Mary Richardson

Obituary of Mary Richardson

 

MARY BALFOUR RICHARDSON “GRANNY FOX” (NEE CAMPBELL)

 

Our beautiful Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in her 88th year.  Born February 7, 1930, she was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Bradley, and her parents Senator G. Peter Campbell and Mary Campbell (nee Garrow).  Mom was the heart of our family and will be so missed by all of us - Campbell (Debbie Crossman), Elinor, Stephen, Louise (Doug Wilkins) and Jason (Emily Rogers).  Granny Fox loved, and was much loved by her five grandchildren - Harry, Savannah, Christina, Maxwell, and Kieran.  She will be missed by her sister Joyce Morden (John), brother Peter Campbell (Cathy), her sister-in-law Elizabeth Whealy and their families.

 

Mom was born in Toronto and was educated at the Bishop Strachan School and the University of Toronto.  She loved spending summers at Pointe au Baril, sailing, swimming, picnicking and feeling the warmth of the rocks on her bare feet.  Winter weekends on the slopes of Blue Mountain were a treasured family time.  Mom will be remembered as the consummate mom and the tireless supporter of family and friends.  She was involved in many fundraising activities over the years for those groups for which she felt an affinity.  Closest to her heart was L’Arche, where she was on the board for many years.  She loved life and had the innate ability to put a smile on your face no matter what.  Her signature send-off “have a happy day” will resonate in our hearts.

 

A celebration of her life will be held in ST. LEONARD'S CHURCH, 25 Wanless Avenue, on Tuesday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m.  A reception will follow at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations to L’Arche Toronto would be greatly appreciated.