In Memory of Marlene
Raniere, Marlene, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital surrounded by her family on May 22, 2018, at the age of 80.
Born in Mulgrave, NS, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret “Peg” (Gillis) MacGillivray.
Marlene will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 60 years Raymond Raniere, children: Deb (Bill) Chaisson, Darlene Raniere, Tracey (Darren) Swansburg, grandchildren: Alyson Raniere, Rachael Chaisson, Scott Chaisson, Chris Goguen (Kim), Stephanie Conlin (Nick), Roland LeBlanc, Raymond LeBlanc, Austin Swansburg, Evan Swansburg, and her great-grandchildren: Hannah, Adam, Emma, Abbie, Xander, Brooklyn and Maddison.
She is also remembered by her sister: Carolyn White, daughter-in-law: Judy Raniere, sister-in-laws: Anne MacGillivray and Valerie Palmerter, and brother-in-laws: Robert Raniere (Mary), Allan Raniere (Lyse), Peter Richard, Eric Porter, and her many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents Marlene was predeceased by her son, Gerald “Gerry” Raniere, brothers: Blaise MacGillivray, Harold MacGillivray, sisters: Stella Smith, Margaret Ellen Langille and her infant sisters Rodna, Tonya and Mary.
Marlene grew up in the New Glasgow area and worked as a waitress in the Royal Suites until she met her husband. Marlene and Ray started their courtship in April 1957, married in November 1957, and moved to Halifax and then to Moncton in 1958 where they settled and raised their family.
Marlene worked as a waitress at Heinz restaurant, as well as worked and retired from Paramount Theatre. Marlene and Ray must have loved children because they raised four! Upon retirement, she started her real career caring for her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the grandchildren of friends. This was by far her favourite job as she had a great business partner – her husband Ray. They both enjoyed being with children during the day, but then sending them home at the end of the day!
Marlene enjoyed playing darts during her younger years, entering in annual tournaments and winning many trophies. What made her successful in winning those tournaments was not her competitive nature, but her love of dressing up and socializing with her friends.
Ray and his family extends a warm Thank You to the caring staff at the Moncton Hospital third floor and Dr. Phelan and the Palliative Care Team. Their kindness and compassion towards our beloved wife and mother during this difficult time was very much appreciated.
A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Fair Haven Chapel. Interment will take place in Fair Haven Cemetery. Donations in Marlene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Marlene Raniere 2018.source