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Marion Patricia St. John – SwiftCurrentOnline.com

Marion Patricia St. John died on May 31, 2024 at the age of 99 at the Gull Lake Special Care Center in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan.

Marion was born on March 17, 1925 on the farm north of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. Marion attended school at Rich View School for eight years.

Growing up on the farm, Marion had many adventures and chores to do. At the age of sixteen she lost her mother to cancer, which led her to become a “mom”, helping her father raise eight siblings.

On October 30, 1951, Marion married Jim St. John and lived for a short time on a farm in Antelope, eventually moving to a house in Antelope, Saskatchewan. Daughter, Darla was born in 1953 and son, Douglas was born in 1956. In 1964, the family moved to Warren’s Funeral Home in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan as caretaker and receptionist for 27 years. They were also porters at Knox United Church and the Royal Bank.

Marion enjoyed quilting, crafts, drawing, painting, puzzles, crossword puzzles, music and singing. She was always in the mood for a game of Scrabble or Yahtzee, tending to her flowers and plants. Most of all he enjoyed keeping up with his journal and writing poetry.

Marion is survived by grandchildren: Dwayne, Kevin (Amanda), Beverly (Shaun), Ruth (Dan); great-grandchildren: Brendan, Jenna, Ryley, Taylor, Shyanne, Jimmy, Halle, Lenny, Sylvia and Ryan; great-great-grandson: Axton; her brother, Roy; sister-in-law, Vi and many nieces and nephews.

Marion is predeceased by her parents: Jens and Eva, husband Jim; children: Darla and Douglas, great-grandchildren: Mary and Jane; siblings: Dagmar, Christina, Elden (Marguerite), Ralph (Marion), Howard, Marjorie (Cecil), Alma (Dick), Jim (Pat), Verna (Gerald); and sister-in-law, Faye.

A memorial service will be held on June 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Knox United Church in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan with Reverend Ken Schrag officiating. Interment will be held at a later date by the family at St. John’s Cemetery.

Donations in the name of Marion St. John can be made to Autumn House Independent Living Facility in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan.

Arrangements are entrusted to Warren Funeral Home. For additional information, please call (306) 773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on our tribute wall.