Marrion Esther Baatz
May 4, 1930 to March 5, 2013
Marrion Baatz (nee Fleming) has left her family and the congregation of Zion United Church here on Earth to join the Lord’s congregation in Heaven. Born near Canwood, SK and raised in Makwa, SK by a foster family, she moved to Vernon in 1946 to be with her dad, sister and brothers. After living in Penticton and Trail, Marrion came to Ashcroft in 1960 in order to meet and marry Fritz Baatz and put him out of his lonely bachelorhood. She enriched the world with 4 children who will miss her dearly, and were at her side when she peacefully took her leave. She will be remembered for her devotion and for her many services to the church, her community, her friends and her family.
Marrion is survived by her husband Fritz, her brothers Bill and Alf and her sister Ruth. Her children and grandchildren will miss her fierce hugs. Ernest (Sharon), Paul, John and Marianne (Steve) and grandchildren Amy, Tabitha, Tessa, Isaac and Hannah all have fond memories of their Oma.
A Celebration of Life will be held on March 16th at 1pm at the Ashcroft Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.