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img_1156884757_15243_1210102444_mod_218_266.jpgMuriel Anne Imrie

With great sorrow, we announce the passing of  Muriel Anne Imrie, aged 75 years, at the Boyne Lodge in Carman Manitoba on May 1, 2008. Muriel was predeceased by her loving husband of 38 years, David Imrie, in 1994. She was also predeceased by her parents Sara and Ralph Haight of Floral Saskatchewan.

 Mom and her twin brother, Murray Haight, were born on November 27th, 1932 in Hawarden Saskatchewan. They were the second of three sets of twins born to Ralph and Sara. Mom, along with her five sisters and two brothers, were very active in the 4-H organization in their early years at home on the family farm.  They were very proud of the contributions they made to that organization and of the recognition the family received, including a feature article of the family and the farm in a 1954 edition of McLeans magazine.

Mom worked at various occupations over the years, retiring from her position as Secretary-Treasurer of the Manitoba Sugar Beet Association in the mid nineties. She geatly enjoyed her work there and as she had in all aspects of her life, she made many lasting friends at every occupation she chose.

Over the years Mom and Dad were very involved with the Sturgeon Creek United Church in Winnipeg.  The Church was a very important part of their life. Mom was also actively involved with the RCMP Ladies Veteran’s Association.

Left to mourn her passing are her daughter Nancy Dorion (Armand) and grandsons Christopher and Steven, son Ian (Heather) and grandchildren Allison, Lindsey and David.

Mom maintained a very close relationship with her siblings and their families. She is also survived by her brothers Murray (Marge) and Alan (Marie) Haight of Floral Saskatchewan, and her sisters Jean (Gavin) Hamilton of Kelowna BC, Joyce (Bob) Brack of Saskatoon Saskatchewan , Ruth Lauscher of Nanaima BC, Gail (Don) Guidinger of Eatonia Saskatchewan and Anne (Ken) Thompson of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a wealth of treasured friends.

Mom was a gourmet cook and she and Dad took great pleasure in hosting many dinners for not only family, but for the many wonderful friends they were blessed with. You could always count on many stories from both past and present with healthy sprinklings of hearty laughter. Those times will be treasured and are sorely missed.

Our entire family would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the caring and compassionate staff of the Boyne Lodge in Carman.  We have always been extremely comforted to know how truly happy Mom was while she lived there, and we couldn’t have asked for better care or more genuine concern for her welfare and happiness. 

We also wish to thank Doyle’s Funeral Home of Carman, in care of arrangements, for their kind and compassionate manner at this time of sorrow in our family. 

Funeral services will be held for Muriel on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Chapel at RCMP Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan. Internment to follow at the RCMP Cemetery at Depot Division, after which a reception at the Officer’s Mess will take place.

 In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations in Muriel’s memory would be gratefully accepted by the Boyne Lodge Wheelchair Fund, at the Boyne Lodge 120 4th Ave S.W. Carman, Manitoba  R0G 0J0

The Rose Still Grows Beyond The Wall

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,

Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,

Watered and fed by morning dew,

Shedding it’s sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,

Slowly rising to loftier height,

It came to a crevice in the wall,

Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength,

With never a thought of fear or pride,

It followed the light through the crevice’s length

And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view

Were found the same as they were before;

And it lost itself in beauties new,

Breathing it’s fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,

And make our courage faint or fail?

Nay! Let us faith and hope receive:

Rhe rose still grows beyond the wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide,

Just as it did in days of yore,

Just as it did on the other side,

Just as it will for evermore.

A. L. Frink