August 11, 1941- April 5, 2018
Marilyn was born August 11, 1941 to Eudore and Phyllis Gauthier in Meadow Lake, SK and was the oldest of three children. She grew up on a farm in the Bear Creek area and attended school there until Grade 8.
She met the love of her life, Willie Bobier, when she went with her father to the Bobier farm to trade horses. Marilyn and Willie were married in October, 1960. They started their married life on a farm at Rapid View, SK.
Marilyn worked very hard alongside Willie on the farm to make a better life for her family and she loved it. She accomplished many goals in her life mostly due to the fact that she was very strong willed, determined, dedicated and yes, also a little stubborn. Her greatest accomplishment was, of course, her family.
Throughout Marilyn’s life she enjoyed curling, bowling, knitting, crocheting, quilting and doing puzzles. She took pride in showing off her newest completed puzzle or quilt top. In her later years when she could not curl, she watched curling on TV. It was not odd to see her lights on at 3:00 am if there were championship games on. It was very bad timing to visit when curling was on.
Marilyn also enjoyed visiting with good friends, whether she was hosting or visiting them. Marilyn loved to talk about many subjects, but was extra passionate when politics entered the conversation.
Sundays were her church days and she loved to spend time with her church family, often not coming back home until 3:00 pm.
In December of 2014, Marilyn lost her husband of 54 years. Sadly, she passed away suddenly in her home on April 5, 2018. This is exactly the way she wanted to pass on and she was granted her wish.
One of Marilyn and Willie’s favourite pastimes was their scenic road trips where they would pack a picnic lunch and head out for a drive. Now together once again, they can continue on this journey.
Marilyn is survived by her five children: Lonnie (Michelle), Phyllis (Bruce), Catherine (Doug), Melanie (Thomas) and Mark (Rose); several grand children and great grand children. She is also survived by one brother: Ronnie; one sister-in-law: Shirley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Willie; her parents: Eudore and Phyllis Gauthier; brother: Marvin; brother-in-law: Jim; sister-in-law: Pearl; nephew: Scott; and a special Aunt: Aimee Miles.
Marilyn’s ashes will be interned beside her loving husband Willie at the Rapid View Cemetery.