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Marlene Margret Ruth Nicholls

December 6, 1943 ~ February 8, 2022 (age 78)

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Marlene Margret Ruth Nicholls passed away peacefully at the Boissevain General Hospital on February 8th, 2022.

Marlene was predeceased by her loving husband Owen on August 27th, 2021. Marlene is survived by her daughter Tracey (Greg) Swanson, granddaughter Lisa-May (Chris), great granddaughters Norah Lillian, Margot Anne Poitras, grandson William Daniel (Joanna) Swanson, all of Edmonton AB, her son Faron (Shirley) Nicholls of Portage la Prairie, MB, grandson Bryant (Paige) and family of Airdrie AB, granddaughter Brynn (Luke) Irwin and family of Portage la Prairie, MB, brother Bryan (Chris) McMillan of Calgary, AB, and sister-in-law Janice McMillan of Winnipeg, MB.

Tracey would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Nell for his patience and understanding, also the staff for their support and understanding, and to the incredible friends mom has for the love and support through mom’s short journey.

“Words cannot express how grateful I am for my family and friends, and my amazing husband, thanks for being my rock!” – Tracey

At Marlene’s request, cremation has taken place. A private burial service will be held at a later date.

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