Mary Theresa MCCARTHY

McCarthy, Mary Theresa

Dec. 21, 1931 – Sept. 29, 2011

Mary Theresa McCarthy, in her eightieth year, passed away suddenly in Campbell River, BC on Thursday, September 29, 2011. She was the seventh of Sophie and Martin’s brood of six boys and two girls – the last of her siblings to survive. Family mattered to Aunt Mary. She took loving care of her mother, helped her siblings when needed and maintained a close and attentive relationship with her many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. In the last few years of her life, Mary sought a new adventure and moved to Campbell River from her native Toronto. Mary’s family is deeply grateful for the support, assistance and companionship of her new friends, especially Irene and Lorraine and to the Knitting Club that warmly embraced her as one of their own. A special thank you to Margaret Sidler, Mary’s niece, who ensured that Mary’s needs were taken care of in these last few months. At Mary’s request, cremation will occur in BC. The funeral and interment will be held in Toronto at a later date. An announcement will be posted in the Toronto Star and the Campbell River Mirror. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She will be dearly missed.

with two brushstrokes of grey

the dove paints herself into the sky

from Julia McCarthy’s, “Gestalt” in her Poetry Collection, Return from Erebus.


Campbell River Funeral Home


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