remained with the company till last year. She was the most positive and dependable sales person we had. Her commitment was remarkable. Marje and I stayed friends all these years, doing regular lunch outings and sharing MK products with others. We travelled together to Florida and had a wonderful and fun time a few years ago. She was so easy to get along with. I miss her already. - Posted by: Dorothy Knowles (Friend) on: Dec 06, 2022
I am sorry to learn of Marj’s passing. I worked with her at Deer Lodge in the 70’s and also played a few rounds of golf. She was a wonderful nurse and I learned a lot about golf from her too. My condolence to all of her family. - Posted by: Edith Stephenson (Nurse co-worker) on: Dec 04, 2022
I had many long chats with Marj after Reyn became ill, Having been raised in Reyn's home town, and both being nurses, we had much in common and I enjoyed those chats and times of sharing. - Posted by: pat (Meili) Psooy (Friend from the past) on: Dec 03, 2022
I first met Marg in 1971 when she was a nurse at Misericordia Hospital and I was a candy stripper. She knew I was interested in going into nursing. She would share alot of information and interesting cases, procedures etc. I met her through the years on and off. She became a friend of my sister in law (from working at the Grace) and we always enjoyed catching up. I did graduate as a nurse from the Grace Hospital in 1982 and just retired in 2018. Marge wore false eyelashes back in the 1970's and that fashion has come back again. She was an amazing person and I want to offer my condolences to her family. Rest in Peace my friend. - Posted by: Dorothy Wiens (friend) on: Dec 03, 2022
Marj will always be remember with a lot of happy times and a lot of love.Being the oldest girl in the family I’m sure she did a lot of care for me as well and I the youngest.I see many pictures she is holding me or sitting with her when it was picture taking time..Threw out my life I spent a lot of time at Marj’s and Reyns.Even rented from time to time when living in Winnipeg. I shall always remember her with so much goodness from her and many happy gatherings when the siblings and families got together.Until we meet again I will remember you with many good memories. I also would like to express my condolence to all Marj’s family and many friends. - Posted by: Deanna Taylor (Sister) on: Dec 03, 2022
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