Marion Isabelle Kidd, a lifetime resident of the Rosetown community passed away on May 15, 2020, just six days after her 88th birthday.
Marion was born May 9, 1932 in Rosetown to Frank and Irene (née Brookbank) Kidd, the third of five children. She grew up on the farm in the Fortune area, attending Hillside school. Highlights of her childhood included 24th of May celebrations, wiener roasts, track and field days, picnics, Christmas concerts and dances. The dugout was always a favorite place in the winter where all the Kidds learned to skate. After finishing her schooling, she worked in the bake shop in Rosetown and did housework for several families. In 1956, Frank, Irene and Marion moved to Rosetown. Marion’s life work was being a caregiver to many and supporting her community. She continued to do housework and helped many neighbours with various tasks. She also provided childcare to several families, many of whom kept in close contact with Marion and became part of her extended family. She volunteered for several years at the Centennial Lodge and the Nursing Wing in Rosetown. Her greatest reward was being able to look after her Mom until her passing in 2001. Marion’s favorite hobbies included putting together jigsaw puzzles, knitting and crocheting. She curled for many years and started bowling when the bowling alley was built. She also did a lot of sewing and quilting. Marion enjoyed getting out and walking, or in the summer she would ride her bike. She loved getting together with friends for coffee and even when she lived at the Lions Manor she would walk to the Co-op for coffee, pick up a few groceries and get her mail. In the past few years, she finally accepted a ride to church on Sunday mornings.
Marion was predeceased by her sister Doreen Mitchell, her brother and sister-in-law Doug and Lorraine Kidd, her brother-in-law Ivan Cathcart, her great-nephews Quinton Jiricka and Robin Kidd and her great-great nephew Mason Bilou. She is survived by her sister Florence Cathcart Symenuk (Dan), her brother Gordon (Lorraine) Kidd, fifteen nieces and nephews and their spouses, thirty great-nieces and nephews along with their spouses, and thirty-three great-great-nieces and nephews. She remained closely connected to her family through visits, phone calls and family gatherings. Family pictures decorated her walls and were displayed on every available surface. She was always eager to be kept updated on family news. Marion also remained very close with her Kidd and Brookbank cousins which spanned several generations. The renowned family reunions on both sides have created strong bonds and close relationships which Marion cherished. In addition to all those who represented a leaf on her family tree, there are countless other families who considered Marion their honorary aunt. Although she never married, Marion has a huge family who will miss her dearly. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Orange Memories tor their exceptional, loving care of Marion.
A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday July 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rosetown United Church. Graveside followed at the Rosetown Cemetery. For those wishing to do so, memorial donations may be directed to the Rosetown United Church, P.O. Box 506, Rosetown, SK, S0L 2V0 or to Orange Memories Care Home, P.O. Box 1900, Rosetown, SK, S0L 2V0.
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