Marion Rose Crawford passed away on August 1st, 2012 at the Auxillary Wing of the Ponoka Hospital. Marion was born January 22nd, 1927 in Glasgow, Scotland, and immigrated with parents, Flora and Archie Dudgeon, to Canada in 1929. The Dudgeons settled on a farm in the Birch Lake District where Marion, sister Lucy, and brother, Ian, attended school. Marion completed her high school in Lacombe and then worked at the Ponoka Psychiatric Care Centre and at Cash Foods grocery store. She married Ronald Crawford in 1948 and from this union four children were born, Allen, Beverly, Wenda and Bruce. Marion and Ron were very involved in supporting their children’s activities of 4-H, hockey, music, baton and dance. Marion returned to work after the children left home and worked for many years at the Royal Hotel, MacLeods, and Fields. Marion enjoyed people, especially children, and volunteered with various organizations in and around Ponoka. She was honoured by the community in 2010 receiving the Morna Chorney Heart and Soul Volunteer Award. Marion was a proud member of the Legion, Eastern Star, and the United Church Women’s Auxillary. She enjoyed participating in the many Senior Centre activities. Marion was predeceased by husband, Ron, in 1992; brother, Ian, in 2002; and son, Allen, in 2006. She is survived by her sister, Lucy Hill of Lacombe; daughters Beverly Gates of Langley, B.C., Wenda (Tom Baxter) of Oakville, Ontario; son, Bruce (Jane) of Calgary; and daughter-in-law, Janice of Kinuso, Alberta. She will be lovingly remembered by her thirteen grand-children and fifteen great grand-children. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Ponoka community for their kindness and support to Marion, especially through her many health challenges over the past three years. Funeral Service::Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ponoka United Church. Interment in the Forest Home Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to any children’s charity, in Marion’s memory.
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Arrangements entrusted to Ponoka Funeral Home
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