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MOLNAR, Marnie Dawn

June 9, 1955 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 13, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Marnie beloved wife of Glenn Molnar and treasured mom of Quinton, Courtland and his girlfriend Sandra of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 63 years.

Marnie was a lifelong learner and often had her head stuck in a text book saying “the more you learn, the more ignorant you realize you are.” During and after her professional career, Marnie was able to do what she loved best. Volunteering and helping others, AKA “shopper to the stars.” Marnie took great joy and celebration in all things big and small from passing her masters exams to the short lived victory of getting a word spelled correctly.

Marnie always expressed that she was overly blessed when it came to friends and family. She felt she had won the lottery of life due to all of those folks who journeyed with her.

Marnie is survived by her inspiring loving dad Lee Thompson; sister and her husband Nancy and Terry Garberg; kindred sister Carol Dutchak; brother-in-law Dave and his wife Wendy Molnar; mother-in-law Esther Molnar; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews who have given Marnie such joy and such pride over the years.

Marnie was predeceased by her mom Liz Thompson who is missed by all every day.

In recognition of those friendships please join her three boys and family at CP Canada House Spruce Meadows 4B7, Spruce Meadows Trail, Southwest Calgary, AB T0L 0X0 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity most near and dear to your heart. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Marnie Molnar, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Ed and Jean Storey (nee Derbyshire) :

    Marnie was a treasured Friend for more than 30 yrs – her capacity for LOVE was always and will always be an Inspiration.
    Deep deep sympathies to you Glenn, Quinton and Courtland, her much adored Father – as well as all of her family who she loved fiercely and proudly. I will carry her lessons and love and support with me always.

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  2. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family during this difficult time.

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  3. Leila Gosselin :

    I met Marnie when I worked for The City of Calgary. Her intelligent, hardworking approach impressed me. Her sense of humour always made me smile. She will be greatly missed.

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  4. Mike O’Connor :

    So sad to hear of Marnie’s passing. I worked with her for years as a volunteer at the Stampede. She will truly be missed by many!

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  5. Very saddened to hear of the passing of Marnie. Our heartfelt condolences to the family during this time.
    Hal & Audrey Balde

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  6. Glenn, Quinton,Courtland and Family
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this most difficult time, my deepest Condolences to you all. Take care,
    Pam Tate

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  7. Kathy Oblak :

    My condolences to family and friends. Marnie got me into Stampede with Marilyn and she was always so positive and showed me great leadership. An amazing woman.

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  8. Suzette DeMott :

    My deepest sympathy to Glenn and all of Marnie’s family. She was a one of a kind lady and the world was a better place because of her presence, The best boss that I ever had the pleasure of working for. She was a mentor and an inspiration to me. She will be deeply missed. May you all find comfort in all of the wonderful memories that you will forever carry in your hearts.

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  9. Barb Colborne :

    Marnie was such a dynamic and fun loving spirit . We are truly sorry for your loss

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  10. Teri K McKinnon :

    Deepest condolences to you Glenn, Courtland and Quinn.

    I wish you comfort and peace in the love, laughter and generosity Marnie brought to the world. She was an amazing woman.

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  11. Richard Seto :

    My deepest condolences to the Family and Friends of Marnie. I knew her through the Stampede. She was a great leader, team builder and a hard worker. You will be missed Marnie

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  12. 41 Svc Bn Old Guard :

    Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Many of the Old Guard may not have known Marnie but, we offer a special prayer for her and to our comrade and friend Lee Thompson.

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  13. Pat Longman :

    Courtland…we are sending our deepest sympathies , love and prayers to you and Sandy and your family. Words fall short at times like this at the loss of someone so treasured by her family and friends.

    Much love to you, Gerry, Pat and Connor Longman

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  14. Tom and Martha Phillips :

    We were very saddened to hear of Marnie’s passing. We had no idea she was so ill. I was pleased to work with her in the Assessment Department of the City of Calgary. She was upbeat and always wanting to make things better. Nothing but good memories of her. Our condolence’s go out to Glen and the boys and family.

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  15. jill+dean+jack bridges :

    Glenn, Quinton and Courtland,
    We are so sorry and sad to hear that Marnie has passed away. We will cherish her ‘angels’ that you gave us.
    Love,
    jill+dean+jack

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  16. Wendy Walker :

    I met Marnie when she heard about my program, and Marnie being Marnie wanted to be involved. And involved she became. Marnie was a beautiful soul, filled with love and a desire to contribute in anyway she could. She will be thoroughly missed. A bright light has gone out.

    My sincere condolences to Glenn, Quinton, Courtland and her entire family.

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  17. Willie Jurcevic :

    So sad to hear of Marnie’s passing. She was a very dynamic soul. Her time with your family was much too short, and we know you will cherish all the memories. Our deepest condolences.
    Willie & Deanie

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  18. Charlie and Jody Simmer :

    We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Molnar family on the passing of Marnie. She was a special one of kind person that brought so much happiness and spunk in the many lives that she touched. Our thoughts and prayers to all. Love The Simmers

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  19. Christine Van Staden :

    I knew Marnie at both work and volunteering with Stampede. She was always a giving loving and outspoken person. She made a lasting impression in my life and I will treasure that. My deepest condolences to the family… may you find peace in knowing she is with her Maker.

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  20. Susan Tychie :

    Marnie was a sister from another mother. We grew up together in Calgary in the early sixties where our mothers were great friends. They were three young moms, Liz, Patty, and Dottie who had left their family back in Winnipeg. They each had two daughters and we were the family in town back then and continued to be connected through our mothers over the years. I think I can speak for all six of us, when I say that we were each loved by all three mothers over all the years … and now we are five.

    Patty’s daughter Margie and Beth hosted a reunion at Winnipeg Beach to bring the “Mothers” together and so our children could get to know each other. We wanted them to experience this extended family.

    Marnie brought her Mom Liz to Dottie funeral driving to Cranbrook in the dark winter days. Once our mothers had all passed on we connected through Facebook and visited when we went to each others cities. Marnie was special and I admired her as a wonderful mother, for her community work and for her bright spirit. To her sister Nancy we are coming – Margie and Beth from Winnipeg and Susan from Victoria, heartfelt regret from Sandy in Owen Sound.

    To Greg, Quinton and Courtland – we are all family.

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  21. Sharri McCullough :

    Marnie was a magnificent woman. She was one of those people who make you want to be a better person and felt like you could share anything with. I want to thank you for being such a light in my life and journey . You will be remembered always . We love you Marnie Molnar and will continue loving you through Courtland, Glenn, Quinton & Maggie

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  22. Lori Smehoff :

    Glenn & family:
    So sorry to hear about Marnie’s passing. What a huge loss for you all and Marnie’s family and friends. In time, may all your wonderful memories of her help ease your pain.

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  23. Ron Vanderdrift :

    Glenn, I was so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. My sincere condolences. Thinking of you and wishing you strength.

    Ron

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  24. The Simmonds Family :

    Our family had the pleasure of connecting with Marnie and Glenn in Kimberley, during this time Brenda and Marnie developed a bond of comfort with each other that was genuine, real and their own. I remember seeing the two of them nested in the comfort of the Molnar house, talking and laughing… this was their unique time together, for which no others were invited.
    Glenn, Quinton and Courtland the Simmonds family feels your loss and the pain at this time. We will walk hand in hand with you together and remember the laughter and beauty that Marnie brought into the room.

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  25. Doug and Steph Davidson :

    Glenn, Marnie’s passing was very sad news. condolences to you and all your family. our thoughts are with you.

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  26. Bart Hunter :

    Glenn,
    I’m saddened to hear of your family’s loss. My sincere condolences. I have made a donation to the Calgary Foundation in memory Marnie. Thinking of your family at this time.

    Bart

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  27. Ron Macdonald :

    Glenn, Quinton, and Courtland:

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you much strength and comfort.
    Ron & Maureen Macdonald

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  28. Patty (Davis) McArthur :

    Glenn and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I was always remember Marnie as a thoughtful and kind person.

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  29. Carol McHugh :

    I’m saddened to hear of the loss of Marnie, she was a beautiful, funny and happy, woman, a joy to work with; I pray that the wonderful memories you have get you through this difficult time in your lives.

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  30. Deb McClelland (Dafoe) :

    Glenn, Quinton, Courtland and Families,
    So very sad and shocked to hear about Marnie’s passing. May the memories you have with this amazing women help you through this very sad and hard time.
    I will always remember Marnie as truly beautiful beautiful person in and out.

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  31. Susan Stringer :

    Dear Glenn, Courtland and Quinton. While I only knew Marnie a short time, I knew from the moment I met her that we had a deep connection. Her love for her family was so apparent to me. I hope I was able to put her mind at ease as I took Courtland under my wing as his “USMom” for his time in Cleveland. I will always be grateful for the hospitality she showed us during our weekend in Kimberley. I felt I knew for so much longer than I did.

    It’s more important now than ever that you stay close as a family and continue to live your lives the way she would want you to.

    My prayers and love go out to you and your extended family and friends as you travel this new road. May God bless you and help you find peace during this very difficult time.

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  32. Kathy McIntosh (Valentine) :

    Glenn – I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Marnie – her incredible spirit and love for everyone around her. Words cannot express how much she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Too soon taken away from us.

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  33. laurie and steve gathercole advanced landscaping :

    sorry for your loss, Marnie was always a pleasure to see at the sylvan cabin. may you gather strength and support from those around you, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything that we can do to help at the cabin. Hugs

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  34. Brian and Tina Molnar :

    We are saddened and so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences, and our thoughts are with you all.

    Brian and Tina Molnar

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  35. Steve Hertling :

    Dear Glen, Quinton , Courtland and extended family;
    Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Marnie. May the love and friendship of those near and dear to you bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Steve & Judi Hertling

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  36. Sara Reynolds (Farley) :

    My deepest sympathies to your family.
    I met Marnie several years ago at the Glencoe Club. While I have not seen her in some time, her beautiful spirit and infectious smile left a lasting impression. I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with you during the difficult time.

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  37. Sara Reynolds (Farley) :

    My deepest sympathies to your family.
    I met Marnie at the Glencoe Club, and while I have not seen her in some time, her beautiful spirit and infectious smile left a lasting impression. She will be missed.

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  38. Don and CA Halstead :

    Glenn, Courtland and Quentin. Don and I are so saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful Marnie. We have been away for over a month and weren’t aware. Sending so much Love to all of you.

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