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Marjorie Gwendolyn (Gwen) Neuert
October 14, 1924 - January 7, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">Gwen was born on October 14, 1924 to Elizabeth and Jack Parker at Ninga, Manitoba. She spent the first 12 years of her life in that area before the family left for the West Coast. She worked for the Hudson&rsquo;s Bay Company, where she met her future husband, Alan. Alan enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and Gwen did her part getting work at the Boeing factory as a driller at Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. Gwen and Alan were married in 1946, and in 1950 their daughter, Marilyn, was born, followed by their son, John, in 1954. Alan continued to work for Hudson&rsquo;s Bay, and he and the family were transferred with great regularity from coast to coast and back again. Mom was a real trooper to travel across Canada with her family, and kept a loving home for us all. The family spent many years in Red Deer, where Gwen and Alan became involved in the community, especially with the Chamber of Commerce. Gwen perfected the role of a warm and inviting hostess and worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone felt welcomed and at ease in their home. <br />The Neuert family eventually settled in Calgary, where Gwen and Alan spent their golden years. As with her children, Gwen was very involved with her grandchildren throughout the years, sewing costumes, driving to various activities, attending sporting events, baking treats for special school occasions, learning to expertly decorate birthday cakes, and always being available to help out. Her grandchildren especially enjoyed her imaginative ideas and creative spirit. It did not matter to whom she was attending; if Gwen chose to spend her time with someone, the lucky recipient was sure to get the best of her love and doting attention.<br />Gwen was predeceased by Alan in March, 2000, after 53 years of marriage. She spent many hours nursing him at home and by his side in the hospital. After his passing, Gwen was determined to continue to live her life to the fullest. As a reflection of her adventurous spirit, she embarked on many tours of exotic locales, well into her seventies.<br />In 2007 she chose to move into an independent senior&rsquo;s facility, where she continued to enjoy participating in various activities and travel. She was an avid reader, and loved to share books with her friends, children and grandchildren. She was a real leader, and made her mark on both her fellow residents and the staff alike with her pleasant manner, sense of humour, kindness, and warm smile.<br />Gwen is survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Jim) Lindgren and family: Brian (Kim &ndash; Haedan, Evangelene, Ashlynn, and Aster) of St. Albert; Paul (Barb &ndash; Izaac) of Red Deer; and Jeff (Amanda) of Red Deer. She is also survived by her son John (Sylvia) and family: Stephanie (Chris &ndash; Aria) Desmarais of Calgary; Mark Neuert (Tara Farrell) of London, Ontario. A sister, Connie Johnson, two brothers-in-law, Gordon Neuert and Peter Sievenpiper, a sister-in-law, Joy Parker and many nieces and nephews in B.C., Washington state, Cape Breton, and Australia will also miss her and her loving manner. <br />The family would like to particularly acknowledge and thank Gwen&rsquo;s caregivers at the Beverly Centre &ndash; Lake Midnapore for the compassionate care they provided our mother during her 10-month stay in their facility.<br />Mom&rsquo;s Celebration of Life will occur Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in Mom&rsquo;s name to the Canadian Diabetes Association.<br />Gwen was a wonderful combination of seemingly effortless grace, beauty, elegance, and warmth. <br /></div>