Beloved wife of the late John George Steer.
Loving mother of Janet Merklinger (Norm Clark), John, Jim (Sue), and Jane (Brooke Thackray).
Cherished grandma of Jeff, Brian, David (Amanda) Merklinger and Justin, Megan, Carly and Madeleine Thackray.
Much loved great-grandma of Abigayle, Liam and Evelyn Merklinger.
She will be greatly missed by all her extended family and friends. Marie was born in Windsor and was one of six children. She married her childhood sweetheart and together they raised four children.
Marie moved to Toronto with her family in 1974 and quickly made many friends through her quilting group and bowling clubs. She was known for her love of cooking and baking, especially her garlic bread and apple pie.
Marie had a sense of humour like no other and her laugh was infectious.
Her grandchildren were taught how to play cards at a young age and were worthy opponents to her competitive nature whether it be a simple game of gin or hand and foot. She had a large group of close friends in Windsor with whom she kept in contact throughout her life. We know that she has finally been reunited with her husband Jack, and is at peace.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel at 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 1415 Royal York Rd., on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11 a.m.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.