GREVES, Marian Anne

November 25, 1943 – June 18, 2022

It is with great sadness and much love that we share the passing of Marian Anne Greves on June 18, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 78 years.

Marian (Hart) was born on November 25, 1943 in Souris, Manitoba, where she was the 7th of 8 children to Albert and Hannah Hart. She started her schooling in a one room schoolhouse in Huntington, carrying on to Griswold, Souris, and finally Business College in Brandon where she completed a secretarial course. In her youth she worked as a telephone operator and receptionist, where she brought joy to many with her wit and quick to laugh personality.

Marian and Gary were married in Winnipeg in 1965 and called many doorsteps home across the western provinces. It didn’t matter where they landed, Winnipeg, Brandon, Prince George, Edmonton, Calgary, Okanagan, Phoenix and Cochrane, they made many lifelong friends. Marian, with her artistic eye had a knack for making any house a home; she had a lot of practice! Gary and Marian started a family welcoming Kent in 1968 and Ritchie in 1970.  Gary kept Marian busy outside the home as well, as a bookkeeper for their family fireplace business.

Marian was a one-of-a-kind lady. Her spunk, humor and zest for life brought joy to everyone she crossed paths with. She was eager to participate in any, and all activities and spent many hours on the golf course with friends and family. Marian’s grandkids, Tanner, Maddux, Logan and Mason were her pride and joy. Fun was always guaranteed when Grandma came to visit. Known for her storytelling, she always had a humorous narrative for every occasion. She loved to draw, create and paint; she shared this love with Ritch especially. Gary and Marian also enjoyed travelling, she has travelled to 24 countries and claimed at 5’3, that her height was the only constant in her life. It is also no secret and needs to be mentioned that Marian Really Loved Molson Canadian Beer! A smile on her face and a Molson in her hand.

Marian is predeceased by parents, Albert and Hannah, brothers Vernon, Bruce, Merle and sister, Eleanor. She leaves behind to mourn her husband Gary, sons Ritchie and Kent (Candace), her grandsons Tanner, Maddux, Logan and Mason, brother Harry (Mae), sisters Pat and Muriel, brothers-in-law Bob (Michelle), Brian (Kathy) and Don, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Gary and his family are deeply appreciative of the kind and dedicated doctors, nurses and other staff too numerous to mention at the Tom Baker Cancer Center, who were vital in giving Marian more time with the people she loved.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm, at the Lions Club of Bearspaw, 25240 Nagway Road, Calgary, Alberta.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tom Baker Center in Calgary (www.owncancer.ca). Please consider donating blood as a tribute to Marian, for she passionately encouraged her family to donate, as she benefited greatly from other’s kindness.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca – 403-932-1039

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  1. On 23/06/2022 at 11:23 am Nhu Hoang Said:

    Our deepest condolences on the family’s loss. Your are in our thoughts.

  2. On 24/06/2022 at 11:16 am Margaret Edmunds Said:

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    Thinking of you. Margaret

  3. On 24/06/2022 at 12:03 pm Ritchie Twa Said:

    We have lost a wonderful person and friend of 54 years. Marian was full of fun with an infectious laugh I will never forget. She was always up for helping someone or inviting someone to make themselves at home. Our thoughts are with the Family, RIP dear friend.

  4. On 25/06/2022 at 6:41 am Alan Holt Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Marian’s passing. She was a special person and will be sorely missed. Sending you our deepest condolences.

  5. On 25/06/2022 at 3:58 pm Carla (Hart) Damm Said:

    Deepest condolences to all who knew and loved my Auntie Marian. Losing her, will leave all who have met and loved her with an emptiness that was once filled with her vibrance, laughter and love. She loved family, friends and a good visit. She was always there with a helping hand and a good story or joke. She was someone people were instantly drawn to, and someone they liked to hang on to, and call a friend. My Auntie Marian…you will be greatly missed!

  6. On 26/06/2022 at 3:11 pm Trudy and Butch dickson Said:

    Really shock to hear of Marian passing. So sad , so far away , wishing could be there. Mom Auntie Lois her sympathy to all families
    It’s so sad we think of people this time when pass away. Life is short . Life moves so fast . We will try and call you’s soon. Sincere sympathy from all Carr family . ❤️❤️

  7. On 27/06/2022 at 12:21 am Diana and Boyd McCallum Nanaimo, BC Said:

    We have so many memories of Marion and Garry and yes she always had that wonderful happy smile. We send our love and condolences to Garry and the family at this sad time. Wish we could be at the service with you> Diana and Boyd

  8. On 30/06/2022 at 12:10 pm Diane, Doug, Carson and Nathan Said:

    Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. We hope all the fun and wonderful memories with smiles will find you all some comfort.

  9. On 06/07/2022 at 5:12 pm Pat Black Said:

    My deepest condolences to all of the family for the loss of Marian. Memories are precious moments etched in time

    and tucked away in our hearts. She will always be remembered for her bubbly personality.