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Sr. Marianne Flory (Mary Margaret)

August 1930 - January 2017
Volume 31, Issue 4,5 & 6, May 30, 2017
     Peacefully on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Maple Ridge, BC. Sister Marianne Flory, aged 86, went to her true home in heaven.
     Marianne, only child of Margaret and Fred Flory, was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, where she received her first eleven years of schooling. After graduating from Sion Academy in Saskatoon, Marianne obtained both her B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan. After three years of teaching high school, Marianne joined the Sisters of the Child Jesus in 1955, making her postulancy in North Vancouver and her novitiate in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
     After profession in 1958, Marianne spent the next 15 years teaching either in N. Vancouver, BC or in N. Battleford, SK. 
     After receiving an M.A. in spirituality from Duquesne University in 1976, Marianne became involved in a variety of ministries: ongoing formation, pastoral ministry, RCIA, sacramental preparation and many other activities relating to community, ecumenism, social justice and the environment.
     The highlight of her latter years was when she was coordinator of the Saskatoon Diocesan Synod from 1988-1993. 
     Remaining to forever cherish her memory are the Sisters of the Child Jesus, numerous cousins, among them her cousin Elaine’s husband Bob Hardstaff and their sons Michael and Scott, as well as many former students and friends.
    Prayers were held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 and the Funeral Mass on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Coquitlam.