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Marnie Wylla Wichers

Marnie Wylla Wichers

November 6, 2022

Marnie Wylla Wichers

WICHERS, Marnie Wylla (Ramsbottom)

June 4, 1930 – November 6, 2022

Of Mount Forest, went home to be with her Lord at Louise Marshall Hospital on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Marnie was predeceased by her first husband, Birss Alexander (1977), and second husband, Fred Wichers (2013). Loving mother of Glen Alexander & wife Joanne, Wanda Wilson & husband Randy, Margaret Balfoort & husband Luuk, Henry Wichers & wife Lynn, Fred Wichers & wife Nikki, and Judy Wichers. Loving grandmother of Ginny Alexander (Mike), Shane Wilson (Steffi), Jeff Wilson (Melissa), Tracey Matthews (Scott), Micheal Balfoort (Lori), Paul Balfoort (Shannon), Melody Dekorte (Jason), John Balfoort (Danielle), Greg Balfoort (Shelagh), Peter Balfoort, Ryan Wichers (Christine), Chris Wichers (Kat), Jillian Schroeder (Mike), Rebecca Stewart (Rob), Brittany Walton (Chris), and Breanna Martel. Missed by 38 great-grandchildren. Survived by sisters Mary Sivill and Ethel Gillies, cousin Dariel Bateman, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Betty Sivill, brother Bill Ramsbottom, sister-in-law Marianne Ramsbottom, brothers-in-law Fred Sivill, Don Gillies and Robert Sivill.

Marnie was an incredible mother – dedicated to her family. She gave freely of her time, always welcomed visitors for dinner, shared her knowledge and love of canning and preserves, baking and so much more. Her passions included quilting and knitting – creating beautiful pieces for her family as well as Missions through her church. 

The funeral service will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 485 King Street East, Mount Forest, on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation at the church from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view livestream by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057424542022. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marnie are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 


To dear Wanda and Randy, Glen and Joanne, and all your kids and grandkids. We are so saddened for your recent loss and please know how much we care for you all, our wonderful neighbours. We met your Mom once in very recent years and what a spunky gal she was, it was such a pleasure to meet her. Our deepest condolences to you all. Much love and prayers for your dear Mom and all of you, Lois and Peter.

— Lois and Peter Goulding, December 9, 2022

We are sending sincere sympathy to all of Marnie's family on her passing. She was a wonderful, kind and thoughtful person. We loved seeing the three Ramsbottom sisters, Marnie, Mary and Etta, all with their beautiful curly hair, together.
We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Eleanor (Ellie Feairs) Mueller, Cambridge

— Eleanor Schnurr-Mueller, November 17, 2022

Judy, please accept our condolences on the passing of your step-mother. Well loved and a long life...

— Mireille and Randall Ash, November 15, 2022

Glen, Joanne, and family, please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother Marnie.

— Russ and Louise Alexander, November 15, 2022

So sorry for your loss, she was a special lady.
I remember the mittens she made for our children and grandchildren.
My son said he remembers her teaching them how to make pancakes one day.
I will miss my visits with her. You have our deepest sympathies.
Joyce & John McLean

— Joyce McLean, November 14, 2022

Our sincere condolences for your lose. We have very fond memories of Aunt Marnie as a creative quilter and knitter. Our last memory of Aunt Marnie was at Shawn Gillies birthday party sitting with her sisters Mary and Ethel. We will always remember her in our hearts.
With all our love,
John, Sylvie, Melanie & Johnny and Bradley Lindayen

— John Lindayen, November 13, 2022

My sincere condolences. Ethel& Mary,Glen Joanne, Wanda& Randy and all the families. Rick Harper.

— Rick Hatper, November 11, 2022

Glen & Joanne, Wanda & Randy & families…sincere condolences on the loss of a beautiful lady…Marnie will be missed by many…Mom & Dad had so many good times with the Ramsbottom girls over the years…Dad always felt very close to his cousins. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all @ this sad time.

— Brian & Marilynne Adams, November 10, 2022

Glen and Joanne,
May your memories comfort you at this time.
Our sincere condolences to the family.
Merv and Helen

— Helen, November 10, 2022

My sincere condolences to all the family of Marnie. She was a lovely lady and will be missed.


— Sheila Verwey, November 10, 2022

Marnie was a joy to be with. She seldom concerned herself with things personal and often had some words of wisdom to share. She loved Jesus which always warmed our conversations. She is now at rest in his lovely presence.

— Bob and Alison Coutts, November 9, 2022

We will miss our wonderful neighbour and our tea and cookies. Lily will miss seeing Grandma Marnie. What a lucky family to have all the memories to share. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Bob, Marj and Lily

— Marjorie, Bob Young, and Lily, November 9, 2022

Our condolences to the family ❤️

Han and Lianne
From Holland
We met Marnie in 2012

— Lianne and Han Polling (Waninge), November 9, 2022

Sending our deepest condolences. Marnie was such a lovely person to know. Always a beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Al and Ruth McEachern

— Al and Ruth McEachern, November 9, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Marnie was such a good friend. She'd have you come for a visit, stay for lunch and I treasured the many car rides. I will miss you Marnie.

— Isabel Black Primmer, November 9, 2022

Glen, Joanne and Family so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts are with you

— Karen Rave, November 9, 2022

Marnie was a lady our family loved very much,we had many lovely meals with her, Fred and her wonderful pies! Thanking the Lord for her servants heart and now she is receiving her eternal reward. Peter and Ruth Weber

— Ruth, November 8, 2022

Glen and Joanne and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Carl & Wendy Abbott

— Carl & Wendy Abbott, November 8, 2022

To Marnie's Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Marnie.
Joan McIntyre
Cindy Bayer

— Cindy Bayer, November 8, 2022

Our condolences to each of the family although we don’t know many of you. She was such a lovely woman with a heart ❤️ of gold. You were blessed and privileged to have her as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

— Les@Carolyn Martin, November 8, 2022

We offer our condolences to Glen, Joanne, Wanda, Randy and all of Marnie’s family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Sincerely Joe and Faye

— Joe and Faye Meulensteen, November 8, 2022

Shane and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers for your comfort.

— Janifer, November 8, 2022

Marnie and Fred were wonderful next door neighbours to our parents, Harry and Janet Mather. They were very caring and thoughtful and we know our parents enjoyed their company and support .. and baking!! Condolences to Marnie’s family! She seemed like the quintessential Grandma and I am sure she will missed by you all.
The Mather Family

— Ruth (Mather) Halford, November 8, 2022

To all of the family...
Just want to let you know that I am thinking of you all at this sad time.
Marnie was such a lovely lady. I always enjoyed her conversations. Always a big smile to greet you when we would meet each other.
She will truly be missed by her family,
friends and community and I know she will live on through her beautiful family.
God bless you all. Stay safe and healthy...love from Trina

— Trina Larter, November 8, 2022

To Glen and Wanda: I am so thrilled your Mom has gone to be with the Lord but you will miss her along with all your family. I will pray that the Lord will send you His comfort and peace.

— Meg Pritty, November 8, 2022

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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