Marie, 91, passed away peacefully in her home in Williams Lake, BC.
Marie was born in Vancouver, BC to Cyril Strain and Frances McKinnon, the 5th child of 15.
She married Gustav Jantz in April of 1951 and they quickly started raising a large family.
In 1969 they moved to 150 Mile House where they became active members in the Sacred Heart Parish community. Marie was very involved in RCIA, Cursillos, CWL, catering luncheons and dinners, and many, many other ministries.
She will be greatly missed by her children; Diane (Martin) Doyle, Mark (Kathy), Chris (Geneffer), Karen (Greg) Backmeyer, Keith, Steven, Don, Sheila and Linda, 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 6 sisters.
Marie was predeceased by her husband, Gus, daughter-in-law, Sylvie, brothers; Ed, Bill, Bob, John, Alex and sisters; Pat, Gertie and Joan.
Mom had two charities very close to her heart and had asked that memorial donations be made to Mary’s Meals (Marysmeals.ca, Mary’s Meals Canada PO Box 76144 Millrise RPO Calgary AB T2Y 2Z0) and Fr. Jeremy Morais with Madagascar Missions (cheques or cash can be mailed to C. Shepperd at 17-1880 Hamel Rd, Williams Lake BC V2G 4A6). Mass Cards in her memory would also be very much appreciated.
Prayers will be held on Friday, May 12 at 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, May 13 at 3pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Williams Lake BC.
Cariboo Chilcotin Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-392-3234 www.cariboochilcotin.ca