Mary Claire Jamieson
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Resident of Norwalk
Mary Claire Jamieson, age 42, died in the early morning of October 17th 2013 at the Hospice in Branford, CT after fighting with incredible courage and determination against brain cancer for 10 months.
Mary was born on November 19th in Rockville CT, the daughter of Jon David Sundstrom and the late Clara Irene Sundstrom and was raised in Windham CT, before moving to South Africa to be with her future husband. She later moved back to the USA and lived in Norwalk CT for the last 9 years.
Mary is survived by her husband, Hugh Jamieson and three loving children, Kyla, Ian and Quintin; her father and step mother Jon and Charlotte Sundstrom; her sister and brother in law Julie and Tom Segar and their son Jonathon; and her step siblings Chuck Dow, Stefanie Dow and Julie Fortunati. She is also survived by many in-laws, nieces and nephews, and a large close knit group of friends, who are like family.
Mary was an incredibly thoughtful and loving wife and mother, who chose as her role in partnership with Hugh to manage the household and stay closely in tune with the lives of their children, whom she loved more than anything in the world. As a mother Mary was recognized for her artfulness, ingenuity and sort it out attitude. She was deeply invested in the Norwalk community, as a T-ball coach and particularly later through her involvement in the Columbus Magnet School, where she was a class mom, chaperone, determined fund raiser and PTA treasurer. During her illness Mary and her family were rewarded with, and extremely appreciative of, the outpouring of support from the Norwalk community. She wanted us all to know that Norwalk is far from the hole in the doughnut. Mary's death has left us with a void that can never be filled, an appreciation for the beauty and value of each and every moment of each and every day, and the inspiration to live life to the fullest. We have had a wonderful journey together and unfortunately yours has come to an end and ours continues. We will not allow this terrible disease to extract any further price from us. We will not be victims, we will be survivors and we will live our lives to the fullest in your memory my Mary!
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration on Saturday, October 26th at 4:00 at Bayley Beach Park (Pine Point Road, Norwalk, CT, 06853, Dress warm/boots) followed by a reception at the community hall at Rowayton library from 5:00 onwards (33 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06853). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, http://www.momentumfund.net/help.html
Published in The Hour on Oct. 23, 2013