Passed away quietly on September 25, 2012 at her home. Much loved wife of the late Carson “Red,” mother of Alan (Pat), Mary MacDonald, Kathryn Williams (David), Robert (Estelle Donoghue), grandmother of Jeremy, Jessica, Christopher and Aaron and cousin of Margaret Joyce MacIntosh. Maureen was born on March 18, 1924 to William and Loretto (nee Contway) Collum in Petawawa, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto in Physiotherapy. Her work as a mother, wife, and later with the Transport Canada library filled her life until retirement in 1989. Her gracious enthusiasm for life will be missed by family, friends, neighbours and caregivers. The support Maureen received from the Palliative Care program and CCAC in the last 6 months is a credit to the Ontario medical system. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway, on Sunday, September 30, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 400 St. Laurent Boulevard, on Tuesday, October 2 at 11:00 am. Donations may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

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