Muriel was born on January 29th, 1926 in Birkenhead Cheshire England to Edith Lee Docherty and Albert Docherty. Muriel went to school at Oxton Christ Church later on she went to Brassy Street Secondary school to finish her schooling by the time she was finished the war had started in Sept 1939. Muriel worked for the co-op till 1940. In 1943 she met the love of her life Francis Hall from Canada they didn’t get to see much of each other but in 1944 June 6th D-Day Frank went to France, while on leave in Nov he asked Muriel to marry him. Muriel got married on Jan 12th 1946. Frank came back to Canada in April Muriel followed in July. She left England from Liverpool her home port, Muriel came across on the ship Leticia in July 11th with all the other war brides landed in Halifax July 19th 1946. From there Muriel took a train it was a 3 day trip to Winnipeg where Frank met up with her there .In 1948 they bought a farm in the McKay school district. When Muriel came to Canada Frank was working for Carl Cook and his wife Mae who had a large family called the Beal’s family and they welcomed Muriel in open arms as one of their own. Muriel had 2 boys Robert and Carl. When Frank died Muriel moved into Bowsman where she spent 28 years and the other year and a half was in the Pioneer Lodge in Minitonas. We all remember conversations with Muriel about when she first came here to Canada from England, she was amazing woman. Muriel was a very loving caring person who loved her Boys and all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Muriel passed away peacefully with her son Carl and grandchildren by her side. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
Muriel was predeceased by her Mother and Father, Sisters Peggy, Joyce and Brother John, Her husband Frank, her son Robert and daughter in law Gail. She survived by her son Carl (shelly) and her grandchildren Andrew, Richard ( Deane), Amanda (Marcus), Steven (Jen), Carla (Gary), and great grandchildren Kevin, Rebecca, Brenden, Joey, Gavin, Ben, Katelyn, Ashley, Amy, Mason, Larrisa, Hailey and great- great-grandchild Grayson
Cremation has taken place at
Heritage Memorial Gardens,
Swan River, Manitoba.
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