Maree Chamandy

Obituary of Maree Christina Chamandy



Maree Christina Chamandy (née Finn)

June 14, 1931 – May 21, 2021

We thought our mother would live forever because nothing could keep her down. So, it comes as quite a shock to announce that she died peacefully, just three weeks short of her 90th birthday. She began her day with her Globe & Mail on the sofa as she did every morning, put her head down to rest for a moment and gently joined our father, Dick (d. 1973) and her beloved mother-in-law, Adele (d. 1985).

Always proud of her Irish heritage, Mum was born in Belfast and raised in Dublin, the second of Matt Finn and Sarah McLarnon’s five children. She immigrated to Canada in 1954 and worked with the Guaranty Trust for several years where she met our father. Notwithstanding Dad’s early passing, she had a full and active life and was in admirable health until the end. She continued to play tennis until a few years ago. In the last few years with her pace moderating, life was about coffee time with great friends, Friday gatherings with neighbours, bridge, daily walks, and her family. Maree was the consummate social being.

Mum will be missed by her boys, Ian, David and Patrick. Also by her daughters-in-law and her grandchildren Aidan, Olivia and Eric, Leah and Ryan.

Mothers hold their children’s hands for just a little while…and their hearts forever.

The last word goes to Mum:

It's me, Maree. I would like to say I inherited three wonderful daughters-in-law - Lori, Marie-Hélène and Cindy. Also some dear friends, many I have known for over fifty years, who have been so supportive - Maggie, Roberta, Geeska, Eva, MaryAnn, Judith, Sandra, Lynda, and Jane Moore. Also deceased - Edith, Liz and Ann. I also enjoyed playing tennis and bridge at The Cricket club for many happy years. Much Love, Maree.

A celebration will be scheduled at a future date.

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