Obituary of Marion Elaine Power
Passed away peacefully on October 7, 2021, Marion Elaine Power, at the Dr Hugh Twomey Health Centre, Botwood. She is predeceased by her husband Cecil, daughters Michelle Tilley, Deanne Gray and grandson Jamie White.
Left to mourn are sons; Terry (Lisa Marie Downton) Power, Tony (Sybil ) Power, Dennis (Karen Lucas) Power, David Power; Daughters; Judy (John) Hall, Holly (Harry) White, Susan (Wayne) Daley, Vickie (Paul) Cole, Lisa (Rex) Loveridge. sisters; Georgina Beson (Bond), Shirley (Ivan) Osmond. brothers; Archie, Victor, Allan, Charles, Jim, Harvey Rice along with seventeen grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.
Mom was a very giving person, if you visited her you would not be able to leave without taking something with you. It may have been something as simple as a pillow slip or something that she found at a yard sale special. But it was given freely and with love at all times. Mom shared a joy in baking and cooking and would often feed several of her neighbors and Friends. This was something we remember as children growing up on Gilbert Street and continued as part of her tradition in her apartment on Prices Avenue. If she could have continued this in Twin Town Manor there would be no doubt that half of the residents would have gained at least 10 pounds.
Mom was an avid Walker and could be seeing walking daily with her sister Georgina who was also her best friend. They took daily trips to and from the mall and showing to avail of "Reitman's special" or enjoy a regular lunch at the Valley Restaurant or Jungle Jim's. Mom would brag about how good the Thai chicken and fries were.
Mom spent much of her time sewing and quilting. She ensure that if a friend or family member wanted a quilt that they had it. She also enjoyed doing other crafts. She had a green thumb that everyone envied. Her garden was always filled with flowers and she couldn't help herself to be "weeding" her children's plants when she visited it. She knew that we didn't have a green thumb like her.
Mom would spend hours in the woods berry picking and then creating pies, jams, and desserts to give away. There were a few times that we thought her and her neighbor Mrs. Humber were lost. They would go for hours and hours and we would have trouble locating where they were because they wandered off the past so far. But they always returned laughing and enjoying the day they spent together. Times we will cherish.
Her grandchildren were her pride and joy she spent hours making apple turnovers just because they requested them. And they were even more special because the apples were from our apple tree in the front yard. One of her grandchildren Trevor still raves about these sometimes on a daily basis. If they request a chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, shortbread cookies or whatever their heart desired Nan would be Johnny on the spot to make sure that they receive them. Her turkey supper was want to be desired. Nobody could make gravy like Mom.
Mom was always proud that some of her girls picked up some of her skills. Judy enjoys crocheting cross stitching baking pickling cooking and cleaning. Holly Susan and Vicky are wonderful bakers as well and they also enjoy cooking. Lisa was the oddball but Mom was so impressed that she picked up quilting. She couldn't believe that Lisa would have the desire to even start a quilt let alone finish one.
Her four boys were her babies. Whatever they wanted her to do for them whether make some food bake something or take care of the kids she was always there.
Mom lost a few pieces of her heart with the passing of her two daughters Michelle and Deanne which were only nine months apart and not long after that she lost the love of her life, dad. It was a lot for her to bear in a short period of time.
Mom we love you and we'll think of you daily. We all have a piece of you in our home and always in our hearts. Some of us have a quilt, some of us have a piece of jewelry, we all have lots of photos, and memories that will last us a lifetime.
Fly high with the angels. Spend every day walking, gardening, picking berries, and singing with your heavenly family. Love your children.
Following the Covid 19 restrictions, public visitation will take place on Saturday, October 9th from 7 - 9 p.m. at Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor. The funeral service will be private.
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