Todd: Mary Isabel

Passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018, at Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy, in her 81st year.  Loving and devoted wife of 57 years to the late Richard “Dick” (2017).  Dearly beloved Mom of Roberta “Bobbi” (Chris) Jacob of Waterloo, Lisa Todd of Strathroy and predeceased by infant daughter Sheri Lyn (1964).  Dear Grandma and Pyjama Fairy of Clare and Alexander Jacob.  Mary will be missed by her Crawford cousins; Don, Janet and Norma and the IMAC spouses Kathy, Art and Len.

Mary was born and raised in Forest, Ontario, to Ivan and Madeleine Crawford.  After qualifying at Teachers’ College in London Ontario in 1958, she began her career teaching elementary school students in Plympton.  She led a rich family life with her husband and daughters as long-term residents of Mount Brydges.  She was an active member of the Mount Brydges United Church and UCW, and also worked to support Middlesex Community Living.  Mary greatly enjoyed time spent travelling with friends, and grandchildren.  In 2008 Mary and Dick moved to Strathroy and continued to enjoy life at Twin Elm.  She was a kind friend to all who knew her.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Middlesex Community Living or Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

As an expression of remembrance, please feel free to bring a hand-picked bouquet of flowers from your garden.

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”.
– Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Ground

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