Mary (Marie) Teresa Strauss (Merrins)

February 20, 1946 - January 19, 2024
January 25, 2024 17 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

On January 19, 2024, Mary (Marie) Teresa Strauss (Merrins) passed away at the age of 77 years old.

She leaves to mourn her six children: Lauretta (Brad) Strauss, Pauline Strauss, Elizabeth (Rick) Henderson, Joe (Debby) Strauss, James (Jody) Strauss and Marie (Robinder) Strauss; eight grandchildren; five sisters: Kathleen Oswald, Anne Moore, Eileen Merrins, Betty Merrins, Perry O'Rourke; her brother Vincent Merrins and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, Ireland and abroad.

Marie Strauss was predeceased by parents Mary Merrins and Micheal Merrins; her first husband, Leonard Strauss; her partner Hugh Stewart; her brothers, John, Tony and Christopher and her grandson Jayden.

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday February 8, 2024 11:00AM
St. Charles Catholic Church
17511 112 Street, Edmonton, AB

Holy Cross Cemetery
14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton, AB.

If friends so desire, donations can be made directly to Alzheimer Society of Alberta or the Edmonton Food Bank.

In honor of Marie's beloved home country of Ireland, the family invite those who attend the service to wear something green.


  1. Pauline, Amberly and all the Strauss family my deepest condolences to you all. Your beloved mother is gone but will always live in the wonderful memories you all created with her through her lifetime.

    May God give you all strength in your time of sorrow. May she Rest in Peace 🙏🌹

  2. Our sincere condolences to the family. At a time like this one remembers the good times and the visits we had over the years.

    Howard and Sherrill

    • Sincere condolences to Marie’s family may she rest in peace

  3. Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Deepest sympathy to all Marie’s family.

    • Sending our thoughts and prayers to Marie’s family at this heartbreaking time. May she rest in peace.
      Denise, Mac and Dylan

  5. My condolences to Marie and her family. I was lucky enough to meet Marie on her last trip to her home place in Kildoon Ireland. Marie was a lovely lady. Rip.

  6. May u rest in peace marie

  7. Deepest sympathy to all the family and friends

  8. We are so deeply sorry and saddened by Marie’s passing. She was a wonderful woman to write letters home to all of us in Ireland over the years. A gentle yet formidable lady who has earned enduring respect from those around her for all that she achieved in life. May she rest peacefully.

    Ceol na n-aingeal go gcloise sí,
    Solas na bhflaitheas go bhfeice sí,
    Agus leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aici. Amen.

  9. My Marie rest in peace , Sending prayers and thoughts to all her family here in Kildoon and in Canada .

  10. Deepest condolences to the Strauss and Merrins Family’s on the sad loss of Mother and Sister Marie Strauss. May Marie’s in Peace in Heaven with the Lord and his Blessed Mother .R.i.P Marie o

  11. My deepest sympathy to the Strauss & Merrins family during this sad time. I will be praying for you all here in Kildoon today and in the weeks ahead. I know Marie’s journey in life will get her the best seat in heaven with everyone that has gone before her.

  12. May your kind and gentle soul rest in peace Marie. Our sincere condolences to all your family . Marie was a kind gentle lady and will be sadly missed.
    Rest easy 🙏

  13. Sending sincere condolences and lots of love to all the family at this devastating time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  14. Sincere condolences to all the family on the sad passing of Auntie Marie . May her gentle soul rest in peace 💚

  15. Sincere condolences to all Marie’s family. May her soul rest in peace

Leave a message of Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *