Long-time Sidney resident, Marie Walker, went to her heavenly home on November 25, 2010, at the age of 96. A trained, experienced professional dressmaker/tailor with an eye for fit, Marie made, altered and repaired
ladies’, men’s and children’s garments and miscellaneous items for 60 years in Sidney. In return, she was blessed with, and was always grateful for, a host of wonderful, loyal customers/friends. When she was not sewing fabric, Marie was in her wee vegetable/flower garden sowing seeds of happiness.
Born with a rare, life-altering ailment, to Ole and Maren Hovdebo, Norwegian pioneers, in Sexsmith, Alberta, on April 11, 1914, Marie faced each and every day of life’s earthly journey with determination and will-power. A wise and loving mother, Marie taught by example. She leaves her beloved daughter, Deanna; sister Mabel; aunts Bertine and Kayi; cousin Ruth; sisters-in-law Vivian and Mary, and many nieces and nephews.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, 2410 Malaview Ave. Sidney, Sat. July 23, 2011 at 2:30pm, followed by a tea.