Nicole CORBEIL posted a condolence
Saturday, June 22, 2019My sincere condolences to Mary's family. When my late husband Bill McCarthy and I moved to Port Hope 25 years ago we had the good fortune of meeting Mary and David. Since I was a Montreal Québecoise Mary was happy to have someone to speak to about a city she had loved. She truly made an effort to introduce us to many people, always inviting us to her parties. Along with 2 other couples we played bridge for a few years taking turn hosting and I always looked forward to those afternoons. We had lunch a few times after David died, and I visited her a couple of times at Empire Crossing. When I invited her to my 80th birthday party in 2017 she was in hospital but took the time to telephone me which I really appreciated. She was a very special lady and I do remember her strong opinions indeed, on almost everything! She will be missed by all who knew her.
Catherine Growen posted a condolence
Friday, June 14, 2019When mom called me to tell me the news, my heart sank. Mrs. Butler has been part of my life for over 40 years, and has given me such sage advice, and words of wisdom, and wonderful jokes and hugs that will stay with me always. When I was in my early twenties, she often told me it was about time that I called her "Mary", to which my reply was always "yes, Mrs. Butler ". My heart goes out to the whole family, I have the utmost love and respect for Mary, and will miss her dearly. I will think of her often, and breathe in the Nova Scotia air and feel the sun and sand with her in my heart.
Debbie McLaggan posted a condolence
Thursday, June 13, 2019Dear David, Brian and Families, I loved Aunt Mary. She was straight talking, feisty and always interesting. I have vivid memories of the times we shared at our Grandparents’ home on the Northwest Arm, including making homemade mushroom soup in Gram’s kitchen. When I was quite young Aunt Mary took me to a play at the Neptune Theatre. It was my first theatre experience and It left a lasting impression. Going to the theatre is still one of my favourite things. I enjoyed our afternoon chats. Family, art, politics and the books she was reading were often discussed. I was amazed how she kept up with her extensive New Brunswick Family. Aunt Mary asked about everyone and expressed genuine interest in what they were doing. She was a great source of family history. I will miss her. Debbie On behalf of all the Campbell Clan, please accept our sincere sympathy. We will toast Aunt Mary at our Family Gathering on June 30th. I’m sure some great stories will be shared at that time.
Carol Fortune (Bruce Campbell) posted a condolence
Thursday, June 13, 2019David and Brian, I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. All though I’ve not seen her in years, I had the pleasure of talking with her on the phone a few years ago. Your parents would stay with Bruce and me when they visited Saint John, to our great pleasure. She was a wonderful person, and I know your family will miss her. Thinking of you.
Brenda Clark posted a condolence
Thursday, June 13, 2019Mary was my mother’s younger sister. From earlier times in Nova Scotia I loved her very much. She was always very supportive and caring about my life. One of the things that my cousins enjoyed was her love of setting up arguments. This part of Aunt Mary drove me crazy. I saw one day that it was a bit of a game with her. I argued back and she said, “I finally got you going!” She loved to hear the news of all our family and remembered the names and connections of all the nieces and nephews and the greats! Having both become migrants from Nova Scotia, it was good to be able to see her and Uncle David from time to time. They always welcomed me and whoever came with me. I always ended our phone conversations with “I love you, Aunt Mary.” She did the same. I was able to see her just two days before she died and I claim that as a great gift. Our conversation was intermittent. She was interested in my Topic for preaching on Sunday. When I told her she thought it was great - supportive and interested right to the end. When I said I was bringing love from all my family, she was quick to ask me to send hers back to them. This was my Aunt Mary!!!
Jayne Dennis posted a condolence
Thursday, June 13, 2019to Mary's family ... Condolences and hugs from this end. Mary was a great neighbour on Lakeshore - as well as a good friend of my mum, and we attended the same church. I saw her a few times last summer when she had a hospital room across the hall from my mum - and I would pass messages back and forth for both of them. (my mum also left us before Christmas)... suspect they are both having a good catch up now... Jayne
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