Date of Birth: November 16, 1947

Vigar, MarionIt is with gentle relief and profound sadness that we wish to announce the passing of Marion Olive Vigar after a courageous but valiant battle with ALS.

Marion was born in Whitewood, SK on November 16, 1947 to Donald and Mabel McDonald. There she met and married the love of her life Dale Vigar, May 30, 1964. From there they started their life adventure having a son, James Darcy in Whitewood, then moved to Moose Jaw, SK, where their daughter Tammy Lee was born, and then to Drumheller, AB, where they lived for 24 years before moving to Innisfail, then retired back home to Whitewood in 2006. Marion’s happiest moments were spent with her feet in the sand on the beach in Mazatl†n, MX for the past 25 winters and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marion was predeceased by her father Donald in 1979, mother Mabel in 1980, brother Bobby in 2004, brother-in-law Jim Paice in 2005 and a nephew Michael Gaucher in 2012.

Marion leaves to mourn her loving husband of 50 years Dale; one son Jim (Donna) of Drumheller, AB, daughter Tammy (Harry) Malansky of Whitewood, SK; four grandchildren Tony (Jay) Malansky of Moosomin, SK, Justin Vigar Lethbridge, AB, Nicole Malansky (Dustin) of Whitewood, SK and Jordyn Vigar (Braden) of Drumheller, AB; three great-grandchildren Kolby, Mayson, and Sawyer. Marion also leaves behind two sisters, Donna Paice and Joan (Keith) Roe, and numerous nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank Whitewood nursing home staff for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Marion during her battle with ALS; your kindness will never be forgotten. If you so desire, donations can be made to the ALS Society or the Whitewood Community Health Centre.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Whitewood, SK with the Rev. John Houtman officiating.  The eulogy was delivered by Marion’s son, Jim Vigar, and tributes were presented by her granddaughter Nicole Malansky.  The organist, Bonnie Velestuk, and the choir led in the hymns “How Great Thou Art”, “Rock of Ages” and “Amazing Grace”.  As a final tribute, the song “In the Arms of an Angel” was played as the recessional.  Staff members of the Whitewood Community Health Centre were honorary pallbearers. Interment followed in the Whitewood Cemetery with Jim Vigar acting as the urn bearer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Whitewood, SK.

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