In Celebration of

Mary Rowena "Maresky" Strachan

July 22, 1947 -  September 5, 2023

Passed away at William Osler Etobicoke General Hospital on September 5, 2023 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Graham. Mary was a Kind & Loving Angel & She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She will be lovingly remembered by her Brother & Sister, Nieces, Nephews, Cherished God children, Step Children & Grands as well as her Adoring Friends in Canada & the United Kingdom.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Kipling & Islington Aves.) on Wednesday, September 13th from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m with a Funeral Service to follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel. For those who wish, donations may be made on her behalf to SickKids.


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Léa Aellen (Friend)

Entered September 10, 2023 from Mazarron, Spain

BFF 1971 - 2023 a friendship spanning half a century! Memories galore: good, funny, sad, drole. My sister of the heart, where there will always be a place for you. Not a goodbye my friend just an Aurevoir! Love you Lea 🐸

Nicolette O'Reilly (Niece)

Entered September 11, 2023 from UK

My dear Aunty Mary
Thank you for being such an important and special part of our childhood. So many wonderful happy memories and experiences, filled with laughter.
A treasured Sister to our Mummy, Virginia who loved you so much and was instrumental in your upbringing when your Daddy passed away.
We had wonderful trips to Geneva and a holiday in Italy. Mummy never left us with anyone so a testament to how valued you were.
My first experience of skiing, a week in Geneva you taught me how to swim in Italy. You were incredibly patient and so caring.
We had amazing times and I still make all your recipe's and cannot listen to Elvis without thinking of you! We were with you in Geneva when we had the news of his passing & you were heart broken.
Your kindness, generosity and love of life will be with me for ever.
May you rest in peace & carry on your partying with all of the family we have already lost.
Forever in our hearts

Rochelle (God Daughter)

Entered September 12, 2023 from Canada

Aunty Mimi,
You were the absolute best fairy godmother anyone could have asked for. You brought so much joy, laughter and excitement to everyone you met. I know that you are now at peace and having a grand party with the angels. I will miss you each and every day. Thank you for being you!
Love Rochelle

Carlene Mitchell (Friend)

Entered September 12, 2023 from Brampton

My dearest friend Mini.
Our hearts are broken with your loss.
So many life changing memories over our 37 years of friendship.
You were the embodiment of Joy, Love & Laughter and it brought happiness to all who knew you.
All the parties we planned, our trips and shopping sprees are memories that will last a lifetime. You were an awesome God mother to Rochelle, teaching her lot of thing good and not-so-good :-)

You were so brave over the past year, laughing at my silly jokes and dancing with me to anything that had a good beat even from your wheelchair though you were in excruciating pain.
I can still feel your hand in mine as we held on through the pain. I am grateful to
have been there for you to the end.

Thank you for being simply the best!
You will live on in our hearts and continued traditions " Not as you are but as you used to be"

Your friend forever.
Love you to the moon and back,

Tony McCurrach (SKY) (Friend)

Entered September 12, 2023 from England

I remember the many hours spent as young teenagers with you and John in Albany Cottage listening and dancing to the Beatles. It was great fun. You were great fun. Fond memories. Rest in peace.


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