Marion Best

Marion Bernice Best (nee Gerrie) passed away peacefully on November 29, 2018, at the age of 92.  Marion was born in Moose Jaw on April 27, 1926 and spent her early years on the family homestead on the 8 mile road.  She and her sisters Jean and Nora attended Carmel School before moving into Moose Jaw, where they attended the Convent of Sion, and worked at Johnstone Dairies serving ice cream.  During this time, she met Roy Best at Temple Gardens, and this began a lifetime of dancing.  They were married in 1948 and eventually settled on Second Ave. N.E. where they raised their family.  She and Roy loved to dance and spent many Saturday evenings with friends socializing and dancing. After Roy’s passing, Marion was a billet for the Warriors for many years.  She enjoyed attending Warriors games, often with a grandchild or two in tow, and was a member of the Warriors Booster Club.   She was also a member of Zion United Church, the UCW, and the Mizpah Chapter of the Eastern Star. Marion was very active and fit, attending aquafit, yoga and walking in Wakamow into her eighties.  Predeceased by her parents, Rodger and Bernice Gerrie; her husband Roy; sisters Jean Bunnell and Nora Richards, she is survived by her family:  Barry (Dianna) – Moose Jaw; Glenn (Jan) – Cairns, Australia; Joan (Rod) Randolph – Sherwood Park, AB; Bonni – Cairns, Australia; Donna (Mark) Forbes, and Kevin (Christy) – all of Moose Jaw; fourteen grandchildren:  Matt and Rebecca Best; Denis, Todd and Riley Best; Jason (Renee), Derrick, Brad (Dana), and Kerri Kettlewell; Zach and Maddie Howarth; Kandra and Halle Forbes; and Cullen Best;  great-grandchildren: Hunter Kettlewell; Scott, Brooke and Cole and Summer Kettlewell; Kassia Hales and Montana Kettlewell; and Nate, Sienna and Scarlett Kettlewell; many special nieces and nephews, and other extended family.  A Celebration of Marion’s Life will take place at Zion United Church on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  Della Ferguson will officiate. Following cremation, Marion will be placed beside Roy at Prairie Memorial Columbarium.  The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of Extendicare for their kind and loving care of our Mom.  In living memory of Marion, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at or (Obituaries). Kelly Scott, Funeral Director.