Maude Agnes Marlene

Date of death:
Monday March 12, 2018

The Sudbury Star, ON

Harvey, Maude Agnes 'Marlene' - Born June 16, 1927, Maude Agnes Marlene Harvey (nee Saunby) died peacefully at Golden Birches Terrace, Blind River, Ontario, March 12, 2018. Marlene is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Jim) of Kingston, grandsons Mathew and Andrew and brother Garth (Anne) of Kelowna. Marlene was predeceased by her husband of 69 years Earl Joseph Harvey and siblings Jack (Marion), Kaye (George), Lorna (Vic), Wilson (Marg), Grant (Kathy) and Willa Dell (George). She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews who feel so fortunate to have been loved by Aunt Mar. Marlene was born in Port Arthur, Ontario and raised in the northern Ontario community of Hornepayne. Marrying Earl 'Curly Joe' Harvey (CN Rail) in January of 1947, they were active community members in Capreol throughout their lives. A dedicated volunteer with the Girl Guides, Marlene also proudly served as Commissioner. An enthusiastic and competitive curler, she played in many bonspiels and attended several Briers. Rarely was a curling game missed on television, with Marlene and Earl watching the action late into the evening. Together, early in their marriage, Marlene and Earl built a camp on Lake Wanapitei. In all seasons and for more than 50 years, the camp was their 2nd home which they enjoyed into their early 80's. Family and friends made special memories while at the Relatives Roost, experiencing scorching saunas, ice cold swimming, fishing up the North River, boat trips to the sand banks and late night card games. Afternoon treat time was special for everyone. Aunt Mar was a superb cook on her woodstove, her blueberry pies keeping smiles on all of her extended family. Losing weight at camp was an impossibility! Autumn was spent moose hunting at their hunt camp on Ant Island Lake, special times with dear friends Joyce and Don White. The train trip to the remote hunt camp was an adventure in itself for those fortunate to have had the experience. Aunt Mar was an accomplished outdoors woman, at home in the bush and adept at operating a boat, catching and filleting fish, hunting partridge or tending a campfire. A VERY special thank you to the staff at Raglan Village in Collingwood and Golden Birches Terrace in Blind River. Your care, compassion and kindness for Marlene is greatly appreciated. Just like the hummingbirds she fed at camp for many years, Aunt Mar was mobile, active and on the go until just a few days before her passing. A donation to the Girl Guides of Canada in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated. A private family celebration of life will take place in the spring on Lake Wanapitei. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home. The Sudbury Star, ON, 2018-03-15

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