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From: Dennice Goudie <>
Subject: Victoria - Times Colonist October 12, 2004
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:27:36 -0700


LONG Marjorie Mann (nee Wheeler)
WHITE Earl Steve.

Obituaries (10/12/04)
LONG Marjorie Mann (nee Wheeler) passed away peacefully at home September
28, 2004 in Victoria. She was predeceased by husband Richard William (Bill)
Long. She will be truly missed by her family, her sons Bob, John, Greg and
James, her daughter-in-laws Sherry Long, Helena Mitchell and Cathy Long and
her grandchildren, Erica, Richard, Geneva, Erik, Devin, Tanner, Adam and
Anthony. Marj was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan on July 17, 1926, the
last of a large prairie pioneering family of six children. Her father
Wilfred Wheeler emigrated from Wiltshire, England in 1907 and her mother
Malvina Mann in 1911. Marjorie was schooled in Kindersley and then studied
Nursing at the Saskatoon City Hospital graduating in 1947. She was hired as
a registered nurse in Prince Rupert B.C. and took the long train and ship
journey to her new home. While nursing in Prince Rupert she met and married
Bill in 1949. Life was very full in Prince Rupert with lots of good friends
and good times. Marjorie's first son Bob was born in 1951 and she soon
stopped nursing to take over being a mother full time. A second son John was
born in 1954 and Greg in 1959. Life was very active with three boys under
ten especially duringthe rainy days of winter. In 1961 the family moved to
Tsawwassen and Marj again found the sun that she left behind in the
prairies. In 1966 the final son James was born to bring the family to four
boys. In 1967, Bill and Marj purchased a lot on Green Lake and built a
summer cabin. The whole family was involved in the clearing, building and
painting it. In the summer of 1967 the family moved to Victoria when Bill
became the Executive Director of the new Capital Regional District. Marjorie
found a house on Hollydene Place and continued the job of raising the four
boys. During the 70's and 80's they traveled the world from Europe to
Australia, the Far East to Northern Canada. Marj returned part-time to
nursing after takingan upgrade course, as she hadn't professionally nursed
since 1951. In her time off she started a walking group and continued
walking with them on a regular basis for over 25 years. By the 90's the boys
had all moved out and Marj and Bill retired to a somewhat slower pace. In
1998 Bill passed away and life focused around a number of good friends, and
weekly calls and visits from her now far flung family. Marj was active at
Goward House both volunteering and attending exercise classes and bridge
games. When at home Marj could be found every nice day either sitting out on
the front porch in the sun or reading in the sunroom never getting enough of
the sun. She will be truly missed by those whose life she touched. A
celebration of Marjorie's life will be held at First Memorial Funeral
Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, B.C. on Monday October 18, 2004 at
2pm. Flowers graciously declined, donations can be made to Goward House
Society, 2495 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, Bon of Marjorie's life will be held at
First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, B.C. on Monday
October 18, 2004 at 2pm. Flowers graciously declined, donations can be made
to Goward House Society, 2495 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, B


Obituaries (10/12/04)
WHITE Earl Steve. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on March 12,
1925, Steve passed away peacefully on October 1, 2004. Survived by sister
Pauline Dooley, Patricia (niece), Michael and Peter (nephews) and
predeceased by Lilian White(sister). A veteran of the Korean War, Steve was
a former president of the Sir Arthur Pearson War Blinded, former president
of the Canadian Council of the Blind (Burlington) and member of the
Burlington Legion Branch 60. A devoted listener to CBC, Steve enjoyed every
day to its fullest. Steve took great pride in his appearance and was
well-known as a 'snappy' dresser. He will be greatly missed by his many
friends for his kindness, great conversation and wonderful sense of humour.
Family and friends would like to thank the staff of the Royal Jubilee
Hospital 3rd Floor Centre, for their kindness and attention to our very
special friend. A 'Celebration of Life' service will take place on
Wednesday, October 13, 2 PM at the First Memorial Chapel located at 1155
Fort Street.

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