Early in the morning of April 13, at her residence in Binscarth, MB, Pauline Marshall passed over to "The Promised Land" peacefully and with family by her side. She was 92 years old.
Pauline was born in Friedensfeld, MB to Emil and Anna Kihn on the last day of 1928. She was the seventh born in a family of 11 children - her parents' first daughter. She grew up on a farm, and Anna was not in good health, so Pauline assumed much of the workload that her mother could not fulfill. She was dutiful, energetic, inquisitive, well-behaved, observant, kind, and contemplative. She enjoyed going to church and school, being with family and friends, animals, baseball, gardening, and nature immensely.
When she left home, Pauline worked in a restaurant in Domain, MB, sending a portion of her earnings home to help her family out financially. It was while she was working there that she met her first husband, Edmund Winnick, a geologist. She and he married in 1955 and were blessed with two lovely daughters, Heather and Mona. They lived in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg during their married life. Sadly, in 1958, cancer claimed Eddie's life, and Pauline decided to study to become a teacher. Before she finished her training, in 1963, Ernest Marshall entered the picture, and after a brief courtship, they married. Ernest adopted Heather and Mona, and moved Pauline back to a farming lifestyle at "Crooked Creek Farm" in the Inglis area. Pauline was happy on the farm, and over the years she proved to be a wonderful helpmeet and mothered 4 more children: Brenda, Arla, Karen, and Jason.
In 1997, Pauline and Ernest left the farm to retire to a nice home in Binscarth, MB. Pauline became a grandmother in the later 1980s and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, children and other family and friends. She loved gardening, reading, baking, and helping Ernest with his various projects. She was always on the lookout for "curious stones" as she called them and had a large and interesting rock collection. She also enjoyed antiques and collectables and traveling and exploring new places.
Pauline had to deal with breast cancer while in her 70s and in her mid 80s, her dear Mona was diagnosed with cancer and succumbed to that disease. By her later 80s she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. At this time also, Pauline was blessed with some great-grandchildren, and she was delighted to visit with these new additions to the family from time to time.
Pauline was remarkably pleasant and accepting of all of life's ups and downs right up until the end of her days. She viewed life through the lens of faith in an almighty and dependable God. Her sweet goodness has touched many lives. She was so loving and so loveable...
Pauline was predeceased by her first husband Edmund Winnick; daughter Mona; parents, Emil and Anna Kihn; brothers Martin, Leo, Ted, Edward, Joe, Alfred; and sister Helene.
Surviving are her loving husband Ernest; daughters Heather (Denis), Brenda (Roger), Arla, Karen; son Jason (Sheila) and son-in-law Bob Paradine; grandchildren Meagan (Cam), Suzanne, Julie (Nathan), Erika, Maureen, Morgan, Ethan, Karl, Christopher; great-grandchildren Luther, Vincent, James, Celeste; brother Walter and sisters Caroline (Alvin Freier) and Rosina (David Volkenant).
To send flowers to Pauline's family, please visit our floral store.