I was 11 years old the last time I saw Mary in Beaver Cove (1977) and I still have vivid memories of her smiling, talking and laughing. No doubt you have many great memories. My condolences to you all.
So saddened to hear of Mary's passing.She was an integral part of our childhood and family.Many fond memories of happy times spent around the piano at 97 Byng and outings out in "Shady Vale " at Beaver Cove! Aside from her distinguished career accomplishments, Mary could always be counted on at family gatherings for hilarious stories told (as only she could) with her zany personality and penchant for humor.Sincere condolences to all the nieces and nephews. She will be missed.
Mary was a generous colleague. She had the rare ability to convey true friendship both inside and out of a professional setting. She had wonderful communication skills, a great sense of humour, and she was a fair judge of character. We were both new faculty in the early 1970s. One could only have the deepest respect for her knowledge, her convictions and her contagious appeal.JimGuy
To Mary's relatives and friends,
Mary's life was a blessing
to her family and friends
and now with Mary's passing
this blessing does not end.
Her relationship to our family
goes back throughout time,
when she took part in a play
and left fond memories behind.
"The Absent Minded Bridegroom"
was directed by our Dad,
an A.O.H. performance
with Mary as the Bride.
I'm smiling as I think of her
and the stories Mary shared
even 50 years later
when I met her anywhere.
A lady through and through
a woman I hold dear,
I'll always feel her presence
when I think of her it's clear.
Rest in peace dear Mary
for you have left behind
love and peace and wisdom
for the good of humankind.
- Love, hugs and prayers for blessings for you all, Viola Doncaster
I knew Mary, Terence, and Father Joe. She will be missed. I offer my condolences to her family.
I am so sorry that I am unable to attend wake or funeral as I am in Antigonish at three days of meetings. I would want to express personally my great admiration and gratitude to Mary for being such a supporter and friend when I was chaplain at UCCB and , as well, ever since. I was delighted to enjoy a great visit with Mary on New Year's day when we shared great memories. And once again she was an icon of Christian faith and love of the Lord. My sympathies to Mary's family and friends as we say goodbye to a wonderful woman. I pray the Lord she loved in this life will greet her with an embrace and smile just as she embraced and smiled with so many of us.
Fr. Bedford Doucette
Our Sincere Condolences to all of Mary's Family. May she rest in peace.
Butch, Joan & Family.
I was so sad to hear of my first cousin's passing, Dr. Mary Lynch. I have known Mary all my life of 82 years, as her mother and my mother were sisters. I just visited Mary last summer and was looking to spend more time with her this year.
Mary was a wonderful person, intelligent, loved life and had a deep feeling for the Holy Spirit. I will miss her greatly, but I have so many fond memories of our times together.
Stan Macdonald, Florida
Mary was my faculty colleague from 1971 until her retirement. While we came to our jobs with very different world views, I always regarded her as a friend, and someone whose dedication to her students was beyond reproach. Before it ever became fashionable, she was an accomplished and independent woman academic. I deeply regret that geography makes it impossible for me to attend in person, but my thoughts will certainly be with her and her family at the end of a long and distinguished life.
My Sincere condolences to the Lynch and related families on the loss of your loved one. I have never had the pleasure of meeting her, but I knew Father's Joe and Terence and brother Vaughn. Father Joe was, for many years, Parish Priest in my home-town of Trenton. Through him, I met Father Terry and Vaughn. I last saw father Joe when he was PP at Creignish and was saddened to learn of his passing while on Missionary Service in Africa.
Mary will always be my good friend, a close and special cousin and a very lovely girl..Her smile and laughter filled the room, no matter how hard times were for herself, and her concern for others, was always her #1 objective. I'm certain that she is still praying for us all, from up there, and that HE is listening. Bob Tripp