MERRIAM Rose Marie. Born on January 22, 1933 in Polworth, Saskatchewan, Rose “Marie” Merriam passed away peacefully, at 2:20 am on Friday, March 2, 2012 in Chilliwack BC at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her husband, Herbert James Merriam and her daughters, Ena Vivian McTaggart and Jamie Dawn Merriam; Marie is survived by her children; Joanne (John) Havery, Craig Merriam, Tracy Tabor; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by many other family, friends, and associates. Marie was a long time resident of the Fraser Valley, and also enjoyed a numbers of years in Barrier, BC. A very liberated women, and never at a loss for action and words, she was an active member of her church, volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations, and proud to be a 41 year long member, and past-president, of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #265. An avid gardener, Marie loved her flowers and growing her own fruits and vegetables. She enjoyed taking her beloved dog and faithful companion, Tara, for daily walks. Her greatest Legacy is her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #265, 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 11:00 am. Pastor Reid Fowler officiating. Private Family Interment. On line condolences to the family may be made to:

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