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Mary Johnston

Mary Theresa Johnston (Ormond)

November 24, 1930 - March 14, 2021
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Mary T. Johnston (Mamie) nee Ormond, died Sunday, March 14, 2021 in Barry’s Bay, ON at the home of her daughter and son-in- law with whom she resided. Mamie was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on November 24, 1930. She attended Mira Road School and Holy Angels High School. Mamie worked at Crowell’s Ltd until her marriage to Edward Johnston in 1951. Edward predeceased her in 2011.
Mamie and Edward lived on Alexandra Street in Sydney until his work took the family to the Riverview suburb of Moncton N.B in 1970. In 1975 the family moved to Ontario as Edward’s work took him to Ottawa. They purchased a home in Kemptville. Mamie made significant contributions to the Kemptville community. For over 25 years she volunteered in the Kemptville & District Hospital Pharmacy and was recognized by the Province for her work there. Mamie was a dedicated volunteer and supporter of Kemptville & District Home Support. She began by delivering Meals on Wheels and moved to assisting in food preparation and serving its “Diners Club” until her health began to fail. Mamie was a member of Holy Cross Church where she also volunteered. Mamie moved to Barry’s Bay in 2019 where she resided with her daughter Karen and son-in-law.
Mamie is survived by her six children and their spouses, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Mary Elizabeth [Albert Dufresne] Stittsville, ON; Michael [Katherine and sons Ormond & Brandon] Sydney, N.S.; Karen [Rob Filipkowski and son Ben] Barry’s Bay, ON; Bernadette [Tom Edwards and children Connor & Alyson] Carleton Place, ON; Ormond [Linda and children Hannah & Michael] Oxford Mills, ON; Kathy [Ken Storen and children Katelyn & Devin] Barrhaven, ON. Mamie is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Edmond and Sharon Ormond, Sydney, NS.
Our family is grateful to Michelle Dupuis and Mary Trebinskie for leading personal care in a professional and compassionate manner in the last months of Mamie’s life. Karen Wagner of Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care provided invaluable assistance and advice regarding her care. We also thank Roxanne Masson who cared for Mamie in Kemptville before her move to Barry’s Bay.
Arrangements for a memorial service will be made when the Covid crisis ends. In lieu of flowers our family requests donations to Madawaska Valley Public Library - Barry’s Bay; St. Frances Valley Health Care Foundation; or Kemptville & District Home Support.
Tributes and condolences may be sent to www.zohrfuneralhome.com.
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Roz Bailey

Posted at 10:40pm
It’s sad to say goodbye to your Mum. I hope you will be comforted in time.
I admired Mamie. To me she was lovely, very tall and elegant but mostly she was kind. It is a blessing that you could care for her at the end.
RIP Auntie Mamie.
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Leanne LeLievre

Posted at 08:26pm
You are in my heart and thoughts at this sad and difficult time. Our family will always hold and cherish the warm and wonderful memories we shared with your mom (our beautiful aunt). May the loving memories you share and hold bring you comfort and courage to face the days ahead... With Deepest Sympathy
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Donna Fŕost

Posted at 11:17am
Sincere condolences to the family for the loss of Mamie.
Remembering her fondly today from the long ago days at the family home on Mira Road
(Ñova Scotia). A cousin and a lovely lady.

Louise Belanger

Posted at 06:26pm
To Rob and Karen, My sincere condolences to you both. Hoping that in the days to come you will both find solace in the good memories. Louise Belanger
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Frank and Liz Aikens

Posted at 08:06am
Michael, Kathy and families......our sincere condolences to you and your family on Mamies passing! ❤️
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