It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Mary Helen Dods on August 14, 2022 at the age of 87. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 66 years, John, her daughter, Anne (Andy), and her grandchildren Ryan (Alex) and Lindsay (Martin). Pre-deceased by her brother Lindsey, she will also be missed by her sisters Lois (Larry), Cathy (John), sisters-in-law Mary and Nancy (Tony), her nieces and nephews and many friends.
Mary was born in Shelbourne, Ontario and spent her early years on the family farm before moving to Orangeville for high school. She graduated from the Atkison School of Nursing of the Toronto Western Hospital in 1955 where she excelled at her studies and made many life-long friends. She returned to school as an adult and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from York University. Mary and John lived in North Bay, Cold Lake, Vancouver and Ottawa before settling in Toronto in 1966.
Mary was an intelligent woman with a quick wit and an impeccable sense of style. She was an avid reader and enjoyed entertaining family and friends, especially at her beloved home on Strath Avenue. Mary was a caring and devoted wife and mother, but her true passion was always for her grandchildren whom she loved without limit.
A funeral will take place at Kingsway Lambton Church on August 24th at 1:30 p.m., with visitation beginning at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of choice.