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HAMANN, Marie Elizabeth

HAMANN, Marie Elizabeth

September 7, 1934 - July 24, 2019

Dark haired, beautiful and elegant, Marie Hamann was a beautiful woman. Marie born in Czechoslovakia was the third child born to Johann and Maria Atzesberger. In Vienna after the war, Marie learned to be a seamstress. In her new country Canada, Marie was an energetic, successful business/sales person, starting her career after emigrating from Vienna Austria in 1954 to Edmonton Alberta, at Birks Jewelers. Then, Marie was poached by a tiny shop called Coopers of Hollywood, situated right next door to the Rialto Theatre. Moving to British Columbia in the late 1960's, Marie ran the European Health Spa on Broadway Street for many years, before purchasing the club and turning it into her own club called Sprint Family Fitness. Eventually, Marie moved the fitness club to Richmond BC. In addition, Marie dabbled into the heating air conditioning business owned and operated by her predeceased husband of 40 years Heinz Hamann.

Marie is survived by her son James, three grandchildren Weston, Joleen and Miranda, her sister Margie, and brothers John and Walter.

Marie passed away peacefully at the Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, July 25th, 2019.