MerIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary unexpectedly on the morning of January 16th, 2013, at the Hospital Versalles, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in her 70th year.                        Dear close friend to Kerry Donnelly (Charlie) Mississauga, ON, “other” to her “adopted” children Robert DeLand, Mississauga, ON and Kate Sharkey, B.C.  Mary is survived by her sister Ruth Wilton (Laird), Bridgewater, NS, her brother Robert Smirle (Betty), Milton, ON, and her sister in law, Lesley Smirle, Ottawa, ON.   Predeceased by her brother, John Smirle, formerly of Ottawa and her parents, Cyril and Dorothy Smirle, formerly of Bath, ON.   Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her nieces, great nieces and nephews, cousins and by her many family and friends around the world.    As per Mary’s wishes, cremation will take place and a “Celebration of Life” will be announced at a later date in Mississauga through the Toronto Star and Canada Obits. If desired, memorial donations appreciated for Lennox and Addington Interval House – 613-354-1556, Hope House, Mexico – or to Women’s Habitat Etobicoke – email:

T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Limited, Dashwood –

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