Mary Harquail Flaherty

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  • "Dear David, Ted, Ann, Gerry, Patrick, Jim, Norah, and Mary,..."
    - Stephen Leach
  • "Dear Mary & Family, Very sorry to hear about your Mother's..."
    - Terri Watson
  • "Patrick, We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to..."
    - Ruth & Ed Saray
  • "May you cherish the fond memories in your heart forever"
    - Robin Martin
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow...."
    - Ghislaine Harquail
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OBITUARY MARY HARQUAIL FLAHERTY Passed away peacefully at the age of ninety-two on Thursday, September 18, 2008. Prior to moving to Vancouver in 2007, she was a longtime resident (after 1945) of Montreal and Fort Lauderdale. Mary was born into a prosperous family in Campbelton, NB on April 6, 1916. She is survived by two of her nine brothers and sisters, Sister Margaret Harquail, CND, of Sydney, NS, and Gerald Harquail (Ginette) of Toronto. Mary was a Registered Nurse, a devout Roman Catholic, a highly supportive mother, and a caring grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary married Edwin B. Flaherty, a chemist and entrepreneur, in September, 1938 and they had eight children, all of whom survive them: David of Victoria; Ted of Montreal; Ann Gilmartin (Frank) of Darien, CT; Gerry of Cornwall, Ont.; Patrick (Sylvie LePage) of Montreal; Jim (Christine Elliott) of Whitby, Ont.; and Norah (Robert Levy) and Mary (Bernard Fletcher) of Vancouver. At her passing, Mary had 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. An amazing legacy. A funeral is planned for St. Patrick's Basilica in Montreal at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, with visitation on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Collins Clarke funeral home at 5610 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Marys memory would be much appreciated to The Abilities Centre, 500 Victoria Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2M8, tel: 905-665-8500: www.abilitiescentre.org . It is a registered charity.
Published in Montreal Gazette from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23, 2008
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