Marilyn Jean

Date de décès:
dimanche 11 mars 2018

The Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Marilyn Jean Wedlake On Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her home on Rupertsland Avenue, Marilyn slipped peacefully into the presence of her Lord, whom she loved and served with all her heart. Marilyn was born in Winnipeg, November 3, 1944 and attended West Kildonan Collegiate. She worked first as a secretary and then, as a paralegal for Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson. Later, she worked for the law offices of Scott Kennedy Law and with Martin Gutnick and then for the Royal Bank of Canada. In 2001 she began working full time in various capacities with Rev. Alan Duncalfe at Cross Church, Winnipeg. Marilyn was born into a Christian home, to a godly mother and godly grandparents. After some serious wrestling with God, Marilyn accepted the Lord as her Saviour and was baptized at 16 years of age. She immediately began to serve in her home church, Calvary Temple. Her pastor, H. H. Barber recognized Marilyn's leadership abilities and asked her to serve as director of the girl's camps of Calvary Temple Youth Camp, which she did from 1962 until the late 1990s. Pastor Barber asked Marilyn to give leadership to the Crusader program, a Christian leadership and discipleship program for girls. Over the years she has influenced thousands of girls to accept and follow Christ and to serve in their church. In recent years, Marilyn earned a Certificate in the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Course from Booth College and did chaplaincy work at Grace Hospital. She served on the board of Calvary Place Personal Care Home from its inception. Marilyn loved to advocate for the poor, disadvantaged and elderly. For the last 22 years, Marilyn has served in leadership at Cross Church in various capacities; on the building program committee, in Sunday school, women's ministries, seniors, small groups and for the last 15 years she led the community outreach program called Kid's Club. Her latest passion was the scholarship program she organized for impoverished students in Burundi. She will be mourned by Junior Hakizimana and Darlene Morisho, the children she supported through Villages of Hope Burundi. She was predeceased by her parents, Norman and Margaret Wedlake; grandparents, Thomas and Doris Heatley; and by her dearest friend Joan Lemky. She is survived by her extended family, Gordon, Daniel (Suzanne and Rebekah) and Jaclyn Lemky; Rev. Alan (Gloria, Jesse, Nicholas and Sarah) Duncalfe; Denny and Janet Chau; Carelyne (Jobe and Aaliyah) Masepela; Trish Hebert and many loving friends. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who desire may direct donations in her memory to either Calvary Temple Youth Camp or Cross Church's Kid's Club. Pallbearers will be, Denny Chau, Jesse Duncalfe, Nicholas Duncalfe, Gordon Lemky, Jobe Masepela, and John Penner. Funeral service will be held in the main sanctuary of Calvary Temple, 440 Hargrave St., at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018 with interment to follow at Glen Eden Cemetery, Garden of the Old Rugged Cross. Reverends Alan Duncalfe, Bruce Martin and her beloved Pastor, H. H. Barber, officiating. Bardal Funeral Home 204-774-7474 Condolences: As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 15, 2018

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