In Celebration of

Mary (May) Kenny (nee: Dupchak)

February 6, 1940 -  January 2, 2019

Surrounded by her loving family, Mary passed away peacefully at the age of 78 at Lakeside Long Term Care, Toronto on January 2, 2019. Mary was predeceased by her parents Fred and Annie, her twin brother Joseph, her brother William and longtime partner Herb Kelloway. Mary was much loved by her children Laurie Kenny (Paul Tilsma), Janice Ricci (Stephen) and Scott Kenny (Janet) and grandchildren Stephanie, Jessica and Dallas.

Mary lived her life with the philosophy that we all must be kind and compassionate to one another, forgive one another and understand what underlying conditions may exist. You could always recognize Mary by the smile on her face and that twinkle in her eye.

Special thanks to her many dedicated caregivers and all the staff at Lakeside.

Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Kipling and Islington Aves.), Etobicoke, on January 5, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Service in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please volunteer your time or donate to the charity that is meaningful to you.


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Laura (Friend/Carer)

Entered January 3, 2019 from Toronto

I had the pleasure of meeting Mary a few years ago, and the joy of spending almost every day of the week with her. She taught me to laugh more (and often, as often as you can), to be kind to everyone you meet because “you never know what they may be going through”, and to always share your love with your family and friends.

To me, that’s what Mary did; she encompassed love and friendship along with beauty and grace. She didn’t sweat the small stuff in our time together, and often brought a smile to peoples faces, whether someone at the coffee shop or a “Hey! How ya doin!?” and a giggle afterward, as she greeted a stranger outside of her home. I often greet friends this way since I met Mary, and always think of her when I do.

She loved her family, her children and grandchildren and spoke of them often with so much love in her heart and it radiated when she looked at their pictures or spoke to them on the phone.

I am lucky to have met a woman like Mary, and will continue to be inspired by her strength, her compassion, her joy and her love for those around her. Never will I forget.

Chad Webb and Ron Webb 

Entered January 3, 2019 from Toronto

We are so sorry for your lost. Mary was a great lady.

Susan Schell 

Entered January 4, 2019 from Toronto, Ontario

I enjoyed working with Mary for many years. She was always so upbeat and ready to handle any challenges. She had a very interesting life and she made me feel that there was a personal connection.

Santino Parise (Friend)

Entered January 4, 2019 from Mississauga

Our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow.

Your friends at Newcomb Spring of Canada Ltd.

Michael Kelly (Friend)

Entered January 4, 2019 from Toronto


Thanks for being such a good friend. You will be missed


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