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Marcella Schnarr

Marcella Helen Schnarr

Wednesday, December 10th, 1919 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Schnarr, Marcella Helen (nee Uhrig)
1919 – 2020
On Tuesday, July 28th, our 100-year-old mother died peacefully, surrounded by the love of her children. Marcie is joyful to join Joe, her much-loved husband for over 58 years (2000). A lifelong resident of Waterloo Region, she was an extraordinary mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, role model, and the family rock.

She is lovingly remembered by her devoted children Jim (Darlene 2008), Mary Ann (Richard Wolfe), Carolyn (Clem Baumtrog), David (Heather), her adoring grandchildren Jacqui (Peter Knipfel), Dwayne (Michelle) Schnarr, Paul (Tracy) Schnarr, Michael Wolfe (Stephanie), Natalie (Matt Williamson), JP Wolfe, Jeff Haller (Nicole), Jenn (Dave Buchanan) and Colin (Justine) Detzler, and great grandchildren: Nathan, Meghan, Kady, Cameron, Adam, Matthew, Victoria, Jacob, Daniel, and Lucas.

Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Uhrig, Siblings, Charles (Wanda) Uhrig, Donelda (Pete Ataman), Mary (Art Steinke), George (Winnie) Uhrig, Bernard (Orilla) Uhrig, Eileen (Harold White) and Harold (Jean) Uhrig, sisters-in-law Margaret Schnarr, Marie (Bob Tolmie), Frances (George Carter). She was the last surviving member of her family's generation. She is also remembered by many nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed during her lifetime.

Marcie was a comfort and inspiration to all her family. She loved to learn and experience life to its fullest. She was a DIYer and in her spare time she took multiple creative courses and became an expert of so many things: sewing, embroidery, millinery, smocking, knitting, crocheting, bread making, baking, cake decorating, gardening, canning, crafting of all kinds, macramé, ceramics, and shared those skills by making and giving gifts. Marcie was a volunteer at the Owl’s Nest with Waterloo Senior Citizens for over 25 years. She also enjoyed activities at St. Agnes RC Church, and the Knights of Columbus Waterloo.

She also took secretarial courses and worked alongside her husband in his construction business. Together they enjoyed sports activities and recreation... card games, dart clubs, walking, ice-skating, golfing, swimming, car rallies, bowling, curling competitively (KW Granite Club), and cross-country skiing, and activities with the Blue Top Hunt Club. They loved to entertain and regularly opened their home in Waterloo and at Paradise Lake to family and friends. For almost 50 years they travelled widely in North America, Europe, and South America.

We all have countless amazing memories of our wonderful times together. Nothing was more important to Marcie than her family and friends and she was generous and kind to all. The family appreciates her devoted care for Joe throughout his decades with Parkinson’s disease. She was gracious and funny and everyday her goal was to make someone smile with her wit and little sayings. She was the port in a storm.

Special thanks to A.R. Goudie PeopleCare staff (reception, recreation, Dr. Jagas, especially nursing and support staff on the third floor). Cremation has taken place. Marcie’s family will receive relatives and friends from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9th at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener, 519-749-8467. On Monday, August 10th a mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. St. Mark’s RC Church at 55 Driftwood Dr, Kitchener, with Fr. Stephen Murrin as celebrant. Interment to follow at Parkview Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, friends and relatives must RSVP to attend the visitation and service and face masks are mandatory. Those unable to attend may view the mass via the following livestream link: https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Parkinson’s Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul, the Food Bank, or Goodwill would be appreciated. Visit henrywalser.com to view Marcie’s memorial and to RSVP your attendance.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 9th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, August 9th, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
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  • Service

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mark Roman Catholic Parish
    55 Driftwood Drive
    Kitchener, ON N2N 3A2
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  • Interment

    Parkview Cemetery
    335 University Avenue E.
    Waterloo, ON N2K 4P4
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Bruce Uhrig

Posted at 09:12am
We were so sorry to here of Aunt Marcie's passing. What a wonderful life well lived! She will be truly missed by Family and Friends.
With deepest sympathy,
Bruce, Janis, Scott, Jessie, Oliver and Maylee Uhrig

Patricia Tolmie

Posted at 01:29pm
Marcie was my aunt (her husband Joe was my mother's brother) and my godmother. Most of my memories of her date from my childhood, with unfortunately only a few from later years, and those memories are very fond ones. I especially loved Marcie's sense of humour and her dry wit. She was kind and generous and struck me as being highly efficient. My sincere condolences to my cousins -- Jim, MaryAnn, Carolyn and David -- and to all Marcie's extended family for their loss. How lucky you were to have her in your lives for so long!

Pat Tolmie

Jaye K

Posted at 01:26pm
Condolences to the entire Schnarr family in the passing of such a lovely lady. Marcie will be fondly remembered for her spirit and kind words spoken as she attended the Wednesday Owl's Nest Craft group for many, many years. 'back in the day it was fun to witness the ladies chatting about days gone by, crafting their craft and then going about selling it at our annual craft sale. These days are long gone, however, we will always remember the people who were there every week sharing stories and building friendships. Marcie has left many memories in that room and we know she is smiling over the fun had while there. May she Rest In Peace and thank you for sharing your loved one with us, she was a beautiful soul!

Jaye Kuntz
City of Waterloo - Senior Programs

Bill Uhrig

Posted at 06:25pm
Marcie was my fathers first cousin, Bill Uhrig his father was John Henry brother of Joseph Phillip. To my knowledge Marcie was
the last of her and my fathers generation. I send my sympathy to the family who have lost their family "Rudder" She certainly
lived a long and exciting life to say the least. Hold on to all those good memories and she will always be with you.
Your cousin
Bill Uhrig Jr. Milton,Ontario

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