GASPARINI Marie Winifred (Wheeler). November 1929 ~ August 2011. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Marie, at the age of 81. She left this world August 26th, to join the true love of her life, her beloved husband, Ernie. She will be fondly remembered by her children; Diana MacKay (Cameron), Anita Gasparini (Tom), and Lindsey Gasparini (Julie); her six grandchildren; Caroline, Trevor, Jillian, Carmine, Erica, and Giovanna; and her furry faced companion of the past 18 years, Tigger. Marie was born and raised in Vancouver and, after marrying Ernie, they settled in Abbotsford in 1959 to raise their family. She was a hard working woman who loved the outdoors, was an avid gardener, loved animals, and treasured her time on the family farm. Prior to Ernie’s death in 1987, Marie enjoyed fishing, skiing, curling, bowling, entertaining friends and family at home, travelling, and spending time with Ernie at their second home on Mayne Island. In her later life, she spent many years golfing at Ledgeview and in Palm Desert where she spent the winter months. Marie was feisty, and her greatest legacy will always be her message of hard work, no complaining, and living every day with zest and laughter. A celebration of Marie’s life will take place on Saturday, September 17th, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Henderson’s Fraser Valley Funeral Home at 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Lung Association or Fraser Valley Child Development.

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