September 12, 1939 – October 4, 2018
Marne was born in Stettler, Alberta, the first of the five children of Lawrence and Elizabeth Tippie. She was eager to leave her parents’ farm and got married at 16 to Fergus Erickson and remained so for 35 years.
In finding her second husband, Tory (Thorsten) Korner, Marne was able to leave her past behind her, and found a partner more suitable to her own unique style, smarts, and sharp wit. She and Tory spent more than two happy decades together, being inseparable from start to finish. Marne’s love of Tory, and his of her, was plain for all to see.
Marne believed in the value of hard work, a clean home and, most importantly, high ideals. She was smart, opinionated, perceptive, and could also be, in turns, whimsical, skeptical, and encouraging. She loved good design and was an expert sewer with an eye for fine style and sharp fashion. This led her to enrolling in Capilano College in her mid-30s in order to obtain a Diploma in Fine Arts.
Marne never met a swatch of colourful or flamboyant material that she didn’t either want to own or envision how it could be put use in a beautiful piece of clothing. One son commented that he had the greatest shirts ever worn by a boy in middle school.
She leaves behind her beloved Tory; and children, Marc Erickson, Jay (Elisa) Walker, Shelley Erickson, and Scott Erickson. Also Linda Erickson, and sisters Sharon (Ralph), Carol (Steve) and Kathy; grandchildren Kerry, Serena, Will and Alec Erickson; nieces and nephews; and others.
She was much loved, and is irreplaceable.
The family would like to thank the staff at Regina General Hospital, and the nurses and doctors there, in particular, for their excellent care during her last days there. The family further wishes to acknowledge Dr. Ming-Fok for his fine care as well.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Vancouver, at Easter 2019. For information please call or text Shelley Erickson at 1-250-572-1448.