Marianne Disterheft

Obituary of Marianne Disterheft

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DISTERHEFT MARIANNE, formerly of Ontario, passed away January 22, 2022, in the Aberdeen hospital, New Glasgow. Born July 1, 1929 in Landshut Germany and immigrating to Canada in 1954, she made both Ontario and Nova Scotia her home. Not being able to speak English when she came to Canada did not hold her back for long. She worked cleaning houses by day and took classes at night. This led her to a job working for Texaco and not too long after that, IBM head office in Toronto Ontario. At one point she was a supervisor for 80 women in the data entry department. She has also worked for Sobeys head office, Wearwell Garments and the deli department at Sobeys Archimedes Street. Known to her family as “Omie”, she was quick witted and feisty. She was aptly described by her doctor, saying she was, “Queen of her family domain”. She enjoyed life and lived it fully. In her younger years, she loved to be fashionable. She once drove her child’s bicycle to the store in her high heels and fur coat! Omie was a very kind, non-judgemental and giving lady. Her greatest pleasure came from being with her family and creating beautiful dolls and many other artisan worthy pieces; many of which she donated to different causes. She was very much loved and will be sadly missed. She is predeceased by her husband Donald MacKenzie, New Glasgow and her husband Robert Disterheft, Orillia Ontario. Sister Teresa “Thea” Bendert and sister Josephine “Pepi” Schultz, Landshut Germany. Her dearest friend Renate Lindner, Orillia Ontario. Step daughters, Mary and Sherry Disterheft, Ontario. She is survived by her sister Lisa Wohlshutz, Toronto, daughter Diane Wagg (Raymond), New Glasgow, son Gordon Waxl (Kathy) Marten River, Ontario and stepdaughter Anne Melanson, New Glasgow. Grandchildren Charlotte, Haley, Mitchell, Jordan, Jason, Vickie, Graham, Mark, Madeline, Devon. Her neighbor and friend Janet Farrell and also many loving great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held with her family in Marten River, Ontario. Sincerest thanks and gratitude to Dr. Mahsa Ghoreishi, Dr. Aulayne Jeans and the nurses at the Aberdeen hospital on 5 south. Donations can be made in her name to the Tearmann House, New Glasgow.

Donations in her memory may be made to Tearman House

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