Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Marjorie Davis on Sunday November 20, 2022, at 8:45 p.m. surrounded by her family, at the Grace Hospice, Winnipeg. Marjorie passed away at the age of 79.
Marjorie, beloved wife of the late Reyn Davis, is survived by her son Dustin Davis (Jackie & Kane) and daughter Shannon Davis (Shanelle). Also, grieving her loss are her sisters Bernice Carlson, Belle Dosdoll, Fern Hamilton, Leonna Meckley and Deanna Taylor. In addition, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as her friend Marilyn Taylor (who often she referred to as “another sister”). Marjorie had many lifelong friendships and treasured her friends.
Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Reyn Davis; brother Jack Taylor; and sisters, Margaret Taylor and Eleanor Rutherford; brothers-in-law Wes Bowler, Art Davis and Andy Rutherford; sisters-in-law Judy Davis and Joan Taylor; mother Blanche Taylor and father Ted Taylor; and her parents-in-law, Ruth and Roy Davis.
Marjorie’s early life began on a farm in the St. Hubert District, Saskatchewan. It was here she learned a strong work ethic, life skills and about everlasting family bonds. Marjorie grew to be a generous, capable, loyal, caring woman – exhibiting shrewd wisdom throughout her life. School in a rural setting meant that she and her older brother Jack would team a wagon of horses to get to school. Marjorie completed grades 9 and 10 by correspondence and when they moved to Whitewood Saskatchewan, she completed her grades 11 and 12.
Following graduation she took a year off and waitressed before enrolling at the Grey Nuns School of Nursing in Regina, Saskatchewan. It was in Regina where she met the love of her life, Reyn Davis.
Marjorie’s nursing career spread across three provinces – Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Manitoba. In Manitoba, she worked in three different hospitals – Misericordia, Deer Lodge and The Grace Hospital until she took a leave from nursing in 2001 to care for her ailing husband.
Over the years Marjorie’s many skills and interests kept her active in the community. She curled at the Assiniboine Curling Club in the winter and golfed at Breezy Bend Country Club and Bridges Golf Course with her friend Cookie Essery. Marjorie also taxied her children and grandchildren to their events and was always their biggest cheerleader – and sometimes coach!
Marjorie was amazing in the kitchen. People constantly raved about her cinnamon buns! She was skilled on a sewing machine as well, and that benefitted many around her. Marjorie’s last sewing projects were winter capes and she dressed her sisters, friends, daughter and local craft show customers in her gorgeous capes. For years, Marjorie also sold Mary Kay cosmetics to her “Mary Kay” friends. She had an eye for beauty and presented herself with elegance and grace always.
Marjorie is also known for her love of Caesar cocktails! She and her husband Reyn barely missed a day to drink one before dinner. She even enjoyed the odd one at the Grace Hospice!
In 2001 Marjorie became a grandmother and again in 2010. Her love and devotion to both her grandchildren - Shanelle and Kane was evident. She treated both grandchildren and families to trips to Florida and Disney World. Shanelle and Marjorie often travelled together whether to Saskatchewan or Alberta or Ontario. They even got matching heart tattoos in one trip to Alberta. Kane and Marjorie spent many Wednesday afternoons together baking, playing scrabble and hanging out. Marjorie always had time for her grandchildren and loved spending time with them and their friends!
Our family would like to thank Dr. Scott and Dr. Rumboldt for their advice and care. We also would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Cancer Care. A special thanks to the health care aids, nurses and staff at Riverview Health Centre and the Grace Hospice. We will always be grateful for Salina at Riverview.
Dustin and Shannon would like to thank Assiniboia Downs for their support and compassion during this past year of Marjorie’s illness.
A celebration of her life is planned for 11:30 AM on April 29, 2023 at Assiniboia Downs. In the meantime, Marjorie's’s family kindly requests that her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos and/or sharing your own memories and stories using the comment section on this page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to the Arthritis Society of Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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