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August 13, 1913 – December 19, 2012
Peacefully at the Almonte Country Haven in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. Mary Bernadette McVean; formerly of Arnprior at the age of 99 years. Dear daughter of the late John Joseph Nugent and the late Elizabeth Levi. Beloved wife of the late Howard McVean (January 7th, 1981). Dearly loved mother of Kathryn McVean of Ottawa and Don McVean (Joyce) of White Lake. Dear sister of Loretto Syme (late Orville) of Almonte and Teresa Johnston (late Hank) of Ottawa and sister-in-law of Alice McVean (late Clifford) of Arnprior. Predeceased by 2 sisters: Kathleen O'Donnell (late Wilfrid) and Rose Coady (late Raymond) as well as 2 brothers: Gerald Nugent (late Marie) and Tom Nugent (late Myrtle). Cherished "Granny" of Paul McVean and Ryan McVean (Jennifer Leblanc). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, December 21st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, December 22nd from 9:15 until 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Saturday morning, December 22nd at 11 o'clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery.
In memory of Bernadette, a donation to the Almonte Country Haven "Resident Programming" or St. John Chrysostom Parish Memorial Fund would be appreciated by her family. Members of the CWL will assemble at the funeral home for prayers on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 20, 2012