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Submitted by natasha on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 03:11:PM

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, SERVICES PLANNED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 1 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.  RESCHEDULED INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON THIS SITE AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

 

It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family of Mary Hamilton (Chisholm) announce her passing on January 4, 2020, at the age of 80 at The Ottawa Hospital-General Campus after an extremely brief battle with cancer, which she fought so bravely.  As she gained her angel wings, she was surrounded by loving members of her family.

 Born in Antigonish on September 1, 1939, Mary was the fourth child of the late Daniel and Florence (MacNeil) Chisholm.  As a young girl she moved to Pictou with her family and it was here that as a young adult she caught the eye of her one true love, George Hamilton.  They were married in 1961 and together spent the next 54 years enjoying their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  As a military family they moved to different cities and countries finally settling in Ottawa for the past 38 years.

Mary leaves behind a family that loved her beyond words including her son Paul and grandson Joss, her son David, daughter in law Evangeline (Angel), and granddaughters Kolleen (Alex Daigle) and Stacee.   She also leaves behind three great grandchildren.  Mary will also be sorely missed by her brothers Joe (Chris) of Fredericton, Bernard and Harold (Brenda) of Pictou and sisters Jean Thompson of New Glasgow, Janet Trites of Waterside, Joan (Elwood) Rankin of Meadowville, Eileen of Trenton and Barbara (Gary) Fraser of Pictou and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents Mary was predeceased by her husband George in 2016 and by her brothers Donnie, Billy, Charlie and John and sisters Rose and Bernadette.  She was also predeceased by her brother in laws  Norman Thompson, Peter Trites, George Murray and niece Donna Lynn.

Besides spending her time with family Mary thoroughly enjoyed sewing.  She was a very accomplished seamstress crafting hundreds of garments for family and friends. Her other passion in life was sports and the Montreal Canadians and the Toronto Blue Jays have just lost their number one fan.

A big thank you to the Radiation-Oncology team at TOH, especially Dr. K. Lupe and Dr. R. Goindy. They treated Mary with the utmost care, and we appreciate all their efforts.

Friends and family are invited to visit at the Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa on Friday May 1, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 am.  Interment at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces.  A reception to follow will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Road, Orleans. In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Jennifer Robinson

My heartfelt condolences to all of Mary's family...she was an amazing woman. Mary was the best neighbor anyone could ask for and I feel blessed to have known her. Rest in peace my friend????????.
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Peter and Jess O’Neill

Barb...we are all very sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. May she RIP. God bless you and your family.

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Karen Chisholm

I will miss your Facebook comments (Habs) & seeing all the wonderful sewing you have done. RIP

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Kolleen

I don’t even know where to begin . We were so lucky to be so close to our grandparents, these two helped raise my sister and I into the women we are today. They often were our fun Saturday night sleepovers as kids .. we’d wake up to the smell of bacon and pancakes and they would have our favourite cartoon already playing. They took us to museums , picnics , sledding .. regular outings etc !... time went on and we got older but sleepovers were still fun , we re-payed those special moments with our grandparents by random drop ins , phone calls , lunch dates , dinner dates , movie nights etc. When our grandpa got sick , we made that time we had left extra special. And when that day came for our Pappy to gain his wings , it took our worlds for a spin. The last words our grandpa said to our dad were “take care of your mom.”

And we did . We made beautiful memories. Ones that we would go back in time and do all over again.

Nan. You were our firecracker , you knew exactly what to say . ( even if it was a little inappropriate! Hehe) there are no words for how much my grandma meant to me/us. She was my bestie. My sunshine . Our lives will forever be changed . We will now reminisce on the most amazing times we had , laugh at the things she said and wonder what she would be saying now .

We miss her , we will always be missing her.

Till we meet again nan .
I love you more then words can say❤️

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Cordis Macdonald

My deepest sympathy to all of Mary's family on her sudden passing

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Arlene McNeill

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family.

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Christine Thompson

RIP Mary & condolences to your family .
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Christine Thompson

RIP Mary & condolences to your family .
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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/10/2020 - 02:13:PM

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Kamal Nagpal

Our sincere condolences. Thinking of your Angel. Hugs.

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Kamal Nagpal

Our sincere condolences.Thinking of your Angel.Hugs.

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