Marian Ada Waugh (Forde), beloved wife of the late Gordon H. Waugh, passed away at Raymond, AB on Tuesday March 12, 2019 at the age of 93 years
Marian is a loving mother to daughter Nancy (David) McCance of Claresholm; In her words, “she loved her beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren”, Rebecca Ann (Randal) Cooper: Emily, Carson, Addie & Alivia; Benjamin David (Meagan): Hailey, Paige, Cait and Nora; Christopher Gordon (Lauren): Jaxson, Millie, Lexie & Asher; Ashley (Caleb) McGale: Breelyn, Ryker and 1month old Grady; she is also survived by Gordon’s sister Gwyneth Lees and sister-in-law Elizabeth Forde (Athol) of Ontario.
She was predeceased by her parents: Thomas Murray Forde and Marian Ada Ann Forde (Pammenter); sister, Lillian Stearns; brothers: Cyril (Sadie), Ronald (Myrtle), Douglas, and Thomas Athol Forde; Gordon’s sister, Kay (Art) Rowden.
Marian was born in Highland Creek, Ontario, in the family home, the youngest of 6 children. Her father passed away suddenly when she was only 8 years old. In 1947 she married her childhood sweetheart, Gordon Henry Waugh who was a police sergeant in Toronto for 35 years. They built their own home in Highland Creek together.
They adopted their only daughter, Nancy, at 5 months old in 1959. They loved to travel, Canada’s east and west coasts, Florida, Mexico, Salt Lake City, Banff, Jasper and California were just a few of their many road trips. They also loved camping, especially in Algonquin Park, ON. Marian worked for years at Hackney Drug Store in Highland Creek and later at the CIBC bank in downtown Toronto.
They moved to Raymond, AB in 1980 when Gord retired from the police force. She kept in touch with her family in Ontario and they grew to love their new prairie and mountain home, especially “Old Chief” and Waterton Park. She was an excellent cook, grew a garden and preserved its bounty. She was a giving and active person volunteering in many roles in the community. She was an impeccable housekeeper and took great pride in her home and yard.
Marian was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in every organization of the church and enjoyed doing genealogical research. She also loved wild birds and animals, especially her cat, Fluffy, her companion for the past few years.
She lost her husband of 66 years five years ago and most of her sight to macular degeneration. In spite of numerous health challenges, she determined to remain in her home, which she did until 5 weeks before her death, evidence of her strength and will to the end.
“Go Rest High on that Mountain”
Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10:00 to 10:45 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, the Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will follow the service in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
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