Marian was born November 13, 1939 in Stettler, Alberta to Vic and Izetta Bignell, she was raised at the Chiswick Coal Mine that her parents ran. When she was five they moved to the Westwood area where she attended school and when the family moved to a different farm, she attended Imogen School and then finished at Gadsby School. Before she was married she worked at Hoopfers’ Store in Gadsby and the Treasury Branch in Stettler. In 1958 she married Jim Blackmore and they moved to Jim’s farm where they resided their entire married life and where they raised their three boys, leaving only after Jim’s death in 2009. Marian was very active in the different community clubs in and around Gadsby, she loved to play baseball and especially Bingo with her friends. Never did she turn down the chance to go to the Casino, going to Edmonton, Calgary or wherever the destination was. But she was always glad to come back home, to her house, her garden and her family. If you ever wanted to see Marion get excited, all you had to do is talk about her kids, grandkids and great grandson Jack. She will be missed by all those that loved her. She passed away at the Red Deer Hospital on April 10, 2014 at the age of seventy four years. Marian is survived by her sons Ray and Rene Blackmore of Botha, Darcy Blackmore and Rob Dame of Innisfail, Mike and Angela Blackmore of Stettler; grandchildren Robert, Travis and Leigh Anne, Scott and Krista, Tim and Melanie, Izetta and Kevin, Jeri, Holly and Ariel; great grandson Jack; sisters Joyce and Bill Hansel, Betty Stotz; brother in law Butch Blackmore; special cousin Doreen Potvin. Predeceased by her parents Vic and Izetta, husband Jim, sister Audrey (Bill) Boyd, brother in law Ed Stotz and the Blackmore family gone before. Funeral services were held at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 led by Verna Rock; grandson Robert Blackmore gave a tribute to those in attendance. Interment took place at Omega Cemetery. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by Teresa’s Catering. Memorial donations may be made to Omega Cemetery or Alberta Diabetes. Condolences may be sent to the family at


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