Mary Loretto LYNDE

  • "Remembering Mary and her brother Terry with fond Memories..."
    - Pat Poole
  • "We are so sorry to hear of Marys passing, she was a lovely..."
    - Dan and Diane Beck
Service Information
Paul O'Connor Funeral Home
1939 Lawrence Avenue East
Scarborough, ON
M1R 2Y8
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Paul O'Connor Funeral Home
1939 Lawrence Avenue East
Scarborough, ON M1R 2Y8
Funeral service
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
11:30 AM
St. John's Catholic Church
794 Kingston Road
Toronto, ON

LYNDE, Mary Loretto (nee BECK) On Thursday, October 3, 2019, in the early morning hours, Mary Loretto Lynde passed peacefully in her sleep at Providence Healthcare Centre. After months of various health challenges, at age 87, her poor body had nothing left to give. In her final hours, she received blessings in keeping with her Catholic faith and was surrounded by her family and the love she taught us all to share so freely. Mary was born at St. Michael's Hospital, just ahead of her twin brother Terrence, joining the family with her older brothers William and Lawrence. As a young girl, she survived Scarlet Fever, spent a summer picking strawberries on a farm, and graduated from St Joseph's in Toronto. Years after, she met a young man from Kimberley, BC, named Thomas, with whom she would go on to celebrate 39 years of marriage before his passing in 1997. Four children and five grandchildren later Mary's legacy will live on, as will the many stories both spunky and sweet. She will be greatly missed by her children, Mary-Kay (John), Ralph (Carmen), D'Arcy (Monica), Ross (Nathalie), and her grandchildren Dorian, Kinzey, Gia, Roshan and Shay. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Providence Healthcare. Should friends desire, flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions may be made to St Vincent de Paul. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11th, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, with a funeral service on Saturday, October 12th, 11:30 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., Toronto.
Published in the Toronto Star from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2019
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