FRYER, Maurine Edith


Maurine Edith Fryer
March 14, 1921 ~ June 20, 2022

On June 20, 2022 Maurine Edith, age 101, went to be with God. She was predeceased by her siblings, twin sister Audrey and brother Beverley, her husband Harold, and her son James. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathleen (Ronald) Weisner and Beverley Jean (Alexander) Galbraith, and daughter-in-law Mary Anne (James) Fryer. She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Lianne (Christopher) Grogan, Jeffrey (Stacey) Fryer, Michael (Sarah) Weisner, Stephen (Kelly) Fryer, and Kimberly Raju, and seven great-grandchildren — Janani, Kailash, Brendan, Cameron, Lauren, Thomas and Zoe. Also two nieces, Susan and Caren, and two nephews, Robert and Terrence.

Maurine was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, just 15 minutes after her identical twin sister Audrey. The two were very close in life, and married brothers. The unusual spelling of her name Maurine came from her mother’s favourite poem, “Ma Belle Maurine.” Her marriage in 1941 to Harold took her to many places across Canada, with a long residence on the lower mainland, where she captained a Girl Guide company and worked for a while as payroll officer at Canada Post Vancouver. In 1974, a close friend introduced Maurine and Harold to Salt Spring Island. They loved the island and spent their retirement years enjoying the place and people. For many years, Maurine contributed hand-knit items to the Salt Spring Fall Fair and was justly proud of her ribbons. All who knew her and counted her as a friend will miss her down-to-earth philosophies and her keen sense of humour.

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