Conlin: Marjorie Jean
July 30, 1930 – January 21, 2020
Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend left us quickly and peacefully on January 21, 2020. Success is marked by living well, laughing often, and loving much. Marj succeeded.
She was born to Max and Dolly Cuncannon on July 30, 1930. Raised on a farm east of Morrin she started her education in the one-room Sunbeam School. In the early forties, the family moved into the village of Morrin where she attended school up to Grade 11. As there was no Grade 12 teacher available she moved to Calgary to attend and graduate high school from Mt. Royal College.
Marj married the love of her life Robert (Bob) Conlin September 13, 1948. They welcomed Robert Gerald (Jerry) into their family in 1949 and completed their family in 1955 with the addition of Maureen. Bob’s job with the power company moved the family several times. They were active in many clubs and organizations including Kinsmen and Kinettes in Three Hills, Oyen, Drumheller and Calgary. She enjoyed working at Canadian Utilities, the Health Unit and later at the Royal Bank. In 1972, they started a new business in Calgary and became active members of the Calgary Winter Club. A dedicated sports fan she faithfully followed the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Stampeders, having season tickets to both for years. Marj enjoyed curling, both in the rink and on TV, and travelled to Switzerland to take in the World Curling Silver Broom. She was proud to have been a curling volunteer with the 88 Olympics. Marj and Bob travelled with friends and enjoyed many holidays including a trip to the World Fair in Japan in 1970. In the late eighties, Marj and Bob retired and enjoyed golfing at the Sundre Golf and their place at Tall Timber in the summer then golfed and enjoyed their winters in Mesa.
Marj loved to entertain and celebrate any occasion so their lives were always filled with a circle of friends that had met along the away.
Marj and Bob became grandparents in 1977, kicking off the brood of five grandsons. A girl wouldn’t be born into the Conlin family again until 2013. Ten great-grandchildren rounded out Marj and Bob’s family bringing them great joy, pride and laughter.
She is survived by and will be missed by her loving husband of 71 years Bob, by her son Jerry Conlin (Darlene), grandson Scott Conlin (Pam and great-grandson Simon), grandson Greg Conlin (Jessica and great-grandchildren Brady and Lauren), by her daughter Maureen Arvidson (Merl), grandson Jeff Arvidson (Jenny and great-grandchildren Cole, Luke, and Josie), grandson Blaine Arvidson (Julie and great-granddaughters Penny and Hazel), grandson Mike Arvidson (Deena and great-grandchildren Sloan and Tucker), by her brother Don Cuncannon and by a multitude of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.
She was predeceased by her parents Max and Dolly Cuncannon, sister-in-law Doreen Johnson Cuncannon and her daughter-in-law Chery Webb Conlin.
A private family memorial is being planned for Marj.
Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements.