Vinall, Mariann

Mariann Cecelia Vinall of Chatham passed away peacefully on Sunday June 8, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Mariann was born in Brantford, one of three children to the late Mary Frances (O’Neil) & John Patrick Ryan. She is survived by her sister Helen Phillips (William) and was predeceased by her sister Patricia McGraw (Thomas). For many years Mariann was a Financial Administrator for the Essex County Roman Catholic School Board. She travelled the world and enjoyed sharing the many stories of her adventures. She and her late husband Alfred Thomas Vinall raised six children; Mary Frances & Dave Tennant, Paula & Bob Goulet, John & Cindy Vinall, Geraldine Vinall (predeceased), Patricia & Tim Statham and Michael & Robin Vinall. They were also blessed with ten grandchildren; Kimberly Bigelow, Ryan Goulet, Janice Guy, Jillian Vinall, William Legg, Sean & Greg Statham, Amberly, Katie & Robert Vinall as well as thirteen great-grandchildren; Kyle, Dylan, Tyler, Leah, Andrew, Hayley, Adrian, Shaun, Austin, Aran, Sarah, Ella and George. Mariann is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Mariann’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in her home town of Brantford at a later date where her urn will be interred at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with Funeral Arrangements. Friends wishing to remember Mariann with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences for the family and online donations may be left at

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