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Marjorie Carter

Marjorie Carter

July 22, 1939- December 18, 2019

As published in the January 13, 2020 World-Spectator

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Marjorie Carter (nee Belhumeur) died December 18th, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Left to cherish her memory are her family Lloyd (Linda) Carter, Roberta Carter and spouse Thomas Yeates, Ross aka Tiger, (partner Yolanda), Rosanne Atkinson, known as Susie (Neil) and grandchildren Raelynn, Wesley, Nigel, Angela, Karen, Christopher and numerous nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

She is survived by her brother Jim Belhumeur (Ethel) and sister Olive Ross (Bill).

Marjorie was predeceased by her parents Amable and Mary Beihumeur, husband of 43 years Ross Selby Carter, brothers Charles, John, Amable Junior, Rene, Leo, Robert, sisters Lora, Germaine, Gilda, Rosen and Bertha. She’s the last of her generation of the Carter’s aunts and uncles.

Marjorie was born July 22, 1939 in the Ellis District in Manitoba east of the Rocanville Nutrien Mine.

She went to school and after leaving school worked for Ray and Hilda Carter, where she met Ross.

Marjorie and Ross married and had Lloyd, Roberta, and the twins. Marjorie loved to sew, was creative in costuming, and reupholstery. She taught reupholstery for 14 years at the community college. She was a 4-H leader, figure skating coach, and a volunteer at the Spy Hill United Church. She loved to bake, cook, and garden.

Family time were Sundays: drives, ice cream, picnics, swimming, tobogganing, visiting with family and playing cards. Mom’s love of going for drives continued until she was hospitalized. She knew what time the birds arrived and left. She could name every flower and tree. There were crocus searches in the spring, lady slippers and then the Tiger Lilies. She loved to see the deer, the moose and the bears.

Marjorie and Ross farmed livestock and grain. Her involvement increased as time progressed and dad needed more help. She drove the tractor, fed and checked cattle. She loved to quad and snowmobile. Marjorie did do some travelling, but preferred to be in her own bed at night.

She was a bit of a speed demon when she had a place to be. She enjoyed her grandchildren, spoiled them and then sent them home.

Marjorie made many wonderful lifelong friends that she had a lot of fun with.

Our gauge of mom’s health was if she made it to bingo, on Susie’s money!

When she could no longer go to bingo we knew we were in trouble! She fought a hard battle and her faith carried her through. She never complained and maintained good spirits until the end. Her positive can-do attitude was our role model. Special thank you to Dr. Pieterse, Dr. Honiball, nurses, staff of the Russell hospital/palliative care unit and cancer care nurses Danielle and Lisa.

Also special thanks Father Paul Bisson and other visitors from St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church of Russell.


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