Marvin Donald Dunbar
Marvin Donald Dunbar passed peacefully on to his heavenly home the morning of Monday, October 9th, 2023 at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw, SK – exactly 11 months after his wife, Darlene.
Marv was born January 4th, 1942 to Albert and Leila Dunbar in Osnabruck, ON. He attended Lorne Park College for his final year of high school where he met his future wife, Darlene. They were married in Huntsville, ON in May 1964 and lived in Stoney Creek, ON when their first child, Kathy, was born in 1967. About that time, Marv started his career with Bell Canada as a telephone installer. Their son, Jay, arrived in December 1970 and by then they had bought their first home in Smithville, ON. Their youngest daughter, Bethany, joined their family in 1979 and they relocated to Beamsville, ON in 1984. Marv retired from Bell in 1997 and enjoyed some travels with their camper van and trailer. In 2007, Marv and Darlene moved to Saskatchewan to live nearer to their kids and grandkids, both in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Marv will be lovingly remembered by his family, children: Kathy and Doug Dobrenski, Jay and Lori Dunbar, Bethany and Justin Daechsel; grandchildren: Jessica, Cole, Cody, Gillian, Kaila, Emily, Keyanna, Jude, Kamea, Elliana, Solomon, and Isaiah; and 6 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Marv’s Life will be held on Thursday, October 12th, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Wicks will officiate and interment will take place at Caronport Cemetery. A Time of Visitation for Family and Friends will be held on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. For friends and family who are unable to attend you are invited to view the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Marv’s name may be made to Briercrest College and Seminary, 510 College Drive, Caronport, SK S0H 0S0 or Prairie College, PO Box 4000, Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Cara Ashworth, Funeral Director 306-693-4550