WHELIHAN: Mary M. (Mitchell) of Lucan, recently Chatham
Peacefully, at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg on Saturday, March 30, 2013 of Lucan, recently of Chatham, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Whelihan (1993). Dearly missed by her son Patrick (Donna) and their children Carol and Andy Gates, Sharon and Scott Jordan, and Brian Rouble and Kate Latimer, as well as their six grandchildren. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, especially Gordon Mitchell (Joanne), Mary Anne Forrest and Stephen Mitchell as well as many friends and relatives too numerous to mention, including Meintje Ferwerda (Peter) and Lauretta Blake. Predeceased by her brother, Frank Mitchell (1980) and his wife Edith (2007).
Mary was born in Biddulph Township. She grew up surrounded by cousins by the dozens and lived most of her life on the farm and in Lucan, ON. Her door was always open and her witty sense of humour delighted all who knew her. In 1934 Mary graduated as a nurse from St. Joseph’s Hospital, London and served as a private nurse for many years. She was a sixty year member and past president of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Women’s League, Lucan.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Maple City Retirement Home, Chatham, especially Deanna Hansor, for making Mary’s last years so comfortable. Special thanks to Dr. Don Hastings and the staff at Chatham-Kent Alliance and to Father Frank Leslie, Chaplain, for taking such good care of her in her last days.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM and on Wednesday from 10- 10:30 AM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Wednesday, April 3rd at 11AM with Father Dariusz Lewandowski presiding. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Parish prayers will be said in the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM.
Donations to St. Patrick’s Parish would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Posted free at www.CanadaObits.ca