Marie Laurie

A photo of Marie Laurie


A gathering of family and friends will take place at
the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Saturday
beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Marie Joyce Laurie, a resident of Blenheim passed away Wednesday, February 13th with family by her side at the Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown, in her 91st year.

Marie was born June 26, 1927, the youngest daughter of Fred and Florence Slocombe of Blenheim. She was the beloved wife of Gordon for 59 years before his death in 2010.

Marie was the loving mother of Paul of Shrewsbury, Peter and Chrissie of Erie Beach, and the late Joyce Laurie (deceased 2008).

Survived by brother-in-law Jim Laurie (Joanne) of St. Thomas, sister-in-law Shirley Dawson of Edmonton. Predeceased by sister Olive Jean Cameron and her husband Gerald, brother Charlie Slocombe, brother Jim and Anne Slocombe, brother-in-law George and Norma Laurie of Chatham.

Marie was gramma to Spencer Laurie of Calgary, Arden Laurie of Blenheim and Curtis Lewis of Barrie.

Special aunt to Pat and Jim Bennett (Brandon and Sarah), Liz and Murray Butler (Stephanie and Carrie), Jen and Michael Bush. Predeceased by nephews Mike Laurie, Wayne Stoehr, Byron Stoehr, Jeff Laurie and niece Linda Laurie. Also survived by nieces and nephews, George, Julie, Cindy, Kevin, Karen and Janice (nee Laurie) all of Chatham and David Dawson, Lori Dawson and Mike Dawson.

Marie started working at the Blenheim News Tribune in 1941 where she met her future husband Gordon. They worked side by side until her retirement decades later. Marie was a long time member of the Golden Acres Curling Club, was a member and director of the former Blenheim Community Golf Club and was a member of the Blenheim ladies golf league for many years. She was a multiple champion for Women’s Golf in the Ontario Newspaper Association. She was a member of the Blenheim Branch 185 Legion Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed being a Brownie Leader in her younger years. Marie loved travelling the warmer climates and cruising the clear blue waters of the Caribbean.

A private family service will be held on Saturday at 2 pm at Evergreen Cemetery. Family invite friends for a time of celebration and reminiscing at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home at 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Marie’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Lung Association, Golden Acres Curling Club Roof Fund or the Golden Acres Curling Club Junior Curling program.

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Paul, Pete & Chrissie and family: So very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. She was a special lady, and we know all of you will miss her dearly. May the beautiful memories you shared with her, help to ease your pain at this difficult time . Sincerely, Sherry & Pete Burri

To Marie's Family: Marie was a lovely lady. We are thinking of you with prayers, sympathy and caring.

To all the Laurie family, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Scoop, Chrissy and family we send our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Andrew & Tracey Lawrence

Pete, Chrissie & family, we are very sorry for your loss.

Paul, Peter, Liz, Pat and families, Condolences to you and your families in the loss of your mom/aunt. Treasure all the good memories of Marie. The Slocombe family were good friends of the Fenton family growing up in Blenheim. Hugs, Laurie, Lezlie, Linda and Paul Fenton

Our deepest condolences to Marie's family. She was a wonderful woman and we are so thankful we had the chance to be there for her and meet her.

Peter, Chrissie & Family, Sincere condolences to the Laurie family. I have many good memories of Marie in my curling and golfing days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Marie. Sincerely Linda & Peter

Pete, Chrissie and family so sorry for your loss you all are in my thoughts and prayers

Paul, Pete, and Chrissy, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Although I hadn’t seen Marie in many years, I do have fond memories from when we were all just kids. I’ll remember her quick wit the most, and how she and your dad were always such welcoming people. My sincere condolences.

So sorry for your loss!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 for you and your family.

Pete, Chris & Family, we are so very sorry for your loss and send our love to all of you. We hope that treasured memories of your mom will help you through this difficult time.

Peter Sorry to hear your mom has passed. You werr lucky to have her so long. My condolences to the entire family. Glenn Wright Düsseldorf Germany

Our thoughts and prayers are sent to the entire family. She was one wonderful lady. May she Rest in Peace.

So sorry to hear about Marie. Sincere Sympathy to all. Melanie George Nic and Braydon McTavish

I wish to offer my sincere condolences. Marie was a "sweetheart" and will be greatly missed. I will always have very fond memories, from both the Curling Club and the Golf Club. Bill

Pete, Christie and family. We are so sorry to read of Marie’s passing. She was a great lady and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Eli and Dave

To the Laurie Family Thinking of you on the passing of "Mom" with a smile lights up a room

Peter, Paul and family, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, Marie. May she "Rest in Peace"

Pete, Chrissie and family , our condolences on the news of your mothers passing. May your fond memories , family and friends help you while you grieve this great loss.

So sorry for your loss of your mother. May your memories help you through this difficult time

Condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss .

We would like to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.

We are so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. She loved her children, When she would speak about each one there was always a twinkle in her eye. She was a vibrant lady who has left her mark in this world. RIP Marie.

Paul and Pete We are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing! I remember you Mom as being a kind, caring person who always had a gentle smile on her face! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Paul, Scoop, Chris, Spencer & Arden, We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. Hoping your memories of a wonderful mother/grandmother will help you through this difficult time . Love, Jane, Barney & Dylan

Paul, Peter, Chrissie and family, I am so sorry to hear about her passing. She was a super sweet woman to everyone and had a quick wit and a great laugh. I have fond memories of being around her at extended family gatherings with the Laurie and Holdaway families growing up. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs to all of you, Dawn

Please accept our most sincere sympathies on Marie's passing. May you find comfort in your many memories. Myra (Foulis) & Don Pettit and Shayna Taylor

so sorry for your passing of your mom and grandma the Robinson family

Paul, Scoop and family...I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Prayers to you at this timr. God Bless.

Paul and family, sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a fine lady.

Beautiful memories for you all to cherish, of a very Community active lady. May you find comfort in these remembrances. Thinking of you all. Ted and Brenda.

Our deepest sympathy on your mom''s passing. You have lost a mother and God has added another angel to heaven.