It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Ellen Bowdridge. Mary passed away on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa in her 72nd year.
Mary was born in Victoria, Newfoundland, and was raised on the island of Cape Breton. Growing up in Glace Bay, Mary was often referred to as “Nellie”.
Mary is survived by her daughters Michele, Kimberley, Tammy, Son John, Special Grandchildren Stephen, Mathieu, Kevin, Alexander, and the only Princess Lyndsie.
Mary is survived by her brother Wallace, sister Velma, predeceased by her sister Rita.
Predeceased by her parents Sarah Jane Larkham (2002) and William Larkham (1953).
Mary was a care-free soul and could be found singing Karaoke and dancing to what she called “The Newfie Jig”. Mary was always looking for a new adventure. She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter and her keen sense of humour!
She had a passion and love for her family, her grandchildren referred to her as Nan or Nana and she loved spending time with them.
Stories she told will live on in us, leaving us with cherished memories and love in our hearts.
Mary was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease in 2009, she fought hard to stay with us.
We miss you Mom, Fly High and Free. Love your girls, Michele, Kim, Tammy.
Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Montfort Hospital for all their care and support during mom’s illness. Special thanks to Dr. Doerk for her emotional support to our family.