Marie Elizabeth Trautman

Marie Elizabeth Trautman


It is with profound sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Marie Elizabeth Trautman. Marie passed away at the Rocky Mountain Village in Fernie, BC on Thursday, October 30th at the age of 89. Marie was born in Kitchener, ON to parents Addison and Maryann Scherer on May 22, 1925.

On October 10, 1970, Marie found the happiness she deserved when she married her soul mate and the love of her life, Howard Trautman. Together the couple raised their growing family; supporting each other through the celebrations and challenges life brought their way. In 1993, Howard and Marie moved from Kitchener to Fernie, enjoying life’s simple pleasures; daily walks, playing cards, attending church, and enjoying weekly Sunday brunches with their daughter Nancy and her family. In later years, with declining health, the couple moved into Rocky Mountain Village where Marie was among the favorites of the staff who grew to love her.

Marie will be lovingly remembered as a sweet, gentle woman who always had a cheerful smile and a kind word. Her life is a wonderful legacy of love and treasured memories for those she leaves behind.

Marie will be deeply missed by her husband Howard; her children: Bruce (Brenda) Williams, Sandra (George) Barlen, Gary Trautman, Nancy (Daniel) Kurschenska, and Paul Trautman; 12 precious grandchildren and 4 beautiful great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, step-brothers Leo and Carl Scherer, her daughter Carol-Ann Braby and son-in-law David Braby, grandchildren Michael, Cynthia-Lou and Cheryl-Lyn Braby, and 2 sons, David Williams and Frank Trautman.

Following a Funeral Mass at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Fernie, Marie will be laid to rest at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Kitchener. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in your area.

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