PETRIE, Mary (Marie) Louise (nee Altrogge)
Marie Petrie passed away peacefully, surrounded by love at the Stratford General Hospital, on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the age of 93. Born in Cudworth, Saskatchewan in 1922, daughter of the late Hubert Altrogge and Josephine Kuemper. Beloved wife of the late Emerson (Bud) Petrie. Marie is survived by three daughters; Rosemarie (Earl) Hyde, Nancy (Paul) Witschi and Charlene Schumm. She is also survived by three sons; Terry Petrie, Brian (Cheryl) Petrie and Mark Petrie. Marie was also blessed with 12 wonderful grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren all of whom she adored. She is also survived by many wonderful family members in Saskatchewan; a sister, Leona Temple and her family and two brothers, Edward (Verna) Altrogge and his family and Ervine (Shirley) Altrogge and his family. She was pre-deceased by her beloved sister Veronica (Fronie) Reynaud. Marie grew up in rural Saskatchewan where, as the oldest of five children in the family, she was responsible for helping to run the family farm…cooking, baking, milking the cows, gathering wood etc. But when the chores and homework were done for the day, she spent her time playing guitar, playing the organ and having fun with her brothers and sisters which often meant a game of baseball if they could find some more kids from the neighboring farms. Family was important and she never forgot that. It was something she passed along to her own family. She attended Hoodoo school, a small, rural schoolhouse to which she walked 4 miles there and 4 miles home each day when the weather was good. In the winter though, she got to ride to school in a caboose. But it wasn’t until she was 18 years old that she took her first real train ride to Saskatoon. She lived and worked there…her and a friend, on their own in the big city. She always loved an adventure and wasn’t afraid of being first in line for one. She always wanted to become a nurse and even volunteered at the hospital in Munster but before she could pursue a nursing career, she met a tall, handsome man from Ontario. Marie met Bud at a dance in Cudworth in 1948. After a whirlwind romance, Marie was on a Greyhound bus, bound for Stratford. Six children and 31 years later, she lost her tall, handsome man. On November 21, 2015, Marie and Bud were finally together again. Friends may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford on Tuesday, November 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with parish prayers at 1:45 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11 am with Fr. Dick Bester officiating. A reception will be held at the funeral home following the Funeral Liturgy. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the VON Sakura House through the funeral home. 519.271.7411
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
2-4 pm and 7-9 pm
Parish Prayers at 1:45 pm

Funeral Liturgy
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11 am
W.G. Young Funeral Home

W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre

Avondale Cemetery
4 Avondale Ave., Stratford

Memorial Donations
VON Sakura House

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