Annie “Marie” MacMain (nee Pattison)

Annie "Marie" MacMain (nee Pattison)

Born near Coe Hill in southern Ontario, Marie was the oldest child of Alexander and Gladys Pattison. Mom was raised on a pioneer family farm near Timmins with her six sisters, two brothers, eleven half-sisters and nine half-brothers.

Marie married Allister MacMain and raised ten children – Lois, Mark, Hope, Faith, Daniel, Angel, Darleen, Orion, Luke and David. The family moved to Kelowna, BC and later to Vancouver Island where Marie’s caring, nurturing personality extended to seniors when she went to work as a care-aid for her friend and employer, Mrs. Stewart at Acacia Ty Mawr retirement home in Shawnigan Lake.

In 1978 Marie met the love of her life, Lloyd Jensen with whom she spent the next 15 years traveling and enjoying getting to know the many grandchildren she loved. Her handcrafted gifts of elaborately dressed wedding dolls, barbie tents, children’s furniture and much more are treasured by her grandchildren.

Her time spent each winter in California with her sisters and brothers became the highlight of her retirement as she reconnected with her beloved siblings. Her sense of adventure kept her walking and exploring into her eighties.

Survived by her children, her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild, Phyllis, Marie will be remembered as a strong, independent woman, a loving mother, sister, auntie and a doting grandmother, Hardworking, honest and kind, she left a legacy of strong-willed responsible children and will be missed by many.

A Graveside service will be held Saturday November 17, 2018, 11:00am at Shawnigan Lake Cemetery.

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