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DURLING, Mary "Mamie" (Parker)
Born January 4, 1934 in Canso N.S. and 48 year resident of Stittsville; passed peacefully May 31, 2015 surrounded by loving family in hospital. She was the daughter of Billy Parker and Elsie (Snow), dedicated sister to Joan Robinson and Stacy Parker and former wife of Laurie Durling. Loving and supportive mother to her sons Michael (Anne), Neil (Cheryl), Terry (Christine) and Barry (David). Cherished grandmother to Amanda (Pat), Lindsay, Austin, Kristen, Madison, Rachel and Hope. She will be dearly missed by many, including nieces and nephews from coast to coast. She has been reunited with her beloved brothers and sisters Flo, Basil, Rose, Jack, Patsy, Ralph and Mona. She was the recipient of the "Stittsville Senior Citizen of the Year Award" in 2009 to recognize her for outstanding volunteer contributions to numerous charity and community organizations. She was an active and charter member of the RCL 618 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also an avid darts player, loved her bingo and was a faithful supporter of Holy Spirit Parish. She was happiest when surrounded by the company and love of family and friends throughout life, always selfless and giving to others and valued the importance of strong family ties. She is now dancing a jig having joined the kitchen party of loved ones that have gone before her.
"Yes, they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly. It's good to touch the green, green, grass of home."
Friends may pay respects at the
Kelly Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel
580 Eagleson Rd, Ottawa, ON, K2M 1H4
Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Monday June 8, to Holy Spirit Church, 1489 Shea Rd. Stittsville for Mass of Christian Funeral at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion, Stittsville. Donations in her memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice. Special thanks to the wonderful and compassionate staff of the Ottawa Civic Hospital Neurology Unit, and Palliative Care Team (D7). Condolences and sharing memories can be made at

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