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Marlene Nellie Asham
September 5, 1937 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Marlene Nellie Asham (nee McLeod) formerly of Leifur, MB passed away suddenly but peacefully at the Dauphin Hospital on October 31, 2023 with family by her side.
Marlene is lovingly remembered by her children Terri, Leon (Julie), Mindy (Chris), Kendall (Kim), grandchildren Tyler, Bryce, Amber, Aaron (Mel), Keegan, Alyssa (Marshall), Lucas, Evan and Danielle as well as one great grandson, Kayden. Also left to mourn Marlene’s passing are sister in laws Mabel McLeod, Darlene McLeod and sister and brother in law, Carole and Joe Ganter as well as many nieces and nephews.
Marlene was predeceased by her husband Jim Asham, parents Allan and Mary (Ducharme) McLeod, brothers Allan, Bob & Gus McLeod, in laws Alfred & Helga Asham, brother and sister in law Arnold & Lynn Asham.
Marlene was born September 5, 1937 at home in Leifur, MB where she grew up and attended school till grade 9. She completed high school in Alonsa while boarding with the Cook family.
On August 1, 1958, Marlene married Jim Asham who she grew up with in Leifur. They moved to Brandon, MB where Jim worked at the oil refinery and Marlene worked at Christie’s School Supply. During their time in Brandon, Marlene embraced motherhood first to Terri in 1965 and Leon in 1966. Once the refinery closed they decided to move back home to Leifur and farm Jim’s former homestead. In 1970, Mindy, and then Kendall in 1975, completed their family.
In addition to farming, Marlene worked at Amaranth Hardware and then Amaranth Credit Union where she retired after 17 years. In 2017, after 48 years on the farm, Marlene and Jim moved to Alonsa where Marlene resided until her passing.
Marlene was an active volunteer in the community with the Amaranth Gazette and both the Amaranth and Alonsa Senior's Clubs. As a young woman, she was a gifted pitcher and boasted a few trophies playing baseball. In her later years, time spent with her friends was very special to her.
Marlene enjoyed numerous pastimes including gardening, crafts, playing cards, bingo, old time dances, fishing and camping. Most of all she treasured spending time with her children and grandkids. Grandma was so very proud to attend all their activities and celebrations. She always made time for family and friends and loved to visit with everyone.
Memorial Service and celebration of Marlene's life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 1:00 pm from the Alonsa Community Centre in Alonsa, MB with Rev. Jona Weitzel officiating. Interment followed in St. Bede's Cemetery in Kinosota, MB.
The family would like to thank the ambulance personnel and staff at the Dauphin Regional Hospital for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Bede’s Anglican Church, Kinosota, MB c/o Rev. Jona Weitzel, Box 198, Alonsa, MB, R0H 0A0 or the Alonsa Senior Centre c/o Natalie Gordon, Box 21, Alonsa, MB, R0H 0A0 would be greatly appreciated.
Grandma is Gone to Heaven
One quiet day the angels came and took Grandma far away
But in the stillness of the night I could almost hear her say
Dear Grandchild, I will miss you. You mean so much to me
But Jesus called me to his side in Heaven I will be
A place of God’s great beauty, no tears or earthly cares
Only peace and joy forever and love beyond compare
So remember all the good times don’t think about the sad
Treasure all the special moments through the years we’ve always had
And if you trust in Jesus I can promise this and more
You will get a hug from Grandma someday on Heaven’s golden shore