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Mary Lillian (Payne) Barrow

November 28, 2017

 After a brief and courageous fight against cancer, Mary passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of Fred.  Dear mother to her sons:  David (Renee), Michael, Steve (Mona) and to her daughters:  Kelly (Steve) and Sue (Mike), son-in-law, Larry and daughter-in-law, Tatjana.  Loving grandmother to Amber, Tyler, Marisa, Serena, Chris, Ben, Alex and Evan.  She will be missed by nieces:  Nancy, Cheryl, Beth Anne, Mary Ellen, Jennifer, Jessica and nephew, Gary; as well as family members in the UK.  Predeceased by her sister, Edna and survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy.   Special thanks to the staff at University Hospital (4th, 6th and 10th floors) and the entire team at St. Joseph’s Hospice.   The care and compassion that Mary received was extraordinary.  Mary retired from The University of Western Ontario – Office of the Registrar, after 20+ years, in 1993.  She enjoyed her retirement with music, travelling, drawing, computer games, and cards.  Mary cherished the time she spent with her family as well as her much loved dogs and cats.  A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior.  Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.  

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Mark and I and all our family are sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Kelly if there is anything we can help with let us know. Hugs The O'Keefe Family

~ Lauren O'Keefe

From Yellowknife to Grandpa Freddie, My Dad Steve, and the rest of the family from Amber, Warren, Lucas & Larissa. Sorry to hear the news of Grandma Marys passing. Our thoughts are with you all at home during this time and are sad that we cant be there with you. Hope to see all of you the next time we are home in London. Love you. Amber.

~ Amber Z0ck (Barrow)

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was such a sweet, smiley lady. My thoughts are with you and your family Fred. Anne Kershaw

~ Anne Kershaw

Oh Fred, I am so sorry to hear about Mary. I often thought about you and Mary, but never made it around to visit. You both will always be in my thoughts. Nan

~ Nan Goens

Fred, how much Michael and I wish we could be with you at this sad time. We had so much fun together over the years. Mary was one of the best ladies we have ever known. She will remain in our hearts forever. We are only a phone call away. Margot & Michael

~ Michael & Margot Lutes

Dear Fred and Family Please accept our condolences on the passing of Mary. We just found out today and we are so sorry to have missed the service. You are in our kindest thoughts.

~ Jim and Diehl

(Donated to St Joseph's Hospice, London)

~ Patti Davis and George Strathopolous

(Donated to St Joseph's Hospice, London)

~ Nan Goens

(Donated to St Joseph's Hospice, London)

~ Andjela and Simon Smith

(Donated to St Joseph's Hospice, London)

~ Lori & Eddie Lupton

(Donated to St Joseph's Hospice, London)

~ Mary Boucher

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~ Kellly Hennigar

(Donated to St Joseph's Hospice, London)


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