Marianne Nissen

April 2, 2021
1936-2021 ~ Marianne (Lindeis) Nissen, 84, beloved and devoted wife and mother, died at home on April 2, 2021 with her husband Dieter, daughters Monica and Sylvia, and son Michael by her side.
Born in Bavaria, Germany to parents Ida and Joseph Lindeis, she was the youngest of five siblings; Anni, Ida, Lorenz and Joseph. She grew up in a close- knit family with loving parents, with lots of time spent in the abundance of the family garden.
She apprenticed and worked as a dental assistant, and later immigrated to Canada, arriving in Montreal in 1958. She learned English and trained in Montessori, working with children at pre-school and at the Children’s Hospital. Part of a ski group enjoying the Laurentians, she met Dieter, and they married in 1962. They spent weekends building their country place with friends on Lake Champlain.
Marianne and Dieter moved to Rosemere in the early 1970’s, and had three children. Marianne treasured family camping trips every summer, exploring new places. She volunteered at the elementary school, and in preparing meals for seniors. She was an excellent cook, and took great pleasure in music, often listening to a concert or CBC program on the radio while lling the kitchen with delicious food.
Marianne had great interest in and curiosity for people, and a memory for names and people’s interests and stories What mattered the most to her was family and friendships. She was content with simple pleasures, among them the importance of holidays, traditions and family meals.
Marianne had a keen appreciation for nature and connection to the seasons, celebrating each in quiet simple ways. She was a thoughtful gardener, and enjoyed learning about flowers and birds. She loved walks in the woods, cross country skiing, visits to a cabane a sucre, and picking apples in the orchard in autumn.
In 2017, she and Dieter sold the family home and moved on to their next adventure, relocating to Nelson to be close to their daughters. Marianne appreciated outings in the Kootenay landscapes and was pleased to connect with new friends through Learning in Retirement, a German singing group, and church and arts events in the community.
Marianne had grace and courage through her cancer journey. Her gentle, kind, understanding, loving and cheerful way is extraordinarily missed and lives on in the hearts of her family and those who knew her. Obituary


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