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MONAGHAN, Muriel Blanche

Muriel Blanche Monaghan, 1929-2019. (via Schoening Funeral Service)

Muriel Blanche Monaghan: Sept. 9, 1929 - June 10, 2019

It is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to Muriel Blanche Monaghan, age 89 years. Muriel passed away surrounded by her family, at the Gemstone Care Facility in Kamloops. 

She was born in Leask, Sask. on Sept. 9, 1929, the sixth of 12 children.

Muriel leaves behind her three daughters Judy (Gordon) Wanner, Jacqueline (Ken) Johnson and Nora (Russell) Melnyk and eight grandchildren Ashley, Bridget, Tyler, Riley, Brenden, Darby, Kelly and Anthony. Mom was predeceased by her husband Patrick, parents and her siblings.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. Muriel worked at Continental Can in Calgary and waitressed for many years in Banff and Jasper. She also worked in the grocery stores in many northern Saskatchewan mining towns.

Mom married dad, Patrick Monaghan, on Feb. 19, 1966, in Cassiar, B.C. Three girls were to follow, with a move to Logan Lake and then to Ireland. They returned to Logan Lake in 1974. Dad passed away in 2004. In 2011, she moved to River Bend in Kamloops, and in January of 2018 came to make her home at Gemstone.

We would like to thank the staff at Gemstone for looking after mom and to Dr. Howie for all his assistance.

Monsignor Jerry Desmond will celebrate the Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 635 Tranquille Road, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. A reception will be held in the parish centre at the conclusion of the Mass.

Mom’s cremated remains will be placed with dad’s in the Whispering Pines Cemetery in Logan Lake following the reception.

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