Muriel was born on August 1, 1947, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, to Andrew and Elizabeth (nee Stokes) McMeans. She grew up on the family farm three miles west of Guernsey and attended elementary school in Guernsey and high school in Lanigan. She was raised by her mother as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and symbolized her dedication by baptism on July 18, 1957. After high school she lived a brief time in Winnipeg and Montreal. She soon returned to Saskatchewan and began working at the Bank of Commerce in Humboldt. This is where she met the love of her life, Gerald Lins, whom she later married on June 22, 1968 in Plunkett. Together they were blessed with two children, Tammy and Sheldon. After the children were born Muriel chose to stay at home and worked side by side with Gerald on the family farm. In 1988 Muriel returned to work at Possberg Pork Farm and continued there until 1996 when she began treatment for breast cancer. She loved to garden and during the years grew and preserved an extensive array of vegetables from her garden. In later years she grew a profusion of cheery flowers around the house. She also loved to travel, and through the years made many trips to British Columbia, and other locations such as Alaska, Banff, Jasper, Yellowstone, and South Dakota. Cancer was not going to keep her from enjoying life, so she and Gerald enjoyed a wonderful Caribbean cruise in 2006. Family was extremely important to Muriel and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She loved shopping for clothes and toys for the grandchildren. She regularly visited them and made every effort to attend their recitals and school events even throughout her illness. She regularly spoke on the phone with her granddaughter in Ottawa and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her youngest grandson during her final days. Muriel fought a courageous 14 year battle with cancer but sadly passed away on August 28, 2010. She will be missed however we are comforted by the knowledge that she is in Jehovah's memory. We look forward to seeing her again when all those "in the memorial tombs" will be resurrected (John 5:28, 29) to live in a paradise on earth. (Rev 21:3, 4). Muriel will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 42 years, Gerald Lins, two children and five grandchildren; Tammy (Keith) Hesson and children, Mikayla and Bradley of Ottawa, ON and Sheldon (Nathale) Lins and children, Taylor, Haley and Brett of Humboldt; two brothers and one sister: William (Francis) McMeans of Saskatoon, Robert (Wanda) McMeans of Plunkett and Nora McMeans of Spiritwood; three sisters-in-law: Linda Beecham of The Pas, MB Joyce (Dieter) Hoffmann of Calgary, AB and Ruby Lins of Ottawa, ON numerous nieces, nephews and many good friends. Muriel was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Elizabeth McMeans; two half brothers: Roy Beecham and Rolla Beecham; one sister-in-law, Sandra McMeans and one brother-in-law, Don Lins. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Humboldt conducted by Eugene Mellish. Pallbearers were: Doreen Matalski, Keith Hesson, Darren Beecham, Doug Ball, Lindsay Irwin and Gilbert Thurlow. Interment followed at the Morvin Cemetery Wolverine District, Saskatchewan. Memorial Donations in Muriel's memory may be directed to Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Canada or Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski and Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, SK.