A Private Family Interment will take place
in Hamilton at a later date.
Mrs. Marion Trube was born, raised and educated, along with 5 sisters and 1 brother, in Hamilton, Ontario. During the early years there wasn’t a great deal of support and guidance for a specific degree, however, Marion still managed to complete a three-year Practical Arts Degree from Hamilton Tech. Being the eldest daughter, she also took it upon herself to teach her younger siblings how to read, write and do crafts.
During the depression era, when finding work was a true challenge, she found employment for 2 – 3 years as a waitress at McMaster University and lived on campus. Her salary was $25.00 per month which included her room and board. In those days, Marion had to wash all her own uniforms, starch and iron them – not an easy deal after working long hours but appreciative nonetheless of the fact she was employed.
During war time, Marion met her British born husband Anthony Hugh Winfield at the Hostess Club in the YWCA in Hamilton. After his posting in Hamilton, he was sent to India until the end of the war. At that juncture, his desire was to return to Marion in Hamilton, however this was not permitted. So, in 1947, she flew to Glasgow, took the train to Sheffield and lived with her future husband and his mother until they married in 1948. In 1950 they were finally able to return to Canada where they had a beautiful son and daughter. Tim Winfield is a registered massage therapist and Wanda Winfield, a United Church Minister. 1 grandchild and 2 great grandchildren were the joy of her life.
In 1993, Marion moved to Christie Gardens in Toronto after the death of her second husband, Alex Trube. She loved to read, collect miniature dolls, listen to a variety of music, sing in the choir, and volunteered her time at Christie Gardens. She requested that this poem be included in her remembrance.
“Among the stellar world, I know,
I was a speck, but even so,
Though tiny my potential,
I must have been essential,
My part in life was soon run through,
Still life without me couldn’t do”
(From Kaisyn Kuley – Grass and Stone Selected poems 1965)
Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, the Anglican Primate’s World Relief Fund pwrdf.org , or the charity of your choice. There will be no Funeral Home visitation or service. A private family interment will take place at a later date in Hamilton.