Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Friday, April 13, 2018
John Black United Memorial Church
898 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada





It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marie Alvarez (nee Peterson) at the young age of 68. She passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Sunday, April 1, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was dearly loved and will be fondly remembered by many.


Marie is survived by her husband Angel; her daughter Sandra Serafin-Hill (Scott); her son Frank Serafin (Alysa); her grandchildren Owen, Ethan, Madeline, Stephanie, Ellie, Scott, and Holly; her brother, Harry (Kari) Peterson; her mother-in-law, Jean Serafin; nephews Jeremy, Bradley (Jen), David, Brad, and Quentin; nieces Maggie (Claude), Michelle (Greg), Tammy, and Charity; grandnieces Abbie and Leah; grandnephew Henry; brother-in-law’s; sister-in-law’s; extended family, and close friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Serafin.


Marie was born on January 24, 1950 in Regina, Saskatchewan. She was an avid reader and loved starting her day with a cup of Red Rose tea and the newspaper. She also enjoyed reading romance novels and took a book with her wherever she went. Marie also loved going to the lake to fish on the pier in Gimli with a book by her side. She enjoyed watching television, some of her favorite shows were CSI, Dexter and Game of Thrones.


The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of U3 in the Geriatric Rehabilitation ward at Seven Oaks Hospital for the care and kindness given to Marie during her stay.


A service celebrating Marie’s life will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 am, at John Black United Memorial Church, 898 Henderson Hwy, with Minister Cathy officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Marie’s memory to the Crohns and Colitis foundation, 3310 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3K 0Z1.

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