It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marie Louise Ramsbottom.

Though many found her to be soft spoken and would shy away from the limelight, anyone who knew her would describe her as a “beautiful person inside and out”, smart, witty, caring, and loving. Marie is survived by her sons Josh and Jason as well as her brothers Norm and Carl Lentz. She leaves behind numerous grandchildren including CodyXyleeraMiaMorgan and Everett along with Darien and Laura and her great-grandchild Evangeline.   

Marie was a RN for her entire working career and became the first ever head nurse for Edmonton’s MediCentres when they first opened up in the early 1980’s.

With a lifelong passion for art and music. Marie was equally adept at painting with oils or watercolors, able to sketch wonderful charcoal landscapes and spent time creating stained glass art and weavings. Many of her pieces have found their way into her friends’ and family’s homes. She was very musical, able to play the piano and often reminisced about playing the Ukulele with her nursing friends (UofA Nursing 63) while camping and had a beautiful singing voice.

As the wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother she had the biggest heart and would find time for anyone who needed comfort and support. Those roles did not end with just family, she was like a second mother to many of her son’s friends. She made our home a safe place for everyone who needed a place to stay or rest.

Marie was a warrior when it came to battling various health issues. For such a petite person she sure had super strength. The last 5-6 years was definitely hard for herself, her family, and her friends as she battled progressive dementia. Hard because as she lost motor and mental functions, she lost her identity and could no longer do many of the things she loved to do.

She loved to be in the yard gardening and puttering away. There are still many plants she started and grew that now reside in family and friends houses to this day. She leaves a legacy of love, spirit, and joy with everyone that she connected with.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Wayne. The family will be holding a private ceremony in the summer to remember them both.

In lieu of flowers we would ask that you would please make a donation in Marie’s memory to Ford Edmonton Park. Her family will be purchasing a bench in her memory at the park, and any funds raised, will go to support that.


1 Comment

  1. Susan (Tarnawski-Comrie) Mann

    I am so sorry for your loss Josh (and family). My heart aches for the past few months you’ve lived through.
    Susan Mann


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