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.