NAMIESNIOWSKI, Marjorie Joan Lt (Ret'd) - Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Marjorie Joan Namiesniowski who died in her 86th year, early the morning of February 9, 2017, at the Peter D Clark, Long Term Care Home, where she spent the last 10 months of her life. She was predeceased by her parents, Marjorie (née Warner) and Robert Giffin, her brothers James and Robert and sisters Muriel and Mary. She is deeply mourned by her husband and soul mate Col (Ret'd) Conrad Andrew and children Col Conrad (Janice), Kristina (Don) and Andrew (Giselle). She was a cherished grandmother to Liam, Connor, Michaela, Alex and Adam. She will also be mourned by Aunt Jean and her twin sister Mona, sisters Diane (Tibor) and Ruth and brothers John and Gordon (Elaine). She will also be remembered by her many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. She left her home in Isaacs Harbour, Nova Scotia, to become a nurse. She trained at the University of Moncton where she graduated in 1952. In 1954, she joined the army, became a nursing sister and eventually met her husband in Shilo, Manitoba. Although she gave up full-time nursing soon after becoming a mother for the first time in 1960, her whole life reflected a strong desire to help others, whether her children, husband, family members or, near the end of her life, the other residents in the long-term care home where she spent her final days. As a military wife, Joan displayed incredible strength and perseverance. She never complained, took what life gave her and always looked for ways to make a real difference in the lives of those closest to her. Even as her memories faded, she never gave up her fighting spirit. Friends are invited to gather on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. (east of Vanier Parkway) after 9 a.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Space at 11 a.m. A private family interment with Military Honours will be held at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. In lieu of flowers, donations came be made to the Peter D. Clark Long-Term Care Home or a charity of your choice.
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